Senast ändrad: 2011-02-28
Godkänd: 2011-04-12

The Erasmus Mundus master program in Research on Information and Communication Technologies (MERIT) aims at educating students with knowledge and specific skills in research and innovation in the field of ICT in order to meet the needs of European and worldwide R&D organizations, both from the industry and academia.

The program is organized by a consortium of 5 European institutions in different countries where KTH is one partner in the consortium. Each student spends the first year at one institution and the second year at any of the other institutions. After completing the two years, the students are awarded double degrees from the two institutions they attended.

Kunskap och förståelse

For the master's degree, the student should:

  • show knowledge and understanding about key technologies for information and communication technologies (ICT), especially on modern communication systems, including an overview of the area as well as a deeper knowledge within the selected area of knowledge.

  • Show deepened knowledge about the fundamentals of theory and methods within the subject area.

Färdigheter och förmågor

For the master’s degree, the student should:

  • show the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, judge and handle complex phenomena, inquiries and situations, even with limited information

  • show the ability to independently identify and formulate inquiries and plan, and with adequate methods, carry out qualified analysis and design of communication systems, within given time constraints

  • show the ability to orally, and in writing, clearly present and discuss one’s own conclusions and the knowledge and arguments which are the foundation for them in a dialogue with different groups

  • show such a skill which is demanded in order to participate in research and development work within the area

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt

For the master’s degree, the student should:

  1. show the ability to, within the technical area, make judgments with regards to relevant scientific, social, and ethical aspects and show awareness about ethical aspects in research and development work

  2. show insight about technology’s possibilities and limitations, its role in society and humans’ responsibility for how it is used

  3. Show the ability to identify his/her need for further knowledge and take responsibility for developing his/her knowledge.