Signal Processing and Computing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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  • English
The Master of Science in Signal Processing and Computing at Aalborg University teaches students how to effectively integrate algorithms into hardware and software architectures. The Master’s programme covers courses about scientific computing, stochastic processes, and machine learning. Learn to test and develop signal processing for wireless applications, hearing aids, or audio and video systems.


The master's programme in Signal Processing and Computing at Aalborg University focuses on theories, methods and algorithms for advanced signal processing applied to a variety of application domains, such as wireless communication, speech recognition, hearing aids, positioning, audio and video, and health care.

  • Because you want to become a well-trained engineer and be capable of designing advanced signal processing systems
  • Because the way of teaching is friendly, intuitive, easily understandable, yet without losing the scientific accuracy.

The courses taught during the programme all provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary for designing and implementing up-to-date signal processing applications and platforms.

You will learn to
  • Design, simulate, test, evaluate and document signal processing systems
  • Optimise the performance of algorithms and implementation platforms
  • Use sensor models in system simulations
  • Integrate DSP algorithms into real-time hardware/software architectures.
  • By combining theoretical knowledge gained from the courses with practical hands-on experience
  • Semester projects centred on a general themes
  • Semester courses (mandatory as well as elective)
  • 1-2 weeks mini projects for particular subjects
  • Well-equipped laboratories, with all the necessary tools to build your project
  • Helpful and open-minded teachers, willing to help you with your questions and ideas and to guide you through complex concepts.
Job and Career
The Signal Processing and Computing master's programme at Aalborg University provides you with skills that pave the way for a very broad range of job opportunities found within areas such as wireless and mobile communication, consumer audio and video, multimedia, medical aids, instrumentation, automotive applications, avionics, navigation and the financial sector. In general, graduates typically find jobs in industries where digital signal processing and computing is naturally applied in order to provide signal analysis, signal modification or signal transmission.

Programme Structure

1st semester

Project examples

  • GA-based Correction of Binary Errors in JPG Images using Inter-Pixel Variations
  • Indoor Positioning Methods Employing a Model of the Delay Power Spectrum
  • Packet Loss Concealment for Images by Sparse DCT Approximation via Convex Optimisation
  • Linear Predictive Coding of Speech

Semester courses

  • Stochastic processes
  • Optimisation methods
2nd semester

Project examples

  • Efficient Signal Reconstruction Algorithms for Compressed Sensing
  • Real-time Frequency Estimation of an FPGA
  • Architectural Design Space Exploration of an FPGA-based Compressed Sensing Engine
  • Application to Wireless Heart-Rate Monitoring

Semester courses

  • Scientific computing and sensor modelling
  • Reconfigurable and low energy systems
3rd semester

Project examples

  • Microphone Array Processing
  • Speech Enhancement and Noise-Robust Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Spectral Speech Enhancement using Deep Neural Networks

Semester courses

  • Machine Learning
  • Array and sensor signal processing
4th semester

On the 4th semester, you carry out your master's thesis. This may be done either individually or in small groups. When you have finished the 4th semester, you are M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Signal Processing and Computing.

    Examples Of Masters' Theses

  • On Multiple Sound Zones for Wideband Signals
  • GPU Accelerated Parameter Estimation by Global Optimisation using Interval Analysis
  • LPC and Sparse LPC Algorithms and RTL Architecture
  • FPGA-based Real-Time Architechtures for IIR Filters with Linear Phase Response

Detailed Programme Facts

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 560

    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: 88

    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

The following programmes qualify for the master's in Signal Processing and Computing:

Full Bachelor
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
    Guest/Exchange Programmes
  • Electronics and IT (5th-6th semester are offered in English)
  • Internet Technologies and Computer Systems (5th-6th semester are offered in English)

Applicants with other backgrounds within electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or similar will be individually assessed by the Study Board of Electronics and IT.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12402 International
  • Free EU/EEA

92,200 DKK


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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