About this course
This program addresses students who are interested in an internationally recognized advanced degree program. One of the fields of specialization at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is "Information and Communication" (field of study 17). All lectures and lab courses in this field are offered in English.
Information and Communications Engineering is a rapidly expanding discipline which has already begun to change the face of the earth as we know it. New applications in areas such as mobile telephone, internet, and short message services are springing up constantly. Soon, cars will be guided by fully automated traffic control systems, and the intelligent management of information concerning, e.g., room and outside temperature, water consumption, and the position of doors and windows, will result both in reductions in energy consumption and in improvements in the comfort of one's own home. Finally, with commercial and economic activities being increasingly based on information technology, it appears likely that e-commerce will soon enter the home as the standard way of accessing markets.
Admission Criteria for the field of specialization No. 17 ("Information and Communications") are no less than an excellent four year B.Sc. Degree (top 5 % of class) from a renowned university in Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering, Communication Technology or related field e.g. data processing and transmission technologies, computer science and electronic system development. Applicants should have a strong mathematical background.
The program is taught in English and we therefore require proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL (>230 points for computer based test or >570 points for paper based test or >88 points for internet based test), IELTS (>6,5), Unicert III or UCLES CAE (grade C)).
Our master degree program has been developed in close cooperation with industry partners and aims not only to develop student's understanding of the concepts of Information Technology, but also to enhance their transferable skills in areas such as research, problem solving, critical thinking and independent learning. A strong emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical and practical elements of the program, e.g. case studies and realistic development scenarios.