Location: 1360 Barrington Street
Room A208, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: 902) 494-1114


Internetworking is an area of growing significance and importance in today's world. It is a multidisciplinary area which requires knowledge and skills in the related areas of engineering, communications, mathematics and modeling, computer and network architectures, and computer software. It is an industry that draws on interdisciplinary knowledge, requires practical ability, and capitalizes on individual strengths.

The Master of Engineering in Internetworking was introduced in 1997 as the first graduate program in the world dedicated to Internetworking. The Internetworking Program is a specialized course-based graduate degree program which prepares students to enter industry in the field of Internetworking. Students receive a solid theoretical education that delivers the underlying theory of the Internet, how it works, how to design LAN’s, WAN’s, and inter and intra nets. It also covers security, management, and protocols that are used on the Internet. Practical skill development is a key component of this program and is achieved through the intensive laboratory requirements.

The program is designed to allow students to apply their knowledge and develop hands-on experience in a unique environment where they can analyze, test and integrate their knowledge, concepts and ideas through interactive learning. Through collaborative group work in the Internetworking laboratories, students have the opportunity to develop the team skills which are highly valued in industry.

Program Courses

The courses are continually under review and are shown here as they were at the time of going to press. The order of presentation is updated regularly on the Program Web page. Students are required to take courses in the pre-requisite order given on the Program Web page. A project is not mandatory and registration requires departmental approval.

Any new proposed courses will be posted on the program Website once approved by the university. In addition to courses, all students are required to research and present a seminar on an Internetworking topic. Registration is required for the seminar.

NOTE: Completion of any or all engineering courses offered by the Department does not qualify persons to hold the designation “Professional Engineer” as defined by various Provincial Acts governing the Engineering Profession.