DTU is following the COVID-19 situation and its impact closely, please consult our webpage dtu.dk to get the latest updates.
Telecommunication plays a key role in modern society. As a telecommunication engineer, you can contribute to the development of the technology on which modern society relies.
It is virtually impossible to imagine a society without TV, radio, Internet, and mobile communication. Telecommunication is not only central to addressing tasks of importance to society, such as telemedicine, banking, train signaling systems, and monitoring, but people are also highly dependent on smartphones, social media, on-demand video streaming. Telecommunication infrastructure—the technology that forms the basis of modern society—relies on engineers capable of maintaining existing systems and developing and designing new ones. The M.Sc. in Telecommunication at DTU is unique in that all of the above aspects are incorporated into one MSc degree.
Study program focus
The study program covers areas ranging from advanced component and system design through complex network structures to the development of services and ICT solutions that meet user expectations. The program courses include three central, traditional disciplines which, to some extent, share a common technical-scientific basis. These are:
Component and software design: This discipline addresses both the development of optical components, optical transmission systems, and electronic components—e.g. in the form of integrated circuits—and the design of telecommunication software, including signal-processing software.
System development and methods: Courses offered within this discipline are mainly related to coding, communication networks, and multimedia. They address the basis for—and design of—technical communication systems as well as operation and monitoring of the systems.
Applications: Courses offered within this discipline are related to the following areas: services and networks, information systems, and market conditions for communication applications. These application-oriented courses focus on the interaction between technologies, user needs, and various market and organizational aspects, including solutions to supporting organizational communication and cooperation.
The above disciplines are not described in any course list, as a given study program can either be linked to the traditional disciplines or composed of different courses, typically representing new combinations that we expect to have the largest growth potential.
The Telecommunication program allows you to specialize in one of the four study lines:
Mobile and Wireless Communication
Communication Software and Cyber Security
Visual Communication and Signal Processing
If you choose one of these study lines, it will appear on your diploma. However, you are not required to choose a study line. You should also be aware that your choice of courses in your individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study program and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU. Have a chat with the head of studies if you would like specific suggestions as to courses and your study plan.
Pursue a Ph.D.
Once you have an M.Sc. in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year Ph.D., which at DTU is a research-based program ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular Ph.D. or an industrial Ph.D., the latter with concurrent employment in a company.As a Ph.D. student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.
Meet the students
Clubs and associations
Sports and social life
Interactive DTU Universe
International Student Blog
DTU encourages all its students to study at least one semester at a foreign university.
You need to start planning your stay abroad at least 1 to 1½ years prior to departure, but DTU is very flexible about approving courses at other universities as being equivalent to required DTU courses.
This means that quite often it is possible to find courses at foreign universities that may be credited at DTU. Please discuss your plan with the Head of Studies to ensure that the courses are relevant—and if they can be characterized as either technological specialization or general competence courses.
Dual degree programs
Rather than studying for six months at a foreign university as part of an approved (bilateral) exchange program, you can enroll in one of our 1:1 M.Sc. programs and obtain a dual degree.