Master's programme in Information and Network Engineering
We live in an increasingly connected world where not only people but also a rapidly growing number of sensors and devices are going on-line. Digitalisation of society and industry is discussed every day, including concepts such as the Internet of Things, smart homes, the Smart Grid and autonomous vehicles. Graduates from the programme will lead this development with a diverse skill-set in wireless communications, networking and data analysis.
Information and Network Engineering at KTH
In order to maintain and develop the high-tech industry around the world, engineers are needed who can understand and develop advanced communication solutions. These engineers must also be skilled in the methods used to analyse and process the huge amounts of information that flow in different networks.
To an increasing degree, this need is also seen outside the traditional information and communications technology sector. Examples include the new sector of companies based on cloud services as well as more traditional manufacturing industry and the motor vehicle industry, to mention just a few.
This programme will prepare you for a future professional role by providing a broad basis in communications and data analysis. You will choose one of four tracks that will provide you with in-depth knowledge in the area.
- Information engineering focuses on machine learning, pattern recognition, information theory and signal processing.
- Multimedia processing and analysis focuses on problem-oriented solutions for multimedia signals such as video, images, and audio using principles of data analysis and coding.
- Communications engineering is focused on wireless communications with the possibility of specialising in communication theory, coding, machine-type communications or antenna design.
- Networked systems focuses on the design, performance analysis, management and security of wired and wireless networks and networked systems, with elective courses on IT management.
In addition to the technical aspects of the coursework, there are also many non-technical elective classes on offer to prepare you for your future career in industry or academia. These courses aim to improve your capabilities in areas such as project management, leadership or technical English.
KTH’s close collaboration with leaders of research and industry not only ensures that the programme meets the needs and expectations of the industry but also connects you with your future employers during your studies.
Master's degree project
The degree project amounts to one semester of full-time work and is usually undertaken during the final semester. The project may be undertaken in either an industry setting, at a KTH department, or at another technical university or research institute anywhere in the world.
Examples of degree projects made by former students
- Automated cyber security compliance assessment
- Data analytics optimisation 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
The master’s programme in Information and Network Engineering has been designed to provide a broad basis in the strongly connected fields of networking, communications, multimedia processing and data analysis, with the opportunity of gaining expertise in one of these areas.
The programme prepares you for a future professional role in research and development. There are many companies in the Stockholm area working with traditional telecommunication technologies, as well as in the emerging areas of internet of things, cloud computing or industry digitalisation. Graduates of the programme are working at companies like Google, Skype, Ericsson, Huawei technologies, Telia company, Nokia, ÅF, Cisco, ABB, Avida finans and Scania.
A majority of graduates find work in research and development at companies in the field of communications and digitalisation. Elective courses with a strong theoretical content in the fields of networking and information engineering benefit students with interest in a research career, and provide a good basis for doctoral studies in Sweden or abroad.
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 master’s programme in Information and Network Engineering is offered 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 Electronic Engineering 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 and all teachers are also active researchers in the area.