Master’s Programme in Telecommunication Systems 120 credits
It is no longer possible to apply to this option
If you want to learn more about future communications systems, this programme is for you. It mainly focuses on future communications networks and the problems and challenges these will entail.
The programme deals with issues affecting computer networks, the internet, mobile systems, cloud communications, software defined networks (SDN), user-perceived service quality (QoE), network-based services and research methodology. You will acquire the knowledge necessary for qualified development work within the industry and a basis for research studies through technical knowledge and analytical skills. You will meet and collaborate with researchers within telecommunication systems and acquire a good understanding of the field.
The programme consists of 120 credits and leads to a two-year Master’s degree.
- Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
- Study period: 2019-September-02 until 2021-June-06
- Education level: Second cycle
- Main field of study: Electrical Engineering
- Programme syllabus: Download
- Application: It is no longer possible to apply to this option
- Welcome letter: Download
- Location: Karlskrona
- Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
- Entry requirements: Bachelor's Degree (180 credit points) with one of the main areas of electrical engineering, computer science, software engineering, information system or computer engineering. Bachelor's degree must include 15 credit points in mathematics, 7.5 credit in data communications/tele communications, object-oriented programming and English B/English 6.
(This paragraph is a translation from Swedish of the approved method, “Antagningsordning”[Admission regulations], Dnr; BTH-1.2.1-0223-2017.)
This method has the purpose of assessing the applicants’ competency for studies at, among others, the Master Programmes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering.
BASES FOR RANKING OF APPLICANT
Previous university studies and English.
DETAILS ON BASES FOR SELECTION:
The first step of the ranking process is an assessment of the relevance of the area and specialisation of the applicants’ previous university studies to the applied programme. This assessment is made in three categories: minimal relevance = merit points 0, average relevance = merit points 0.5, high relevance = merit points 1.
Finally, the applicants’ TEOFL or IELTS level in English is normalised to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to pass the prerequisites of the applied programme and 1 is the maximum level of the test. Applicants’ who are not required to prove their English skills with TOEFL or IELTS tests will get the merit point 1.
These two merit point values are added to a total merit value between 0 and 2
MAXIMUM MERIT RANKING:
A maximum of 2 merit points will be given, according to the above given details.
Applications that are accepted for review based on the basic requirements for the programme will be ranked according to the details above. If not all applicants with the same lowest merit point can be admitted, a preference is given to the gender that is least represented at the programme, and if further selection is needed lots will be drawn.
Prior learning arrangements:
No preparatory studies before the programme start is offered as the basic requirement is a bachelor degree.
On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the second cycle degree
Master of Science (120 credits).
Main field of study: Electrical Engineering
Specialisation: Telecommunication Systems
In addition to the aims regulated nationally the following aims have been set for the programme.
On completion of the programme the student will:
- show knowledge and understanding in the electrical engineering area.
- show thorough knowledge and understanding within telecommunication systems area.
- show knowledge and understanding of current trends and problems within the telecommunication system area.
- show ability to search, evaluate and use information in an independent way to be able to learn during both future studies and in their professional career.
- show ability to, in an independent way, broaden their knowledge into new areas within the area of telecommunication systems and also have the ability to analyse problems and develop new methods and techniques as well.
Courses in this programme
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of data communication and data networks with focus on distributed connected systems as well orientation about current and future application areas, such as ''Internet of Things''. The course also provides knowledge and skills in network programming as basic tools for exchange of data within networked system.Read more
The aim of the course is for students to learn how data, computer systems and networks can be protected against unauthorized access.Read more
An operating system implements some kind of interaction philosophy between user and machine. UNIX-like systems emphasise programmatic interfaces for easy automation of repetitive tasks. This design makes UNIX the dominant operating system for large-scale servers and small mobile devices. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the command prompt, basic tools and commands, their areas of application, and ways to combine them into larger workflows. The course also addresses incremental methods for solving problems by breaking them down into partial problems, and how the solutions of these can be integrated into larger solutions. The course provides an introduction to the subject, and its methods of technology create a sufficient basis for further independent studies. The course also familiarises students with UNIX for daily use, and the problem-solving skills that students will develop will primarily be useful in other training in software development.Read more
The aim of the course is to enable students to discuss and practise a scholarly approach, to gain knowledge of current research in a chosen field and to practice academic writing. A key research issue is developing, evaluating and comparing methods, tools, languages, models/designs and algorithms and their impact on different systems, organisations and people. The course provides students with an understanding of the research methodology that enables such evaluations and comparisons. Furthermore, the students will be introduced to the societal and ethical aspects of the research and evaluation in question and gain experience of planning, executing and reporting a research project.Read more
The purpose of the course is to obtain knowledge in probability theory as well as statistical theory and methods. Emphasis lies in probability theory and stochastic processes with technical applications.Read more
The aim of the course is to provide in-depth theoretical and applied knowledge in advanced and complex network technologies. This includes understanding of methods, protocols and mechanisms so that the student can explain and compare advanced and basic networking technologies.Read more
The purpose of the course is for students to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding within a specific area within electrical engineering with a focus on telecommunication systems. The students deepen their knowledge of current research and the current research status within the specific area as preparation for a master’s thesis work or as a specialized study within the area.Read more
The objective of the course is to give the student knowledge about using computer-based tools and event-steered simulation to model complex systems in the fields of computer and communication systems.Read more
Service providers and operators pay much attention to the area of Quality of Experience (QoE) in network-based services. Better services imply more satisfied customers, and can therefore contribute to higher incomes. Service providers use measurements of perceived quality and like to use positive results for marketing purposes, while negative results are used as input for service development. Given this background, the course aims at providing students with insights, practical and interpretation skills with regards to how a quality measurement and evaluation process is run, which network behaviors and parameters affect the perception of different types of services, how to develop and interpret QoE models, and in which ways the service provisioning can be improved under given circumstances and boundary conditions.Read more
The aim of this course is to provide the students with a comprehensive coverage of advanced wireless communication systems in order to gain a detailed understanding of new technologies for the development of contemporary and future generation mobile communication systems. It covers physical layer communication techniques, cognitive and cooperative communication paradigms, and advanced wireless communication network architectures as means to address the heterogeneous demands on low latency, high reliability, massive connectivity, improved fairness, and high throughput. As such, fundamentals behind these technologies are covered as a basis for understanding advanced wireless communication systems such as 5G mobile communication systems and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. In addition, quality of experience is covered in the context of novel mobile multimedia applications in order for the students to understand the impact of advanced wireless communication systems on the quality that is perceived by the end-users.Read more
The aim of the course is to enable students to practise their ability to define, plan, execute and report an independent research project. Students are expected to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the programme to independently investigate one or more specific areas within the main field of Electrical Engineering. The student is to present the results of their research in speech and writing and critically review a fellow student’s degree project. The presentation is to comply with the requirements and criteria that apply for academic texts.Read more
Tuition fees and payment
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about application and tuition fees at Blekinge Institute of Technology.