Master's programme in Network Services and Systems
The dynamic and rapidly evolving field of communication technology is one that has changed our lives immeasurably in the last decade. The power, speed and availability of information will continue to define our social, political and economic landscape.
The Internet has become much more than just a library of information or social meeting point, but rather a multifarious tool aimed at catering to all of society’s needs. A two-year degree in Network Services and Systems offers Master’s students the opportunity to join this highly sought-after area of education, gaining comprehensive knowledge at a globally respected university.
Sweden has a thriving industry in the field of network services, which together with the established reputation of KTH, provides students with a multitude of career choices after graduation.
This degree programme provides a thorough understanding of all network systems and the services they provide, preparing students to work in the vanguard of research and development, and in the industry. Areas dependent upon expertise in this field include data and multimedia communication, cloud computing, industrial networked systems, intelligent transportation, intelligent health services and enterprise IT systems.
These are just some of the services that a new generation of engineers will be needed for. The programme starts with a block of foundation courses on internetworking, wireless networks, mathematical modeling and theory of science. Students are then offered a selection of conditionally elective courses in three tracks: design, technology and enterprise. These aim to provide the breadth of knowledge necessary to create a strong foundation, at which point the student can then take freely elective courses to meet their individual requirements.
The thesis project allows students to manifest their acquired mastery of the design of network services and systems. Many of the projects are part of ongoing research at the university, or perfomed at the industry, ususally related to research and development.