Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering

120 credits (MSc, 2 years )

The backbone of modern telecom infrastructure consists of optical fibre-based systems in combination with wireless technologies. Medical applications of photonics and microwaves are numerous, and measurement applications include radar, environmental monitoring and radio astronomy. 
Satellite based microwave systems aid our everyday life e.g. television broadcasting, navigation and weather forecasts, and are used in remote sensing of the Earth and space geodesy.

Programme description

Over the past decade, photonics and wireless technology have grown at an exceptional rate and investments in future telecom systems will have a profound impact on social and economic development, but everything wireless needs hardware.
 

The programme offers a unique opportunity to study a combination of subjects for which Chalmers has world-class facilities: Onsala Space Observatory with radio telescopes and equipment to study the Earth and its atmosphere, the Nanofabrication Laboratory with a cleanroom for research in and fabrication of micro and nanotechnology and research laboratories with state-of-the-art photonics and microwave measurement equipment.

We focus on applied science and engineering, where we combine theory with hands-on practise, labs and projects. We are involved in cutting edge research and the manufacturing of components for and like e.g. microwave and millimetre wave electronics, instruments for radio astronomy and remote sensing, optical fibres, lasers, and microwave antennas.

As a student of the programme, you will gain solid knowledge of wireless, photonics and space engineering on a system level as well as specialised skills in a chosen subfield. You will be prepared for a career in the field through studies of wireless and optical communication components and systems, RF and microwave engineering, photonics, and space science and techniques.


​Entry requirements (academic year 2015/16)
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

Chalmers Bachelor’s degree
Are you enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at Chalmers now or do you already have a Bachelor’s degree from Chalmers? If so, different application dates and application instructions apply.

Specific entry requirements
Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics or Engineering Mathematics
 
Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 credits) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis and Fourier analysis) and Electromagnetic field theory
 
Preferable course experience: High frequency electromagnetic waves.

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)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)
​Application
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Credits: 120
Duration:
2 years
Level: Second Cycle
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-29009
*EU/EEA citizens are required to provide documentation of citizenship (external link) 
Contacts
Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Chalmers’ Admissions, 
admissions@chalmers.se

Specific questions about the programme's content:
Hans Hjelmgren, Director of Master's Programme, hans.hjelmgren@chalmers.se

Student life and programme experiences:
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