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.
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.
Global communication systems have not only changed the world but are also advancing at an exceptional rate. Future communication systems will form the foundation for a sustainable and intelligent society where people and equipment can be connected anywhere, any time – with anything. A high degree of connectivity will be a key enabler for new innovative technologies and applications that can benefit from information sharing.
Evolving technologies are e.g. 5G mobile communications, machine communications, fibre optical links and networks, and sensor network communication, with emerging new applications such as remote and assisted medical diagnosis and treatment, traffic and vehicle safety, environmental monitoring, maximising efficiency and reliability in smart grid infrastructure, and tele-presence systems that reduce the need for energy consuming transportation of people.
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.
Besides the fundamentals in communication engineering we focus on e.g. random signal analysis, stochastic methods for digital modulation and coding, applications of digital signal processing, optical fibres and lasers and information theory and coding.
The combination of theoretical and applied knowledge in systems that apply on a global scale gives you a toolbox and a degree in Communication Engineering for a lifelong learning process in communication technologies.
Most of the alumni of this programme work as technical specialists in design, development, and maintenance of communication technology. Some have progressed to leading positions in the industry and academia.
Several international telecom players like Ericsson and Huawei actively recruit our graduate students on a regular basis. And there are plenty of smaller companies specializing in the area of communications in Sweden that have recruited students from our programme. The emerging field of machine communications will offer plenty of opportunities.
E.g., recently the automotive industry has evinced interest in engineers with advanced knowledge in communication technologies, given that all modern cars include an internal communication network, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Vehicular safety systems is currently a progressing area of design, development and research. Many of our former students are also pursuing a Ph.D. degree at various European and American universities.
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.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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