Master of Science Programme in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication System

120 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)

Overview

Profile - General Content

The objective of the programme is to prepare for qualified development work in industry as well as provide a basis for research studies. The students meet and work closely with researchers in the field of telecommunication systems and will get a thorough understanding in this area.

After finishing the studies the student will be able to apply the knowledge in a range of situations for an analysis of problems as well as creation of solutions. The student will be able to select, design and apply a range of complimentary and cohesive tools and concepts in the area.

During the programme studies the student will acquire an understanding of basic definitions and concepts, construction principles and construction methods and the practical application of these within the area of telecommunication systems and computer networking. The student will also obtain knowledge of important protocols, methods of system evaluation, current trends and problems in the context of mobile and broadband communications including security.

The studies will mainly be carried out on campus to make it possible for the students to work close to the researchers. The education will include both theory and practical applications and the student will work both independent and integrate in to team as well. The programme will be finished by a master thesis work (30 credit points) which normally will be done in close cooperation with the industry and/or research projects.

In order to get the master’s degree a student has to complete 90 credit points (1.5 years) courses plus a 30 credit points (0.5 year) master thesis work, totally 2 years. One credit point (högskolepoäng) in the Swedish system corresponds to one credit point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The programme is based on that the student has a bachelor of science in the area of either electrical engineering or computer engineering. For further information, please see the programme descriptor of the programme.

Qualification Awarded

Education leads to a degree at second cycle with denomination

Degree of Master of Science (120 credit points)
Main field of study: Electrical Engineering
Specialization: Telecommunication Systems

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

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Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
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Admission

Prerequisites

Admission to the programme requires Bachelor's Degree (180 credit points) with one of the main areas of electrical engineering or computer engineering. Bachelor's degree must include 30 credit points in mathematics, in which multi-dimensional analysis, transform theory and mathematical statistics are included. Furthermore, the degree shall include data communications, telecommunications, object-oriented programming and English B.

Read about general admission requirements for second cycle.

Admission Criteria

(This paragraph is a translation from Swedish of the approved method, “Antagningsordning för Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, 2010-02-16”)

For programme at advanced level a special selection will be applied. The special selection involves that one or many selection criteria will be added together according to a method that will result in a merit value.

Description of methods
The special selection involves that one or many of following selection criteria
1. Grades
2. Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test
3. Other special tests
4. Academic qualifications (credit points)
5. Working experience
6. Special reasons

Will be added together according to a method that will result in a tariff.

Method 12: Special selection for the Master Programmes in the engineering area

GENERAL
This method has the purpose to assess the applicants’ competency for studies at, among others, the Master Programmes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering.

BASE FOR RANKING OF APPLICANTS
Previous university studies and English.

DETAILS ON BAS 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.

WORK METHOD
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.

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

The objective of the programme is to prepare for qualified development work in industry as well as provide a basis for research studies. The students meet and work closely with researchers in the field of telecommunication systems and will get a thorough understanding in this area.

After finishing the studies the student will be able to apply the knowledge in a range of situations for an analysis of problems as well as creation of solutions. The student will be able to select, design and apply a range of complimentary and cohesive tools and concepts in the area.

During the programme studies the student will acquire an understanding of basic definitions and concepts, construction principles and construction methods and the practical application of these within the area of telecommunication systems and computer networking. The student will also obtain knowledge of important protocols, methods of system evaluation, current trends and problems in the context of mobile and broadband communications including security.

The studies will mainly be carried out on campus to make it possible for the students to work close to the researchers. The education will include both theory and practical applications and the student will work both independent and integrate in to team as well. The programme will be finished by a master thesis work (30 credit points) which normally will be done in close cooperation with the industry and/or research projects.

In order to get the master’s degree a student has to complete 90 credit points (1.5 years) courses plus a 30 credit points (0.5 year) master thesis work, totally 2 years. One credit point (högskolepoäng) in the Swedish system corresponds to one credit point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The programme is based on that the student has a bachelor of science in the area of either electrical engineering or computer engineering. For further information, please see the programme descriptor of the programme.

Learning outcomes

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.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Structure

Mode of delivery

The programme includes 90 credit points course work and 30 credit points master thesis work. Total duration of the programme is 2 years.

The goals of the programme are achieved by means of the courses comprising the programme. Assessment and examination are performed on a per-course basis, and details regarding examination and grading are present in the corresponding course syllabus.

During the programme, each course is evaluated and the course evaluations form the basis for further development.

General information
The aim and learning outcomes of the programme are reached through different courses included in degree. Assessment and examination take place at course level and details concerning assessment and grading for the courses can be found in each respective course descriptor.

