The Communication Systems master's programme offers a broad curriculum on communication technology focusing on both the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the practical design of digital and wireless communication systems.
We are living in an increasingly networked society. The number of mobile phone users is rising by 50 million per month, while video streaming and social networking are pushing data volume demands. New applications for the internet-of-things are set to revolutionise the coming decades by creating a new paradigm in which not only humans but also machines communicate with each other. The exponential growth in the use of communication devices requires skilled engineers to drive technological development and inspire new inventions.
The Communication Systems master’s programme has a solid theoretical base in communication systems engineering. Topics covered include communication theory, coding, modulation, signal processing, and the design and optimisation of communication systems and networks. This programme is highly competitive. Applicants must have advanced skills in mathematics and a strong sense of dedication.
The first year comprises mandatory courses in communication systems engineering, such as digital communication, wireless communication, information networks, and image and audio coding. The third semester offers elective courses in electrical and computer engineering, mathematics and physics. It also includes a compulsory project, during which students learn project management, apply their knowledge to build a communication system, and work in teams with other students. The final semester is devoted to your thesis, which may be carried out in collaboration with a tech company, such as Ericsson or Saab, or as an internal project at the university.
Most courses have traditional lectures and tutorials, and all courses include practical laboratory work. Linköping University is at the forefront of research into 5G, the next-generation of cellular network technology. Our seminal, award-winning research on the Massive MIMO multi-antenna technology is conducted in collaboration with Lund University, Ericsson Research, Nokia Bell Labs, and other prominent partners. You will thus get the opportunity to learn 5G-related topics from renowned experts.
Degree: Master of Science (two years) with a major in Transportation Systems Engineering
The Intelligent transport system master's programme focuses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact.
Well-designed transport and logistics systems are fundamental to individual mobility, commerce, welfare and economic growth. With ever-increasing volumes of traffic and goods, future transport systems face a huge challenge: How to balance the need for speedy, efficient and sustainable transport with the negative impacts of congestion, pollution and fatalities? The answer lies in a tighter integration of telecommunications and information technology into vehicles and physical road infrastructure. This programme provides the engineering and managerial skills required to design, plan, analyse and manage transport and logistics systems.
Through a multi-disciplinary approach, you will acquire the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. The programme provides the tools required to understand, develop and control future transport and logistics systems through the use of optimisation, simulation and geographical information systems. You will study traffic and supply-chain modelling, mobile and wireless telecommunications, road safety and project management.
For the second and third semester you may choose between the Traffic profile and the Logistics profile. The final semester is dedicated to your thesis, which is usually written in close collaboration with a company, city or government body.
You will need strong skills in mathematics and an analytical mind: programming experience is a distinct advantage. You will carry out group-based lab practicals and project work. Many courses are continuously assessed through hand-in assignments and reports. Oral and written communication is an integral part of the programme, to prepare students for international management positions.
You will be at the frontline of Swedish transportation research. Linköping University is the coordinating university of the Swedish National Postgraduate School of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). We are also a member of ITS-EduNet, the network for Training and Education on Intelligent Transport Systems.