What will I learn?

We live in the age of information, where communication and information processing are at the heart of our modern society. Intelligent transportation systems, smart cities, traffic safety, positioning and navigation, eHealth, Industry 4.0, and cloud services, all rely on our ability to store, share, process, and deliver massive amounts of data. In a constantly and rapidly evolving field, you as a communication engineer will be needed to rethink, design, and build the systems of the future to enable the interconnected world.

Programme aim

We are witnessing an explosion of information services and applications, in both volume and variety. These services include social networks, video sharing and streaming, and cloud computing. Providing these services on a wide scale requires the ability to globally store, share, process, and deliver massive amounts of data. Therefore, there is a tremendous need of know-how to tackle this data flooding and the accompanied challenges. Furthermore, the need for communication engineers goes far beyond the conventional data delivery and storage problem. A striking example is intelligent transportation systems and traffic safety: a world of autonomous vehicles will not be possible without the integration of communication, information processing, positioning, and navigation. Other evolving fields of the “interconnected world” where the knowledge of communication engineers is vital for their development are the Internet-of-things, Industry 4.0, environmental monitoring, and smart grids, to name only a few.

Programme description

In the Communication Engineering programme, we prepare you for an advanced engineering career in the fields of communication and information science, by acquiring deep theoretical and applied knowledge, the competence to conduct complex projects, and the passion for discovery. As a graduate student of this programme, you will be able to contribute to the development of the transformative and disruptive technologies that are needed to enable the interconnected world.

In the core courses of the programme, the focus lies in providing you with solid analytical skills and an understanding of the fundamental principles of communication and information processing, random signal analysis, applications of digital signal processing, antennas, information theory, and coding theory. The programme offers several suggested specialization tracks, with a generous number of courses to choose from.

Career opportunities

The Master’s degree in communication engineering will prepare you to work at the frontier of technology in areas ranging from multimedia communication, data storage, intelligent transportation, traffic safety, positioning and navigation, wireless networks, and Internet-of-things; areas where information processing plays a decisive role.

The generality of the methods and skills taught in the programme prepare you to work within virtually any branch of industry. A salient example is the Internet-of-things for smart cities, where virtually all components across the city (vehicles, buildings, infrastructure, etcetera) will be interconnected and communicate with each other to create safer, more efficient, and sustainable cities. Its full development involves the automotive industry, network service providers, and energy management companies, which are all in demand of communication engineers.

Our students are well equipped for leading positions in globally operating companies worldwide. In the Gothenburg area, international players, such as Ericsson, Huawei, Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks, Zenuity, Saab group, ABB, Ruag Space, and Autoliv, actively recruit our graduate students. There are also plenty of smaller companies, startups and consultancy companies specializing in communications in Sweden.

Which department am I in?

Department of Electrical Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
SEK140,000.00 (14,924 US$) per year
EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

Chalmers University of Technology

Johanneberg Campus,

Chalmersplatsen 4,

GOTHENBURG,

SE-412 96, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To fulfill the general entry requirement for the second cycle (master’s level), the prospective student must either hold a degree of Bachelor or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (minimum 3 years/ 180 hp) in Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture from an internationally recognized university, according to the official guidelines by the Swedish Council for Higher Education published at universityadmissions.se. Programme-specific requirements include a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) with a major in (one or several alternatives will be listed) and prerequisites (one or several courses selected as necessary for the specific programme) and for three particular programmes a portfolio is required. English language requirement: IELTS (academic training): 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5); TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 22 on the written part); TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part); Pearson PTE Academic - Score of 62 (writing 61).

For international students

Bachelor's degree with a major in: Electrical Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering, Communication Engineering, Mathematics or Engineering Physics.

Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Linear algebra and Probability), Signals and systems theory (including Linear systems and transforms) and Basic programming.

Accepted tests and minimum results required: IELTS Academic: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575, TOEFL Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90; Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61); C1 Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English), or Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International, Level C1.

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About this uni

Students at Chalmers are highly sought after and a lot of students are offered jobs long before graduating.

  • Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Home to 10,000 full-time students
  • Internationally sought-after teaching environment
  • Offers study options across 13 departments