Wireless Communications Engineering, Master of Science (Technology) (2 years)

  • Cutting-edge knowledge in wireless communications both at physical and network layers.
  • Capability to design and implement wireless solutions, e.g., for future 5G networks, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and smart energy-efficient wireless sensor applications.
  • Relevant skills of the latest radio engineering methods, tools, and technologies, and the ability to design RF electronics for smartphones and base stations of mobile systems.

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The International Master’s Degree Programme in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE) is a two-year program concentrating on wireless communications network technology. The programme will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools, and technologies combined with time-tested issues such as:

  • Antennas
  • Advanced wireless communication systems
  • Communication networks
  • Computer engineering
  • Electronics
  • Information theory
  • Stochastical and digital signal processing
  • Radio channels, and
  • Radio engineering.

The two-year program has two specialization options:

  • Radio Access and Networks, and
  • RF Engineering.

Radio Access and Networks concentrates on designing and applying radio access technologies both at the physical layer and the network layer for 5G, IoT, and future mobile system generations.

RF Engineering focuses on essential radio system parts and gives the knowledge to design integrated RF and DSP circuits for mobile handsets, base stations, future 5G devices, IoT applications, and smart & energy efficient sensors.

Students who will be admitted during spring 2018 admission are eligible for Radio Access and Networks (WCE-RAN) or Radio Frequency Engineering (WCE-RF) study option. The applicant has to propose his/her desired study option based on personal interest and acceptance is based on the student's background resulting from his/her Bachelor's or equivalent studies, and on possible interview.

There are no entrance-exams or pre-determined quotas of study places for WCE-RAN and WCE-RF study options. It is important to notice that mandatory courses of one specialization option can be taken as elective courses in other option if a student wishes to broaden his/her expertise into the area of other study option.

The optional module makes it possible to widen your expertise into:

  • Machine vision
  • Mobile and social computing
  • Signal processors, and
  • Video and biomedical signal processing.

"The programme is built on 30 years of groundbreaking research and cooperation with global telecommunication and electronics companies like Nokia. "

The education is organized by the Centre for Wireless Communications which consists of 150 academics from over 20 countries. CWC performs world-class research for the future of 5G and IoT applications, which will give you the possibility to move forward already during your studies. CWC provides a number of jobs as a trainee or a master’s thesis student, with the possibility to continue as a doctoral student, and even as a post-doctoral researcher.

The skills gained in the program offer you a solid academic training and essential knowledge on the design of wireless communications networks at the system level. After graduation, you are capable of designing, implementing and employing 5G and IoT applications and developing future wireless communications technologies.

Possible titles include

  • Chief engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Patent engineer
  • Program manager
  • Project manager
  • Radio network designer
  • Research engineer
  • RF engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • System engineer
  • Test engineer, and
  • University teacher

Students applying for the program must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree in one of the following fields of study: communications engineering, electronics & electrical engineering, or computer engineering.

Scholarships and Fees


Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated October 18, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
2 years
10,000 EUR for non-EU/EEA students
Jan 22, 2020
Application period: January 8-22, 2020 at 15.00 / 3 pm (GMT+2)
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Application period: January 8-22, 2020 at 15.00 / 3 pm (GMT+2)
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