Energy and sustainable development is the focus technical area at the University of Vaasa. Energy systems have been dramatically deviating from their old conventional structure. There are many crucial reasons motivating these changes, for example the expected reduction in the natural unrenewable resources (e.g., oil) due to the large consumption, the huge accelerated global demand for electrical energy, and the climate changes due to the serious pollution. Some of the main objectives for the future energy systems are:
The above objectives require information gathering (technical and non-technical) as well as information processing, communication, and optimum automated actions. This whole process is called a smart system. One core of smart or intelligent energy systems is known as a smart grid. Telecommunication engineering is an essential part in the loop of smart grids as it enables the accommodation of distributed renewable energy generation and it provides the platform for monitoring, operating, control, and protecting both renewable energy generators and power systems. Telecommunication can be considered as the connecting tie between all technical aspects of energy systems. It is the mean for achieving the distributed intelligence. Therefore, the failure of telecommunication in smart grid leads to the absolute failure for the whole system.
The Wireless Industrial Automation course is offered by University of Vaasa.
Communication platform could be described to have four major layers: Physical, Multiple access control (MAC), Network, and Application layers. Every layer consists of sublayers, nevertheless, the application layer is what the system designer deals with. However, the lower three layers are the basis of the whole communication process. Those lower layers determine the communication capabilities (e.g., data speed, throughputs, delay, outage, losses, reliability, part of the security, etc.). Therefore, the Comsys study program provides several important courses to cover a wide range of topics related to the communication layers.
The Comsys unit provides the required knowledge as well as research activities in many related areas such as: wireless automation with application in energy systems, wireless sensor networks, Internet of things (IoT), wireless platforms with strict QoS requirements, advanced communication techniques and its industrial applications, data fusion and data analysis, networked control and optimization of smart grids, etc. ComSys is a part of the multidisciplinary picture for energy research and development at the University of Vaasa.
After completing the Master's Programme in Communications and Systems Engineering you will:
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Your M. Sc. degree consists of Complementary Studies, Major Studies, Business Studies (for Finnish students only) and Optional Studies. In addition to these, some students are assigned Supplementary Studies (details in the info box on the right).
In addition to the mandatory courses above, choose enough courses from the list below to reach a total of 30 ECTS of Complementary Studies (in case mandatory courses make less than 30)
You can select your major courses relatively freely, but please note that many of them have prerequisites.
The applicants are required to have skills in the following areas when applying for admission to the programme:
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University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary University with more than 5,000 students and it offers degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor to Master and Doctor. Approximately 12 per cent of the students and 20 per cent of the academic staff are international, coming from all around the world. As a young and therefore flexible institution the University is able to adapt to the times. The language of instruction in the international Master’s programmes and several other courses is English. Welcome aboard!