The programme is continually evaluated and developed which may cause the courses offered and the position of the courses to change.

NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
 

Courses autumn semester 2012

Compulsory courses

Complex Analysis and Transforms, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course yields knowledge in analytic functions and residue calculus in order to teach the Fourier, Laplace and z-transforms. These constitute the background of applications to telecommunications, signal processes and other technical fields.

Read all information about the course 'Complex Analysis and Transforms' (the link opens in a new window)
 
TCP/IP Internetworking, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of this course is for the student to primarily acquire an overview of the broad field of Internetworking, and the specific protocols particularly IP, IP-routing, TCP, UDP and DNS. Furthermore, studies in how different networks are integrated within Internet and also other important parts such as IP Multicast and Mobile IP. The course provides the necessary basis for further studies within the subject area. The aim is also for the student to acquire understanding of basic definitions and concept, design principles and construction methods as well as practically apply these in the area of Internetworking.

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Computer Networking Software Tools, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is for the student to obtain an overview, insight, skills and experience with some of the occurring tools used in studies of/on/in Internet systems. Further it is expected of a professional in the area to have this knowledge, both in general, detailed and practical in order to use tools, and adapt choice of tools and the tools for the purpose.

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Random Processes, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The objective of the course is that the student will get knowledge about stationary random processes and their application in technology.

Read all information about the course 'Random Processes' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Network Management, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is for the student to acquire knowledge in operation and maintenance of modern computer and telecommunications network. Network Management criteria and standards are described with focus on Internet management by means of SNMP and applications of these. The student also develops practical skills in network administration and monitoring, including the use of network monitoring products.

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Simulation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The objective with the course is to give the student theoretical and practical knowledge of how, by using computer-based tools, to model complex systems in the fields of computer- and telesystems by means of event-steered simulation.

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Applied Network Management, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The objective with the course is to give the student skills in the monitoring of modern computer networks/services, experience of software development, information seeking, and also experience of how a project should be carried out and completed. The student will also get an insight into how the size of these networks influences the choice of management tools.

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Software Development for Telecommunication Systems, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The objective with the course is to make the student understand the processes and methods that the supplier and the constructor of software may use. The student will develop knowledge of how to work in order to deliver the right product to the customer, to guarantee that the product is made in the proper way and delivered on time. The student should also be able to create conditions for carrying out the work in larger groups.

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Courses autumn semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Research Methodology with Emphasis on Engineering Science, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The goal of the course is to give a fundamental introduction to modern approach to science, particularly to nature and engineering sciences. The course gives also an insight on history and philosophy of science and how the scientific methods could be applied in electrical and mechanical engineering. After the course the students should be able to curry on research projects and write a scientific report.

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Advanced topic in Telecommunication Systems, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is for students to gain in depth knowledge and understanding within a specific area within electro technology with a focus on telecommunications systems. The students deepen their knowledge of current research and current research positions within the specific areas as preparation for a master’s thesis or as a specialized study within the main field.

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Elective courses

Green Networking, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is for students to gain a general overview of the areas of Green Networking and Cloud Computing, as well as the specific systems and functions of these. Primarily, analytical measuring systems and parameters, energy use, energy savings are studied, as well as how different systems and functions are designed.

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Network Security, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The objective with the course is to give the student theoretical and practical knowledge of common security concepts, cryptation and security applications.

Read all information about the course 'Network Security' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Written Work

The programme concludes with a written degree project equivalent to 30 credit points.

International element

Students have the opportunity to study a semester abroad at any of BTH partner universities.

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

Student with a degree from the programme may amongst other things work with following types of duties: Qualified development and / or research studies. The programme is especially interesting for students who want to work abroad.

Further Studies

Student with a degree from the programme can in general apply for further education at graduate level within the main field telecommunications system At BTH are following programme at graduate level which are open for students with a degree from this programme: Telecommunication Systems

Programme Advisory Board

Programme will establish a programme committee that is responsible for ensuring education usability for labour market. Programme Council meetings is scheduled for 2 times/year Contact person for programme committee is: David Erman The program committee will be composed of students, alumni, external representative and teachers and subject area representatives.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Examination

Qualification Awarded

Education leads to a degree at second cycle with denomination

Degree of Master of Science (120 credit points)
Main field of study: Electrical Engineering
Specialization: Telecommunication Systems

Assessment and grading

Assessment and examination varies between different courses in the programme. See information for respective course in the programme.

Programme Evaluations

Students' views on education are used to improve the program elements.

Alumni

The programme has no special alumni site it is handled by the usual ALUMNI Functions at BTH.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

 

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