University of Oulu

Wireless Communication Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 ,
The Wireless Communication Engineering programme at the University of Oulu consists of cutting-edge knowledge in wireless communications both at physical and network layers.

About

During this Wireless Communication Engineering programme at the University of Oulu, students will develop the capability to design and implement wireless solutions, e.g., for future 5G networks, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and smart energy-efficient wireless sensor applications and they will gain relevant skills of the latest radio engineering methods, tools, and technologies, and ability to design RF electronics for smart phones and base stations of mobile systems.

The International Master’s Degree Programme in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE) is a two-year programme concentrating on wireless communications network technology. The programme will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools and technologies combined with time-tested issues such as:

  • antennas
  • advanced wireless communication systems
  • communication networks
  • computer engineering
  • electronics
  • information theory
  • stochastical and digital signal processing
  • radio channels, and
  • radio engineering.

The two-year programme has two specialisation options:

  • Radio Access and Networks, and
  • RF Engineering.

Possible titles include:

  • chief engineer
  • design engineer
  • development engineer
  • maintenance engineer
  • patent engineer
  • program manager
  • project manager
  • radio network designer
  • research engineer
  • RF engineer
  • sales engineer
  • system engineer
  • test engineer, and
  • university teacher

The education is organized by the Centre for Wireless Communications which consists of 150 academics from over 20 countries. CWC performs world-class research for the future of 5G and IoT applications, which will give you the possibility to move forward already during your studies. CWC provides a number of jobs as a trainee or a master’s thesis student, with the possibility to continue as a doctoral student, and even as a post-doctoral researcher.

The skills gained in the programme offer you a solid academic training and essential knowledge on the design of wireless communications networks at the system level. After graduation you are capable of designing, implementing and employing 5G and IoT applications and developing future wireless communications technologies.

Programme Structure

Radio Access and Networks concentrates on designing and applying radio access technologies both at physical layer and at network layer for 5G, IoT, and future mobile system generations.

RF Engineering focuses on essential radio system parts and gives the knowledge to design integrated RF and DSP circuits for mobile handsets, base stations, future 5G devices, IoT applications, and smart & energy efficient sensors.

Optional module makes it possible to widen your expertise into:

  • machine vision
  • mobile and social computing
  • signal processors, and
  • video and biomedical signal processing.

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.

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  • 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: 580

    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: 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

Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree in one of the following fields of study: communications engineering, electronics & electrical engineering, or computer engineering.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 10000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding


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