Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Communication and Information Technology )

Masters of Electrical Engineering are capable of efficiently and methodically developing complex electronic (communications) systems for broad a field of applications, starting from the conception and analysis over the design, implementation, testing and up to the management of such systems.

Master's Programme
2 year 120 credits
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
English
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What

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offers in-depth training in the domains of electrical and electronics engineering. Students specialize either in Electronic Circuits and Systems (ECS) or in Communication and Information Technologies (CIT). The main focus lies on the analysis, design, fabrication and testing of smart devices, circuits and systems for communication, sensing and localization, deployed in communication systems (5G and beyond), extended reality (XR) applications, and the Internet-of-Everything (IoE).

An electrical engineer shapes the strong evolution towards a ‘smart’ environment consisting of interconnected devices that exchange information through wired or wireless communication. Some pertinent applications include virtual education, remote surgery, human-centric 6G communication, highly digitized smart cities, industry 5.0, smart grids 2.0, connected robotics and intelligent transportation systems. By concentrating on analogue and digital systems, and on communication networks, treating both hardware and software aspects but with a clear focus on electronic components and systems, and designing at the circuit and system level, the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is the only programme that covers all hardware aspects of such smart devices and systems.

Moreover, when specialising in Communication and Information Technologies (CIT), you will gain thorough insight in the algorithms that control their sensing, localization and communication functionality. Both on an individual basis and as part of a team, you are capable of efficiently and methodically developing complex electronic (communications) systems for a broad field of applications, starting from the conception and analysis over the design, implementation, testing and up to the management of such systems. Your designs are based on a firm theoretical foundation and technological knowledge. They are conceived by exploiting state-of-the-art computer-aided design tools. Given the acquired research attitudes and competences, you drive creative or innovative (r)evolutions in industry and in academic research. Moreover, this programme provides a broad non-specialist knowledge in other engineering disciplines and in several economical, legal, deontological, ecological, and societal aspects. On top of a sound theoretical base, every year of the programme includes practical projects that gradually enhance your skills in effective teamwork and in acting as skilled team leaders in an industrial research environment.

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The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) offers most of its Master’s Programmes in Engineering in English. This underlines the faculty's international ambition, as well as the importance of international education and multiple language skills for students.

For whom

The admission requirements vary. Depending on your preliminary training, you are either able to enrol directly, or there are additional requirements.

Structure

The programme consists of two phases: the first three-year programme leads to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. The subsequent two-year programme awards a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree.

Throughout the master’s programme, each student may choose to either deepen or broaden their scope by compiling a personalised curriculum based on a wide range of elective courses, or by including a (broadening) Minor into their curriculum.

Labour Market

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering focuses specifically on research and development, as well as on creation and design in the field of electronics, information and communication technology (ICT). Many companies only accept electrical engineers for the development of the smart systems they are producing and are therefore constantly looking for our highly trained students.

Electrical engineers are mainly responsible for the design and development of data, image and speech processing systems, measurement and sensor technology, robot design, as well as the future ICT infrastructure, including wired, wireless, satellite and vehicular communication systems. Our graduates thrive in large multinational electronics, ICT and telecommunication companies, as well as a wide range of small and medium-sized enterprises active in the forefront of technology or consultancy. Their degree is highly appreciated for the broad scope of the programme and its strong bond to state-of-the-art research.

The balanced mix between hardware and embedded software enables new graduates to play key roles in the development of hardware for smart devices, the future internet, and the internet-of-things and to have an impact on very important evolutions in society such as green electronics, smart health care and ambient assisted living.