Last edit: 08/05/2012
Approved: 08/05/2012

The overall goal of the programme is to graduate qualified students with the ability to apply mathematical and computer-based methods for solving problems in the area of communication systems, with focus on design, implementation, and analysis of communication systems. The programme is designed so that students, when they graduate, can carry out independent work or development work within the area. The student should also have developed a critical refection attitude for scientific knowledge as well as dependable experience within the area of communication systems. The programme will also give a solid basis for graduate (PhD) education within the area.

Knowledge and understanding

For the degree of Master of Science the student should:

  • Show knowledge and understanding within information and communication technology with specialization in communication systems, including broad knowledge of the area as well as the essential in-depth knowledge within certain parts of the area together with in-depth knowledge of the current research and development activities, and
  • Show in-depth within information and communication technology.
  • Show in-depth knowledge and understanding for the scientific principles within information and communication technology with specialization in communication systems.

Skills and abilities

For the degree of Master of Science the student should:     

  • Show ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and  to analyze, estimate and handle complex phenomena, problems and situations even with limited input,
  • Show ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate problems, to plan and with adequate methods carry out demanding tasks within given time frames and that way contribute to science development and evaluate that work.
  • Show ability to, nationally as well as internationally, clearly account for and discuss his conclusions and the scientific and the arguments behind that in dialogues with different groups, and
  • Show such proficiency that is needed to participate in research and development or to independently work in other qualified activity.
  • Show ability to follow the technical development in communication systems.
  • Show ability to use fundamental knowledge in order to investigate new and interesting ideas.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For the degree of Master of Science the student should:

  • Show ability to, with communication systems, assess with respect to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects also show awareness about ethical aspects on research and development.
  • Show insight on the possibilities and limitations of science, his/her role in the society and people responsibility for how it can be used, and
  • Show ability to identify his/her needs of further knowledge and to have the responsibility for his/her development.