EIT Digital Master School

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
The aim of theInternet Technology and Architecture (ITA) programme offered by EIT Digital Master Summer School is to provide the students with rigorous theoretical knowledge of current research issues as well as detailed practical experience of network design, development, implementation, operations, applications, systems and services.


Why choose Internet Technology and Architecture at EIT Digital?

The Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) programme offered by EIT Digital Master Summer Schoo 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 recent curriculum studies in Information Technology (IT). The rapid evolution of the discipline has a profound effect on IT education, affecting both content and pedagogy. 

The programme also equips students with both theoretical and practical concepts through analytical processes and tools that will develop critical thinking skills in assessing entrepreneurship opportunities and devising appropriate strategies and tactics in developing an idea into a profitable business venture.

Why study Internet Technology and Architecture?

Everything is becoming connected - both on small and large scale. More information is being exchanged and data processed than ever before. Complex networks are needed in vehicles and in between vehicles, in data centres and to data centres. These networks are needed to make electric grid, cities and industries smarter. As emerging networks need to serve critical infrastructures as well as diverse application requirements, future network design demands professionals with deep theoretic knowledge, good technical skills, and innovative thinking.

Career Opportunities

As networks become critical components in traditional industries such as transportation, energy and health services, new sectors are demanding communication and networking professionals. Upon successful completion of the ITA master's programme, students qualify both in technical and business roles.

Potential employers include large corporations as well as small enterprises, working on the design, engineering and production of communication components, devices and systems. Graduates easily find work as developers, network planners, consultants and ICT managers to plan, manage and maintain large networked computer systems that support modern distributed enterprise systems. They can also create their own business.

This programme also aims to provide detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks for an R&D career both in academia and industry, with an ability to continue in a follow-up PhD project.

What can I study at the entry and exit points?
Entry - 1st year, common courses
  • University Pierre and Marie Curie
  • Technical University Berlin
  • Royal Institute of Technology
  • University of Trento

Exit - 2nd year, specialisation

ITA offers five specialisations (given at five different universities) provided in the second year. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point.

  • Communication Systems Design (KTH)
  • Internet Technologies (TUB)
  • Internet of Things (IMT Atlantique)
  • Software Defined Networking (UNITN)
  • Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (UPM)
  • User-Centric Networking (UPMC)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Network Modeling and Design
  • Design of Networks and Communication Systems
  • Mobile and Satellite Communications
  • Wireless Networks
  • Communications Systems
  • Internet Routing
  • Computer Networking
  • Digital Communications
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Network Architectures
  • Network Technologies
  • Mobile Services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The academic-year will officially start in Autumn, either in September or October, depending on the campus location of the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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 C):


    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:


    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

  • 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.
  • Transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included.
  • Curriculum Vitae including details on your academic and professional career.
  • A letter of motivation in which you prove your innovative potential.
  • Passport or other kind of identification in English.
  • Optional: Document stating the GPA or the Relative Ranking

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EIT Digital Master School covers the costs related to events integrated in the curriculum, e.g. Kick-off and summer schools


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

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded partial tuition fee waiver and a monthly allowance of either 500 or 750

  • EU/EEA citizens from the ARISE countries(Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia)
Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of 750
  • Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of either 500 or 750

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