The Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) programme offered by EIT Digital Master School 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.
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.
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.
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.
All EIT Digital Master School programmes, among which Internet Technology and Architecture, follow the same scheme:
You can apply until:
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The academic-year will officially start in Autumn, either in September or October, depending on the campus location of the programme. Please note that the Master School strongly advises all applicants to apply by period one because:
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
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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.
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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).
In case of on-going studies a statement certifying that you are in the final year of your studies. The statement must be written by the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of €750
Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750
Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750
Tuition fee waiver and scholarships are only available for applications submitted in period one (deadline February 1)
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