Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The aim of the Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) programme at EIT Digital Master School is to develop a coherent set of theoretical knowledge and professional understandings and skills in computer networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding of current research issues as well as detailed practical experience of network design, development, implementation, and management.

About

The Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skilled entrepreneurs by enhancing high-profile technology education with a strong business orientation. For the field of ICT, the EIT has created through the KIC ICT Labs (one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities), several ICT master programmes to combine ICT engineering on an advanced level with a business minor focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The goal is to make students that take part in this education the elite group of forthcoming ICT professionals.

The unique features of this advanced level education are:

  • A standardized I&E minor
  • Mobility among universities (one year at one university and the second year at another university)
  • Specialisation at one of the European top universities
  • Personal industrial relationships for the students, including industrial mentors and internships at EIT Digital non-university partners as part of the study plan.
  • Thematic area grounding and utilization of resources from EIT Digital research and business activities

There are seven ICT programmes (majors), one of them is Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) offered by a consortium of UPMC (Paris), TUB (Berlin), KTH (Stockholm), UNITN (Trento), UNS (Nice), ITA/TB (Brest) and UPM (Madrid).

The first year consists of one semester of core courses on ITA and one semester on Entrepreneurial education. For the second year, students can select a specialisation and complete a thesis project at one of the industrial partners.

Internet Technology and Architecture

The technical major in Internet Technology and Architecture is a focused programme of study involving advanced networking technologies and architectures for the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. This programme is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most curriculum studies in IT.

Programme Structure

The first year will be similar at the four entry points UPMC, TUB, KTH and UNITN with four basic courses on the foundations of networking, network design and modelling, wireless and mobile computing, and advanced next generation networks. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation.

This programme also includes an I&E minor that will provide students with both theoretical concepts and practical tools that will develop critical thinking in assessing entrepreneurship opportunities and devising appropriate strategies to turn ideas into profitable business ventures. The I&E minor consists two courses: The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise.

Students participating in the ITA track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be an I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project.
Specialisations

Specialisations will be provided in the second year. The ITA major will offer seven specialisations, each at a different location:

  • User-centric networking at UPMC
  • Internet technologies at TUB
  • Communication systems design at KTH
  • Wireless and mobile access networks at UNITN
  • Networked Analysis and Experimentation at UNS
  • Internet of things at IT/TB
  • Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing at UPM

To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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 (Grade C):

    180

    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:

    92

    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

Previous studies: A completed Bachelor's degree

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university.

Conditional acceptance

Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance. If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date. If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to your entry university before enrollment at the latest. Applicants following longer technical programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Specific Admission Requirements
A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering or information technology is required. Sufficient background in basic data communications, telecommunications and internetworking as well as mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics is also required.
Language requirements: Proof of English language proficiency

Applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency, which is generally established through an internationally recognized test. The general tests and exemptions listed below are accepted by all universities in the EIT Digital Master School.

If you do not fulfil the general language requirements, you may still be able to apply to some universities. A number of the universities accept additional tests or exemptions. We have listed the additional tests and exemptions of the entry universities under ”University specific language tests and exemptions”. Please note that if you do not fulfil the general language requirements, this may also have implications on your eligibility for some of the exit universities.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • For EU/EEA and Swiss Citizens: Tuition fees are waived

Funding

EU/EEA citizens from the Node countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, UK and the Netherlands)

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance ranging from €500 - €1000.

All other EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance ranging from €500 - €1000.

For Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a 1/2 tuition fee waiver and a monthly allowance ranging from €500 - €1000.

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