Master's programme in Information and Network Engineering
We live in an increasingly on-line world, where not only people but also an increasing number of different machines and sensors are connected. Concepts that are becoming more frequent in both mass media and specialised media include the internet of things, smart homes, the smart grid, the digitalization of industry and autonomous vehicles.
Information and Network Engineering at KTH
To maintain and develop the high-tech industry around the world, engineers are needed who can both understand and develop communication solutions as well as having the methods to analyse and process the huge amounts of information that flow in various networks. To an increasing degree, this need will also be felt outside the traditional information and communications technology sector. Examples of such areas are the manufacturing industry, the motor vehicle industry and the new sector of companies based on cloud services.
This programme will prepare you for a future professional role in this area by providing a broad basis and the opportunity of in-depth studies in network technology, information and signal processing, digital communication and multimedia processing.
In addition to the technical aspects of the coursework, there are also many non-technical classes offered, such as project management and leadership, and technical English.
The degree project amounts to one semester of full-time work and is normally undertaken during the last term. The project is carried out in the area defined by and relevant to the courses taken during the programme. The project may be undertaken in either an industry setting, at a KTH department, or in another technical university or research institute anywhere in the world.
KTH’s close connections with research and industry leaders like Ericsson, Huawei and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, mean that students will most likely do their thesis in an environment that will benefit a career progression after their degree.
Some students from the programme continue with their education after graduating, with a few percent beginning their octoral studies in Sweden or abroad. A majority of graduates almost always find work in research and development at many of the world’s major manufacturers and operators in the communications field.
Information and Network Engineering will continue to be pivotal in how our societies operate, and KTH will play an important role by providing the talent and creativity for the future.
Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.
Faculty and research
The programme in Information and Network Engineering is given by the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH. The field of Electrical and Electronics at KTH is currently ranked 17th in the world by QS (16th in 2015). Faculty from the department in Communication Theory, Communication Network and Signal Processing is teaching courses within this programme. This brand new programme is an extension of former programmes in Wireless System and Network Services and Systems, and covers the areas of information and media processing, networks and digital communications.
Changes in the programme may occur.