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|Application deadline:||Jan 15|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Master´s programme in Wireless Communication is one of the most popular Master´s programmes at Lund University and the most popular wireless communication programme in Sweden. The University has excellent resources in the area of wireless communication, both in terms of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and of lecturers who are often world leading researchers in the field. We are convinced that research and good education go hand in hand. The experience from research naturally influences the quality and content of the courses and vice versa.
The Wireless Communication programme has a focus on the physical and lower layers of wireless communication. The aim is to give in-depth system knowledge, which in turn requires insights into the various components in a wireless system. In the final semester students undertake a large project for their Master´s thesis.
Career prospectsThe programme gives a solid grounding for a career in wireless communication, either in industry or in academia. On completion of the programme, students have necessary skills for both research and development, e.g. understanding and developing future wireless systems, developing wireless networks for special applications and understanding and enhancing existing solutions. It is also a perfect start for further studies as a PhD student in the area, as shown by the fact that almost 40 percent of our students continues towards the PhD degree after graduation.
Both Lund University and the surrounding wireless communications industry have an excellent track record in the field of wireless communication. Lund was the birthplace for Bluetooth technology, Ericsson s mobile handset industry, important technical contributions to GSM/WCDMA/LTE, and numerous other communications solutions that many people use in their daily lives without even thinking about it. ST-Ericsson and Sony Mobile Communications, world-leading companies in the area of wireless communication, have major research and development sites in Lund. Huawei has a rapidly growing research site in Lund and in Copenhagen, approximately 30 minutes away, RenesasMobile has a major research and development site. A number of small and medium-sized companies with activities in the field are also present in Lund and many of our students start to work for these companies directly after graduation, or even before, as a number of in-house thesis project positions are usually offered. Exclusively for the Master's students in Wireless Communication at Lund University, RenesasMobile in Copenhagen will offer a number if internships during the summer period between year 1 and year 2.
The Master of Science Programme in wireless communication is a curriculum between the bachelor degree and a continuation with Ph.D. degree studies. The programme is adapted to the ongoing process in Europe towards degrees that are comparable and valid in all countries. The Master of Science degree will thus make you well prepared as a high level professional in the high-tech industry.
The programme focuses on the physical and lower layers of wireless communication and is open to international students with a bachelor's degree and students who have graduated from Swedish university colleges with a "Kandidat" degree. Students who would like an alternative to their 4th year in a master's program can also apply through exchange programmes like Erasmus and Time. The programme consists of 120 ECTS credits of studies and is approximately 4 semesters long. The programme is structured to 90 ECTS credits of course work and a 30 ECTS credits degree project (Master's thesis work), typically done in industry or in close association with our research projects. After completion, you will be awarded, by Lund University, the degree of "Teknologie Master i Trådlös Kommunikation" which is translated to "Master of Science in Wireless Communication".
A brief description of the content
The Wireless Communication curriculum has, as mentioned, a focus on the physical and lower layers of wireless communication. The aim is to give deep system knowledge, with in turn requires insights into the various components in a wireless system. Compulsory courses in the programme include Digital Communication, Radio, Radio Systems, Antenna Technology, Advanced Telecommunications, Channel Modelling for Wireless Communication, and Digital Transmission Engineering. Along with these there is a project course Wireless Systems Project, where knowledge from the different courses is combined in a shorter project. In the final semester there is a larger project, in which the Masters thesis is produced.
The programme gives a solid ground for further work in the wireless area, either in industry or in academia. After completion the student should be skilled for both research and development, e.g. understanding and developing future wireless systems, developing wireless networks for special applications and understanding and enhancing existing solutions. It is also a perfect start for further studies as a PhD student in the area.
To be eligible for the programme of study in the Master of Science in Wireless Communications, applicants are required to have a Swedish engineering degree of at least 180 higher education credits or a Bachelor´s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or an equivalent BSc from a foreign university corresponding to at least three years of study in science or engineering.
The educational programme that entitle admission to the programme should include basic courses in Probability Theory, Signal Processing, Telecommunication, Electromagnetic Field Theory and Circuit Theory.
In order to participate in any of the Master's programmes a high level of English is required. Students form Nordic countries must have basic university eligibility. If your first language is English you prove your knowledge with a higher secondary education certificate which includes English.
English language proficiency can also be demonstrated by any one of the following methods:
* IELTS score of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
* TOEFL score of 575 or more (Internet based test 90)
* A Bachelor degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the latest edition of International Handbook of Universities
* Previously completed university degree, of at least three years, taught in English from certain countries
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.
Some programmes may have specific scholarships connected only to the programme or the subject area.
Erasmus Mundus Action 1
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.
Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.
Swedish Institute scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:
Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).
Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:
* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme
US Student Finance
Lund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.
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