Programme objectives

Master's Programme, ICT Innovation, 120 credits (TIVNM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2012

Last edit: 03/09/2013
Approved: 03/09/2013

The EIT ICT Labs Master School is a two-year program where you can choose two universities in two different European countries to build a curriculum of your choice based on your skills and interest.

The students are offered a double degree (from KTH and other universities that the student has chosen / accepted by), which combines technical competence with a set of skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The double degree complemented with an EIT ICT Labs certificate documenting the EIT ICT Labs specific learning objectives that meet EITs quality.

The program also attaches great importance to industry switching by offering internship at one of EIT ICT Lab partners, including Ericsson, Nokia, Orange, Philips, SAP and Siemens.

While the student gets an excellent theoretical education they also get the opportunity to work with European top research facilities and leading business partners. The program includes an Internship where students, teachers and our business partners develop a project for the master's thesis at one of EIT ICT Lab partners, including Ericsson, Nokia, Orange, Philips, SAP and Siemens.

Unique features of this program:

·      Strong integration of technical education in the ICT field in Europe's premier technical university with a 'business' oriented strand

·      Guaranteed quality 'internship' in one of the EIT ICT Labs partner companies as the basis for the thesis

·      Flexible combination of organizational and geographical mobility.

·      Team-building for all students in the form of 'School and Camp' at European level and the technical subject boundaries.

The main goals for the 'business' oriented parts is a fundamental understanding of and application of:

·      Step into a business development process from idea to product

·      Marketing and market analysis

·      Business Formation, Management and HR work

·      Project work and management

·      Finance

Objectives of the technical specializations:

Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

This specialization deals with the study, design, development and evaluation of innovative user interfaces and interactive systems with regard to both human aspects (social, cognitive and sensor levels) as well as technical and economic aspects.

Digital Media Technology (DMT)

This specialization focus on basic techniques of digital media systems including techniques for the generation of digital media, processing and encoding of the media, the storage of media content as well as wired and wireless transmission media.

Distributed Services and Systems (DSS)

This specialization deals with distributed systems, advanced networking technologies, services technologies for fixed and mobile systems, distributed information and data management, and programming techniques 'cloud computing'.

Internet technologies and architectures (ITA).

This specialization treats communications systems design, modern network respectively. Internet technology, mobile and wireless technologies, properties of complex communications systems and user aspects.

Embedded Systems (ES)

This specializations focuses on models, methods and platforms for embedded systems, embedded hardware, respectively. software and communications aspects, energy saving and communication aspects.

Knowledge and understanding

For a master’s degree in ICT Innovation the student shall:

· Be able to design and evaluate the characteristics of a specific system

· Have good knowledge of current research and development and trends in the industry

· Have good knowledge of the processes, methods and tools used for the development of the specific technology

· Be able to apply science and engineering in a relevant way

· Implement a business development process from idea to product.

Skills and abilities

For a master’s degree in ICT Innovation the student shall:

· Demonstrate the ability to create technical solutions that meet human and societal needs

· Show the ability to identify, define, formulate and manage complex problems in the area

· Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge in the field

· Analyze the commercial potential of a technical solution and plan the implementation of a commercial exploitation

· Be a good ambassador for the Royal Institute of Technology in industry and elsewhere

· Demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyze, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information

· Demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate issues and to plan and use appropriate methods, carry out advanced tasks within specified time frames, thereby contributing to the development of knowledge and to evaluate this work

· Demonstrate the ability to, national and international, orally and in writing, explain and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different groups, and

· Demonstrate the skills required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in other advanced contexts.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For a master’s degree in ICT Innovation the student shall:

·      Critical reading / reviewing of technical reports, design documents and business plans

·      Evaluate documents strengths and weaknesses and formulate evaluation of concrete and constructive terms.

·      Show ability to make assessments taking into account relevant scientific, societal and ethic aspects as well as show awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work

·      Show insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the responsibility of humans for its use,

·      Show ability to identify her/his need for additional knowledge and take responsibility for the development of his/her own knowledge.