MSc, 120 cr, 2 years
Society today is firmly rooted in electronic communication systems, and it is hard to imagine life without them.
Global systems such as TV, radio, the Internet and wired and mobile telephones have a fundamental impact on the way we live and work.
In the near future, we will see rapid development of e.g.
- sensor network communication,
- algorithms to decrease energy consumption of communication networks,
- tele-presence systems that reduce the need for transportation of people,
- communication as it becomes an increasingly prominent aspect of vehicles and transportation,
- many more areas.
Exactly what the future will bring is unknown, but some things are almost certain: there will still be advanced communication systems - some of them will be different from what the world knows today and communication engineers will be needed to develop and maintain them.
Who should apply
You should apply if you find the future outlook for communication engineers interesting, and have the following skills at a bachelor’s level: signals and systems theory (including linear systems and transforms), mathematical analysis (including probability and linear algebra) and basic programming. Basic knowledge in data communications is recommended but not required.
In order to gain insight into communication systems of the future, and to develop such systems, solid analytical skills and an understanding of the fundamental principles of digital information transmissions are essential, where mathematics and signal processing are important tools. The combination of theoretical and applied knowledge prepares students with a degree in Communication Engineering for a lifelong learning process in communications.
Ph.D. programmes in communications signal processing and related fields exist at universities around the world. A master’s degree from Chalmers provides an excellent introduction to this type of studies, as evidenced by the numerous graduates of the programme who are now Ph.D. candidates in Sweden, continental Europe and North America.
Detailed programme content in the Student portal, for current students
General entry requirements
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.
General entry requirements in detail
Specific entry requirementsBachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a
Major in Electrical Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Communication Engineering, Mathematics or Engineering Physics
Prerequisites: Mathematics 30 cr. (including probability and linear algebra), Signals and systems theory (including linear systems and transforms) and Basic programming
English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
- IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
- TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
To read more about required minimum test results and other means of certifying fulfillment of the English language proficiency requirement, please visit:
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Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 2 years
Rate of study: 100%
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Application Code: CTH-13009
For information about how to submit an application
It is mandatory to submit a number of required documents
Deadlines regarding application process
*EU/EEA citizens are required to provide documentation of citizenship (External Link)
Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Chalmers’ Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific questions about the programme's content:
Tommy Svensson, Director of Master's Programme, email@example.com