Master’s Programme in Telecommunication Systems (120 credits)


Program Description

Understand and predict future challenges in communication systems. Deepen your knowledge and create, adapt and develop future communications networks.

The program consists of 120 credits and leads to a two-year Master’s degree.


A Complete View of Future Communication Networks

The program gives you the possibility to immerse yourself into the challenges, problems, and possibilities future systems of computer communication will bring. The courses deal with issues concerning computer networks, the internet, mobile systems, cloud communications, software-defined networks (SDN), user-perceived service quality (QoE), network-based services and research methodology.

Close to Research Means Close to Knowledge and Insight

The education consists of lectures, seminars and both theoretical and practical studies close to research and in contact with researchers – giving you a deep insight and understanding of relevant and updated knowledge within the field. To conclude your education a thesis is written based on relevant research, scientific articles, and possibly self-made studies.

After BTH

A Problem Solver with Creative Competence and Analytical Abilities

A Master’s degree in Telecommunication Systems gives you the ability to apply your knowledge in different situations, to analyze the context and to produce or adapt a tool or a system that resolves the issue. You gain the competence that is required for development in the current and future industrial circumstances. You also build a knowledge platform suited for work within academia and research.

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  • Type of instruction: On-campus, day, full-time
  • Application code: BTH-90552
  • Study period: 2020-August-31 until 2022-June-05
  • Education level: Second cycle
  • Main field of study: Electrical Engineering
  • Application: Apply via
  • Welcome letter: Link to welcome letter from a responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor's Degree (180 credit points) with one of the main areas of electrical engineering, computer science, software engineering, information system or computer engineering. Bachelor's degree must include 15 credit points in mathematics, 7.5 credit in data communications/telecommunications, object-oriented programming and English B/English 6.

Program Distribution



Semester 1

  • Mandatory courses
    • Networked systems
    • Unix and Linux, an overview and introduction
    • Network and system security
    • Computer communications

Semester 2

  • Mandatory courses
    • Capacity analysis
    • Advanced networking
    • Mathematical statistics
    • Research methodology in electrical engineering with emphasis on telecommunication systems

Semester 3

  • Elective courses
    • Softwarized networks
    • Advanced wireless communication systems
    • Advanced topic in telecommunication systems
    • Quality of experience in network-based services
  • Mandatory courses
    • Simulation
    • Network and service operations

Semester 4

  • Mandatory courses
    • Master's thesis (120 credits) in electrical engineering with emphasis on telecommunication systems

Learning Outcome

In addition to the aims regulated nationally, the following aims have been set for the program.

On completion of the program the student will:

  • show knowledge and understanding in the electrical engineering area.
  • show thorough knowledge and understanding within the telecommunication systems area.
  • show knowledge and understanding of current trends and problems within the telecommunication system area.
  • show the ability to search, evaluate and use information in an independent way to be able to learn during both future studies and in their professional careers.
  • show ability to, in an independent way, broaden their knowledge into new areas within the area of telecommunication systems and also have the ability to analyze problems and develop new methods and techniques as well.


Admission criteria

(This paragraph is a translation from Swedish of the approved method, “Antagningsordning”[Admission regulations], Dnr; BTH-1.2.1-0223-2017.)


This method has the purpose of assessing the applicants’ competency for studies at, among others, the Master Programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Bases for Ranking of Applicant
  • Previous university studies and English.
Details on Bases for Selection:

The first step of the ranking process is an assessment of the relevance of the area and specialization of the applicants’ previous university studies to the applied program. This assessment is made in three categories: minimal relevance = merit points 0, average relevance = merit points 0.5, high relevance = merit points 1.

Finally, the applicants’ TEOFL or IELTS level in English is normalized to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to pass the prerequisites of the applied program and 1 is the maximum level of the test. Applicants’ who are not required to prove their English skills with TOEFL or IELTS tests will get the merit point 1.

These two merit point values are added to a total merit value between 0 and 2.

Last updated Jan 2020

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