Telecommunications Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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
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Test Scores

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


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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