Welcome letter Master´s Programme in Telecommunication Systems – Autumn-22

Congratulations on your admission!

Welcome to the Master´s Programme in Telecommunication Systems at Blekinge Institute of Technology!

The programme runs full-time from 29 August 2022 to 2 June 2024. Please note, to keep your place on the programme, you must fulfil the steps in the section below: “Procedure to join the programme”. The mandatory course registration on-line will open 29 July and close 8 August. The mandatory roll call is held 29 August at 08.30 CET in room J1610 at campus Karlskrona. 4 September is the absolute last day for your arrival at BTH.

An introduction week will begin 22 August, including introductory- and social activities. Make sure to visit the Student portal for a detailed programme.

We encourage you to visit the page for Newly admitted students where you will find useful and practical information, including support and help with your next steps.

Today’s telecommunications systems are to a large extent based on software, this is clear from the recent developments in form of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Cloud Computing. At the core of these technologies, you find the Internet Protocol,  programming, and mathematics. Hence, to function efficiently, please refresh these skills before the program starts.

A warm welcome to BTH!

Patrik Arlos

Programme manager

patrik.arlos@bth.se

Procedure to join the programme

To keep your place on the programme, you need to fulfil steps 1-4 below.

If you do not wish to keep your place on the programme, please decline the offer on Universityadmissions.se or e-mail admissions@bth.se. This will inform us of your intent not to attend the programme and we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list.

If you are unable to join the programme this year, you can apply for deferment of studies to start the next time it is given.

1. Tuition fee

Non-EU/EEA students are required to pay tuition fee for the studies. Visit our tuition fee page for terms and conditions for feepaying students. 

2. Activate student account

You can activate your student account when you receive an e-mail from BTH regarding student account. More information and link to activation is available in the Student Portal. If you have not received an e-mail regarding student account one week before the registration period closes, please contact the IT Helpdesk.

3. Register for the courses

You must register for the courses to keep your place on the programme. Register in Ladok for students, instructions are in the Student portal. You can find the registration periods here. If you cannot carry out the registration yourself, contact studentreception@bth.se 

4. Mandatory programme roll call and programme information

Participating in the roll call is mandatory. If you do not participate in the roll call, or report planned absence to the programme manager, your admission will be terminated.

Equipment and digital tools

The online learning management system Canvas is used by all programs and courses. You can access a Canvas course page when you have your student account and registered to the course. In Canvas you can find course information and, for example, lecture notes, assignments, discussion forums, and more.

As a student at BTH, you have access to the e-meeting service Zoom. Using Zoom, you can meet and collaborate with your teachers and classmates. You can find more detailed information about Canvas and installation instructions for Zoom here.

BTH require all students to use their own computer in the studies. If your programme has specific requirements for hardware or software you can find them here. If your education is online, you also need access to web or built-in camera, headset with microphone, and internet connection.

As we are working quite a lot with Linux and Virtualization, you should prepare yourself so that you are comfortable working with Linux and different tools for Virtualization. For Linux, you need to know how to build software from a Git repository, how to install and update packages, work with scripts, terminals, and basic SSH usage. For Virtualization, we use different systems and tools. It is good if your computer has VirtualBox installed, and you are comfortable operating with it, i.e., creating VMs and networks, importing and exporting appliances, understanding the ways that the host and the VM can interact (both via network and shared folders).

Programme and courses

You can find programme syllabus and information on the programme's web page and Canvas page.

Courses during the initial semester:

, 7,5 credits Period: 2022-August-29 until 2022-October-30 Kurskod: DV1619

, 7,5 credits Period: 2022-August-29 until 2022-October-30 Kurskod: DV1457

, 7,5 credits Period: 2022-October-31 until 2023-January-15 Kurskod: DV1566

, 7,5 credits Period: 2022-October-31 until 2023-January-15 Kurskod: ET2595

The first two classes, Computer Communication and Programming in UNIX Environment are quite practical. Hence, I recommend that you read the prerequisites for both these classes, and if you have not been programming for a while refresh your C/C++ knowledge. I also recommend that you review the prerequisites for the next two classes, Introduction to Cloud Computing and Network and System Security, so that you can already now start preparing for them.

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