University of Bologna

Telecommunications Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    3282
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
Telecommunications Engineering allows students to achieve deep knowledge in the four inter-related macro areas of telecommunications: electromagnetic propagation, signals and systems, communications networks, applications and services.

About

Telecommunications engineering is an international program fully-taught in English which allows students to achieve deep knowledge in the four inter-related macro areas of telecommunications: electromagnetic propagation, signals and systems, communications networks, applications and services.
They will be also provided with a strong background in related fields (such as electrical circuits and devices, computer science and mathematics). Students will be supported in developing appropriate attitudes towards analytical and designing methodologies, along with organizational and management skills. The curriculum of the Master’s degree consists of a first year with compulsory basic courses for Telecommunications design and a few choices among the major topics of interest. Enhanced flexibility is offered at the second year to tailor the curriculum to interests and ambitions of students.

Career opportunities

Nowadays, telecommunications are pervasive, applying to all products of modern life. A telecommunication engineer is able to design, implement and manage telecommunication devices, systems, networks and services. Moreover, a solid background in telecommunications can be very helpful in many other jobs and professional positions: about 50% of the telecommunications engineers who graduated from the University of Bologna find a job in companies not belonging to the field of telecommunications.

Learning activities

Learning activities are based on the established tradition of telecommunications engineering studies in Bologna: they span from signal propagation in both radio and optical media to communication theory, networks, applications and services, including lectures, laboratory activities and seminars.
The course is strengthened by international and national connections with academic and industrial partners, resulting in opportunities as internships and workshops.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Communication Systems: Theory and Measurement
  • Electromagnetic Propagation For Wireless Systems
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Network Design
  • Information Theory And Coding
  • Antennas For Wireless Systems
  • Multimedia Services And Applications
  • Optical Fiber Systems
  • Radio Networks
  • Digital Systems
  • Elements of statistics and signal processing
  • Hardware-software design of embedded systems
  • Principles, Models and Applications for Distributed Systems
  • Resources Optimization

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: End of September 2017
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

    Admission calendar - Next intakes

    First: opens on January 27 and closes on February 14 (results within February 23)

    Second: opens on February 28 and closes on March 14 (results within March 23)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 173

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    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).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    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).

Academic Requirements

Applicants having a University degree obtained abroad will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Telecommunications Engineering Degree Board, taking into account their graduation mark/CGPA as well as a solid background in signals and systems, electromagnetism, networks.

Moreover, Candidates should be proficient in English (at least B-2 level, according to CEFR) and should therefore submit a certificate issued by a recognized institution (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Esol, ...).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 3282 International

Funding

The University of Bologna offers Unibo Action 2 study grants to deserving international students, who wish to register for Second Cycle Degree Programmes in A.Y. 2017/18.

The grants, worth € 11,000 gross, are assigned on the basis of the GRE (Revised General Test) test scores.

Read the full information on the requirements and the application procedure on the "Call for applications", when available on the website of the University of Bologna.

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