MSc Communication Electronics, 120 credits
The programme will not admit students in autumn 2013.
Degree: Master of Science (two years) with a major in Electrical Engineering
Teaching language: English
This master’s programme provides a strong and competitive education in Communication Electronics, combining knowledge and skills in electronics with in-depth understanding of telecommunication theory and modern wireless communication systems. The programme is particularly focused on the design of radio frequency (RF) transceivers and mixed analogue/digital integrated circuits and systems-on-chip (SoC).
Modern society depends to a large extent on reliable and efficient communication. There is a nearly unlimited demand for more affordable, faster and advanced communication and information technologies, indicating that there will be large industrial opportunities in the future. Mobile phones, internet, PCs and TVs, are just a few examples of today’s electronic systems that constantly improve in functionality, performance and cost. In addition, a growing number of concepts and technologies are emerging which will significantly improve areas such as healthcare, safety and security of people, the efficiency of industry and comfort of our homes.
The Communication Electronics programme spans several disciplines, including integrated circuits and systems design, signal processing, computer engineering, and wireline or wireless communication systems. The programme is organised by the Linköping University Center for Electronics and Embedded Systems (LINCE), which includes five research divisions and over 60 active researchers. The center is internationally recognised for its state-of-the-art research laboratory and its close collaboration with major companies worldwide.
The programme starts with courses in telecommunication theory and wireless communication systems, as well as integrated circuits and radio electronics. These courses provide a strong basis for the subsequently more advanced courses such as radio frequency integrated circuits, radio transceiver design, signal processing and processor architectures, very large scale integrated (VLSI) chip design and other related subjects. Students are given excellent opportunities to improve their design skills by using the same state-of-the-art circuit and system design environment and CAD tools that are used in industry today.
The programme was created at the request of industry and is still strongly supported by Swedish electronics companies. Due to the attention given to industry needs, graduates can expect excellent career opportunities at major research and development centers in both industry and academic institutions worldwide.
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Applicants are expected to have:
- a Bachelor's degree in in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
- at least 20 ECTS credits in mathematics or applications of mathematics including Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Transform Methods.
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Last updated: 2013-06-03