Telecommunications Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
Telecommunications Engineering course at the University of Bologna is an international program fully-taught in English which allows students to achieve a deep knowledge in the four inter-related macro areas of telecommunications: electromagnetic propagation, signals and systems, communications networks, applications and services.


Students will be also provided with a strong background in related fields (such as electrical circuits and devices, computer science and mathematics). Students will be supported in developing appropriate attitudes towards analytical and designing methodologies, along with organizational and management skills. The curriculum of the Master’s degree consists of a first year with compulsory basic courses for Telecommunications design and a few choices among the major topics of interest. Enhanced flexibility is offered at the second year to tailor the curriculum to interests and ambitions of students.

The Telecommunications Engineering course is offered at the University of Bologna.

Career opportunities

Nowadays, telecommunications are pervasive, applying to all products of modern life. A telecommunication engineer is able to design, implement and manage telecommunication devices, systems, networks and services. Moreover, a solid background in telecommunications can be very helpful in many other jobs and professional positions: about 50% of the telecommunications engineers who graduated from the University of Bologna find a job in companies not belonging to the field of telecommunications.

Learning activities

Learning activities are based on the established tradition of telecommunications engineering studies in Bologna: they span from signal propagation in both radio and optical media to communication theory, networks, applications and services, including lectures, laboratory activities and seminars.The course is strengthened by international and national connections with academic and industrial partners, resulting in opportunities as internships and workshops.

Double degreeSelected students will be able to spend 3 semesters at the Tongji University (Shanghai) in order to receive a double degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Information and Communications Technology.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Communication Systems: Theory and Measurement
  • Electromagnetic Propagation For Wireless Systems
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Network Design
  • Information Theory And Coding
  • Antennas For Wireless Systems
  • Multimedia Services And Applications
  • Optical Fiber Systems
  • Radio Networks
  • Digital Systems
  • Elements of statistics and signal processing
  • Hardware-software design of embedded systems
  • Principles, Models and Applications for Distributed Systems
  • Resources Optimization
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    • 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.

      Book IELTS
    • 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

    Applicants having a University degree obtained abroad will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Telecommunications Engineering Degree Board, taking into account their graduation mark/CGPA as well as a solid background in signals and systems, electromagnetism, networks.

    Moreover, Candidates should be proficient in English (at least B-2 level, according to CEFR) and should therefore submit a certificate issued by a recognized institution (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Esol, ...).

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      3286 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3286 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      3286 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3286 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

    Living costs for Bologna

    • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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