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 solid foundation 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 cannot only use but also understand and develop new solutions for advanced communication systems and for 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, not the least, security of wired and wireless networks and networked systems.
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
- Machine Learning in Defensive IT Security: Early Detection of Novel Threats
- On Stochastic Modeling of Sensors that Drift
- Towards Exploiting Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Computers for Quantum Support Vector Machines
- Antenna Selection and Bit Allocation Strategies for Generalized Spatial Modulation
- Development and Testing of Performance Assessment Equipment for Elite Fencers
This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at KTH).
The master’s programme in Information and Network Engineering has been designed to provide a solid foundation 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 telecommunication technologies, as well as in emerging areas such as 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 anywhere in the world.
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.
Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's programme in Information and Network Engineering are:
Both communication and information analysis play a crucial role in enabling technologies for achieving several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, for example in the development of smart cities, safe and efficient transport systems and resource-efficient production. In the programme-integrating course The Sustainable Information and Network Engineer, students are given an opportunity to reflect on and discuss yet more practical cases where their technical expertise can contribute to a more sustainable world.
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 19th 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 19th in the world by QS. 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.