Master's programme in Information and Network Engineering

Do you know your wireless communications, networking, and data analysis? 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 the mass media and specialised media include the Internet of Things, smart homes, the Smart Grid and the digitalisation of industry and autonomous vehicles.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline
1 February 2018: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
6 April 2018: Notification of selection results

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator.

Programme coordinator:  Cristina La Verde, Phone +46-8-790 7315

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 by providing you with a broad basis and the opportunity for in-depth studies in the following areas

  • Communications engineering
  • Information engineering
  • Multimedia processing and analysis
  • Networked systems

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 master's degree project

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.

Examples of degree project made by former students

  • Automated cyber security compliance assessment
  • Data analytics optimization for mobile networks, based on divisible load theory
  • Performance of In-Band Full-Duplex for 5G Wireless Networks
  • Object ranking for mobile 3D visual search
  • Solving sudoku by sparse signal processing

Examples of degree projects carried out by students within this field

  • The application of D2D communication in 60 GHz millimetre wave transmissions
  • Energy Efficiency of Heterogeneous LTE Networks
  • Deployment Options for Providing Indoor Coverage in High Frequency Bands
  • Object Ranking for Mobile 3D Visual Search
  • Solving Sudoku by Sparse Signal Processing
  • Analysis of the Performance of Cache Replacement Policies for a Video-on-Demand System
  • Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Performance Management for Cloud Services
  • Promoting Privacy in Smart Space
  • Operating System Security Modelling



KTH’s close connections with research and industry leaders such as Ericsson, Huawei and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology mean that students will most likely complete their thesis in an environment that will benefit their career progression after their degree.

Some students from the programme continue with their education after graduating, with a few beginning their doctoral 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.

Career and alumni interviews 


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Liangcheng Yu, China

"The friendly and innovative atmosphere at KTH is one of many aspects I like about KTH."

Meet the students

Faculty and research

The programme in Information and Network Engineering is given by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH. The area of Telecommunication Engineering at KTH is ranked 20th in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the Shanghai ranking. The field of Electrical and Electronics at KTH is currently ranked 26th in the world by QS (17th in 2016, 16th in 2015). Faculty from the departments in Information Science and Engineering, and Network and Systems Engineering, is teaching courses within this programme.

Faculty and research

Changes in the programme may occur.

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