Master's programme in Communication Systems
The Communication Systems programme has a broad scope, offering future-proof competence that’s in great demand. Millions of engineers and entrepreneurs are needed to take the global information infrastructure to all corners of the world.
The programme focuses on the integration of Internet and mobile communication network technologies to develop global communication systems for next generations. Students will work in a research environment with ample experimental resources and in close contact with the industry, including leading system manufacturers, service developers and providers, and advanced early adopters. The first study period of the programme consists of mandatory core courses, which provide in-depth knowledge in the fundamental areas of communication systems and networks. The programme continues with a wide range of elective courses, allowing students to specialize in many interesting areas. Many courses are problem-oriented, with self-directed and project-based work.
Internet and mobile phone networks are among the most powerful technologies of our time. Today’s challenges are to integrate them and make them scalable, secure and sustainable. The commercialisation of these new ideas will create value for users, vendors, operators and society in general. Consequently, entrepreneurship, product realisation and economics are inextricably linked to communication systems.
The programme provides an excellent basis for a career in research and development, as well as in network management. Former students can be found in academia as well as in the industry; on the producer side, with system manufacturers and operators, and on the consumer side, with industry, in the public sector and among regulators. There is a huge demand for network designers and administrators, especially in emerging markets in developing regions. Finally, as evidenced by Google, Skype, Spotify and others, there are rich opportunities for entrepreneurs to change the world.
The objective of the thesis project is for students to demonstrate the skills acquired during the program and apply them to solve realistic problems. The student writes a thesis and presents it orally, demonstrating and defending the results. The student, an examiner, a company, a public agency, or other external organization may propose a thesis project. The project must be approved by an examiner of one of the thesis project courses in the curriculum.