|Application deadline:||February 28|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||August 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Master's Programme in Communications and Systems Engineering is organised by the Department of Computer Science, and it mainly focuses on wireless communication and mobility. The programme also addresses the areas of telecommunication architecture evolution, digital communication and radio technology. Key subject areas in mobile networks are wireless communication, quality of service, mobility and security. The curriculum is carefully designed with high-quality courses and up-to-date teaching methods.
The Master's Programme in Communications and Systems Engineering will provide students with a competence in both telecommunication engineering and computer science, contributing to the current technological demand of professionals in this field. In addition, Finland's participation in the technology sector is highly recognised. Companies such as Nokia, ABB, and Wärtsilä Corporation operate internationally and give the country an outstanding reputation.
Students applying for admission to the programme should have completed their undergraduate studies in an appropriate field such as telecommunication, computer science, production automation, and electrical engineering. The programme leads to a Master of Science in Technology degree, and it can be completed in 2 years.
The Master's Programme in Communications and Systems Engineering mainly focuses on wireless communication and mobility. The programme also addresses the areas of telecommunication architecture evolution, digital communication and radio technology. Key subject areas in mobile networks are wireless communication, quality of service, mobility and security. The curriculum is carefully designed with high-quality courses and up-to-date course contents.
Maximum of 60 ECTS credits of supplementary studies are required from students holding B.Sc. degree in different but closely related field and from students holding B.Sc. degree from a Finnish polytechnic. Students are expected to make a personal study plan (HOPS) in which student outline his/her overall plans for completing the degree and supplementary studies.
Supplementary studies are obligatory for students holding a polytechnic degree and recommendable for others. For example: Supplementary studies (28 ECTS) to students holding B.Sc. degree from Finnish polytechnic:
Method Studies (16 ECTS)
Choose courses worth of at least 5 ECTS of the following:
Minor or Complementary Studies in the Major Subject (25 ECTS)
The students who have not completed their Bachelors degree on the field of telecommunications engineering must include a complementary studies to their masters degree. The students who have completed their Bachelors degree on the field of telecommunications engineering may include a minor subject on any field to their degree.
Complementary Studies: Choose courses worth of at least 25 ECTS credits of the following:
Minor Subjects (25 ECTS)
The purpose of the minor studies is to give the student an opportunity to choose study modules according to their special needs or interests. The minor subject can also strengthen the students management skills or expand their knowledge of their own area of specialisation.
Optional Courses (9 ECTS)
The students may choose courses from all the study programmes of the University of Vaasa or other universities.
Recommended optional courses:
Major Studies 70 ECTS (Advanced Level Studies 40 ECTS and Master's Thesis 30 ECTS)
Obligatory Courses (25 ECTS)
Optional courses, choose enough courses to reach total of 40 ECTS credits. Recommended optional courses:
Other possible optional courses (separately agreed with the head of the programme)
Master's Thesis 30 ECTS and Maturity test 0 ECTS
The annual intake of the Master's Programme in Communications and Systems Engineering is 25 students. Approximately half of these 25 students are admitted to the programme on the basis of a previous degree completed outside Finland.
Applicants are eligible to apply for admission to the programme if they have completed
The appropriate fields include e.g. telecommunications, computer science, automation or electrical engineering, or others similar to the aforementioned fields of study.
The Bachelors degree must be completed and the degree certificate awarded by the deadline of accepting the study place (29 July 2014). The applicants who have not completed their degree by the application deadline must submit a transcript of records stating all the completed courses in their application. In addition, an explanation of the courses not yet included in the transcript (not yet completed) is required.
The students who have not yet completed their Bachelors degree may be offered conditional admission to the programme. This means that the study right is given to the students only if the student graduates and receives his/her degree certificate by the deadline of accepting the opening.
The applicants are required to have skills in the following areas when applying for admission to the programme:
In addition, knowledge of the following areas may be considered as an advantage in the admission process:
When applying for admission, the applicants are required to prove their English language proficiency in one of the following ways:
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||79|
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