Information and Network Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #98 (QS) ,
The MSc in Information and Network Engineering is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. We live in an increasingly on-line world, where not only people but also an increasing number of different machines and sensors are connected. Concepts that are becoming more frequent in both the mass media and specialised media include the internet of things, smart homes and the smart grid.


Information and Network Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

To maintain and develop the high-tech industry around the world, engineers are needed who can both understand and develop communication solutions as well as having the methods to analyse and process the huge amounts of information that flow in various networks. 

To an increasing degree, this need will also be felt outside the traditional information and communications technology sector. Examples of such areas are the manufacturing industry, the motor vehicle industry and the new sector of companies based on cloud services.

This programme will prepare you for a future professional role by providing you with a broad basis and the opportunity for in-depth studies in the following areas

  • Communications engineering
  • Information engineering
  • Multimedia processing and analysis
  • Networked systems

In addition to the technical aspects of the coursework, there are also many non-technical classes offered, such as project management and leadership, and technical English.


KTH’s close connections with research and industry leaders such as Ericsson, Huawei and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology mean that students will most likely complete their thesis in an environment that will benefit their career progression after their degree.

Some students from the programme continue with their education after graduating, with a few beginning their doctoral studies in Sweden or abroad. A majority of graduates almost always find work in research and development at many of the world’s major manufacturers and operators in the communications field.

Information and Network Engineering will continue to be pivotal in how our societies operate, and KTH will play an important role by providing the talent and creativity for the future.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Swedish Society, Culture and Industry in Historical Perspective 
  • Image Analysis and Computer Vision 
  • Management of Projects 
  • IT Management with Enterprise Architecture I 
  • Applied Antenna Theory 
  • Principles of Wireless Sensor Networks 
  • Queuing Theory and Teletraffic Systems 
  • Networked Systems Security 
  • Building Networked Systems Security 
  • Wireless Networks 
  • Digital Signal Processing 
  • Speech and Audio Processing 
  • Image and Video Processing 
  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science) 
  • Internetworking 
  • Signal Theory 
  • The Sustainable Information and Network Engineer 
  • Digital Communications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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:


    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:


    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 Bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS credits, or equivalent, including:

  • at least 6 months of studies (corresponding to 30 ECTS) within electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering or computer science. 
  • basic mathematics courses within single variable and multivariable calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics or probability theory.
  • at least one course in computer programming (preferably C or Python) with a passing grade.
  • a course on signals and systems with a passing grade, including material about time-continuous and time-discrete systems, sampling, linear filters and systems, and transform methods (Fourier, Laplace and Z).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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