Can you imagine spending a week without your mobile phone? Or using your laptop or tablet without an internet connection? Wireless devices have become an essential part of our daily life. Over the last decades, we have witnessed a revolutionary development of mobile wireless networks, giving us high-speed access to the internet wherever we are. But even with the latest 5G standard in place, a number of challenges will remain to be solved by advanced engineers. With the predicted large-scale expansions of internet-of-things (IoT) and massive machine-type communications (MTC / M2M), the number of connected devices will continue to increase. In addition, future applications such as the real-time wireless control of autonomous vehicles (intelligent transportation/traffic safety) or collaborating machines (Industry 4.0) will lead to entirely new requirements in terms of reliability and on-time delivery of information. Sustainable smart cities and the digitalisation of society heavily rely on connected systems, leading to a broad range of job opportunities for our graduates. The programme will prepare you for an exciting career as an expert in the field of wireless communications and related areas.
The Shanghai ranking (ARWU) ranks Lund University as #18 in the world in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for the year 2019. Lund University has excellent resources and can offer students the opportunity to learn from world-leading researchers in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The programme is demanding and uniquely tailored, perfect preparation for your future career in wireless communications. With a focus on the physical and lower layers, the aim is to give our students an in-depth system knowledge, which in turn requires insights into the various components in a wireless system. All courses included in the programme hold a high international standard.
All of our students undertake a research project for their Master's thesis. The project can be academic in nature or developed within the industry. These projects can lead to patent registrations and successful entrepreneurial initiatives. Examples of companies where students have performed their thesis include Bitcraze (Sweden), Bombardier (Sweden), Ericsson (Sweden), FTW (Austria), Huawei Technologies (Sweden), Lite-on Mobile (Sweden), and Procera Networks (Sweden).
Special features of the programme:
The programme features both theoretical and practical learning, plenty of group assignments and presentations, allowing students to develop supplementary skills that increase their attractiveness in the job market.
Education is closely linked to research at the department. All teachers are themselves educated to PhD level or higher and actively engaged in research.
Courses are taught by world-leading researchers in the field. Our department is recognized for designing the first fully digital massive MIMO testbed in the world, a technology that has now found its way into 5G. Recently, a first channel sounder for millimetre-wave massive MIMO has been developed.
A well-designed composition of compulsory courses gives our students a solid foundation for working as a wireless communications engineer. Three elective courses can be chosen from a variety of different topics.