M.A. Telecommunications

University of Maribor | Maribor, Slovenia
The Telecommunications master study programme gives students the necessary competences for independent work in industry and research in the area of contemporary communication technologies, which are emerging with the convergence of classical telecommunications, computer and information technologies. The Telecommunications study programme takes two years to complete (120 ECTS).

Description of Telecommunications

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The Telecommunications master study programme aims at giving students the necessary competences for independent work in industry and research in the area of contemporary communication technologies, which are emerging with the convergence of classical telecommunications, computer and information technologies. The material covered by the programme, therefore, spans from the physical foundations of telecommunications to software issues. The optional subjects enable the students to focus their study either on hardware or software, or to get more knowledge either on system issues, networks, or services.

The fundamental goals of the Telecommunications master study programme are:
  • to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the basic principles of telecommunications,
  • to provide students with in-depth technical knowledge of telecommunications systems, networks and services,
  • to allow students to specialise in the areas of telecommunications of their choice,
  • to qualify students for independent research, development, evaluation, testing and use of conceptual solutions, methods and products in familiar and unfamiliar circumstances,
  • to prepare students for continued and successful search and use of new sources of knowledge in their professional, research and development activities,
  • to qualify students to effectively and ethically work in groups and take responsibility for conducting group work and complex work systems,
  • to qualify students to successfully document and report on their professional, research and development activities,
  • to encourage students to take part in the international academic, professional and scientific community,
  • to qualify students for life-long learning and continuation of their study in a doctoral programme.
Subject-specific competences gained with the programme:
  • profound knowledge and understanding of the transmission principles for information in different forms (data, voice, images, etc.),
  • in-depth technical knowledge of telecommunications systems, different kinds of networks and services that can be offered in them,
  • ability to independently work in the areas of selection, design and development of specific kinds of hardware (e.g. transmission media, communication electronic circuits, transmission systems, network nodes, terminal equipment) and/or software (e.g. communications protocols, image and speech processing, user services and applications), needed in telecommunications,
  • ability to independently use the principles, methods and tools for analysis, planning and/or management in the above mentioned areas of telecommunications,
  • ability to follow and understand the novelties in principles, technological approaches, devices and services in the area of communication technologies, ability to use them, and ability to contribute one´s own innovative development and research ideas,
  • knowledge of the most important state-of-the-art professional and, respectively, scientific literature for a chosen narrow area of communication technologies,
  • ability to work independently in industry and enterprise.

Access to further studies: doctoral study programmes (3rd cycle study programmes)

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1st application period: from 1 June 2015 to 24 August 2015 at the latest. 2nd application period (if vacant places are not filled): from 17 September 2015 to 21 September 2015 at the latest.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3443 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3443 Year (EEA)

The amount of the tuition fee is set by the relevant educational institution and is the same as the tuition fee for part-time programmes for Slovene citizens. The tuition for the current academic year must be paid upon enrolment.

The list of tuition fees is available at: www.um.si/studij/financiranje/Strani/default.aspx

Foreign citizens residing in the Republic of Slovenia who are taxable persons in the RS (or their parents/guardians), EU citizens and citizens of countries with which the RS has concluded bilateral agreements are exempted from paying the tuition fee for full-time postgraduate programmes.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • Slovenian
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

1. YEAR, 1. Semester (Autumn)
  • Electronic Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Information Theory and Coding (6 ECTS)
  • Design and development of telecommunication services (6 ECTS)
  • TCP/IP Networks (6 ECTS)
  • Statistical Signal Processing (6 ECTS)
1. YEAR, 2. Semester (Spring)
  • Broadband Networks and Protocols (6 ECTS)
  • Transmission Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Electronic Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject I (6 ECTS)
  • General Optional Subject (6 ECTS)
Optional Subjects I (Spring)
  • Principles of Operating Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Terminal Equipment (6 ECTS)
  • Personalization and Semantic Web Technologies (6 ECTS)
2. YEAR, 3.Semester (Autumn)
  • Project (6 ECTS)
  • Wireless Networks (6 ECTS)
  • Mobile Communications Services (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject II (6 ECTS)
  • Optional Subject II (6 ECTS)
Optional Subjects II (Autumn)
  • Antennas and Wave Propagation (6 ECTS)
  • Computer Multimedia (6 ECTS)
  • Securing Network Devices (6 ECTS)
2. YEAR, 4. Semester (Spring)
  • Master´s Thesis (30 ECTS)

Requirements for Telecommunications

Candidates who completed the following may apply for the master’s (2nd-cycle) programme “Telecommunications”:
  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in a relevant field: telecommunication technology (5233), electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523), industrial engineering – electricity (522), computer science (481);
  • A bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme in the field of natural sciences and engineering: ­­physical science (broad programmes - 440), physics (441), mathematics and statistics (46), engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes – mechatronics, 520), mechanics and metal work (521), chemical and process engineering (524), building and civil engineering (582) and computer use (482). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil obligations corresponding to 20 ECTS credits under the bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme, a training programme or by taking placement tests. All candidates must fulfil the following obligations: “Introduction to Telecommunications” (6 ECTS), “Programming for Telecommunications” (8 ECTS), “Fundamentals of Communications Networks” (6 ECTS);
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in a relevant field: telecommunication technology (5233), electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523), computer science (481);
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in another field: physical science (broad programmes – 440), physics (441), mathematics and statistics (46), mechanics and metal work (521), chemical and process engineering (524), building and civil engineering (582), computer use (482). Prior to enrolment, candidates must fulfil obligations corresponding to 20 ECTS credits under the bachelor’s (1st-cycle) programme, a training programme or by taking placement tests. All candidates must fulfil the following obligations: “Introduction to Telecommunications” (6 ECTS), “Programming for Telecommunications” (8 ECTS), “Fundamentals of Communications Networks” (6 ECTS);
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the relevant field: telecommunication technology (5233). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited study programme;
  • An undergraduate programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the field of natural sciences and engineering: electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523) with the exception of telecommunication technology, computer science (481). These candidates are typically awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in the relevant field: telecommunication technology (5233). These candidates are typically awarded 60 ECTS credits and may enrol in the second year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria laid down in the accredited study programme;
  • A bachelor’s vocational programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 and a specialisation programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the following fields: ­­­­ electricity and energy (522), electronics and automation (523) with the exception of telecommunication technology, computer science (481). These candidates are typically awarded 30 ECTS credits and may enrol in the corresponding year.

In the selection procedure, candidates will be ranked according to the academic performance under the bachelor’s (first-cycle) programme (grade point average including bachelor’s thesis – 100%).

Work Experience for Telecommunications

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovene National Agency of Quality Assurance.

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