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    Society today is firmly rooted in electronic communication systems, and it is hard to imagine life without them.

    Global systems such as TV, radio, the Internet and wired and mobile telephones have a fundamental impact on the way we live and work.

    In the near future, we will see rapid development of e.g.

    • sensor network communication,
    • algorithms to decrease energy consumption of communication networks,
    • tele-presence systems that reduce the need for transportation of people,
    • communication as it becomes an increasingly prominent aspect of vehicles and transportation,
    • many more areas.

    Exactly what the future will bring is unknown, but some things are almost certain: there will still be advanced communication systems - some of them will be different from what the world knows today and communication engineers will be needed to develop and maintain them.

    Who should apply

    You should apply if you find the future outlook for communication engineers interesting, and have the following skills at a bachelor’s level: signals and systems theory (including linear systems and transforms), mathematical analysis (including probability and linear algebra) and basic programming. Basic knowledge in data communications is recommended but not required.

    Why apply

    In order to gain insight into communication systems of the future, and to develop such systems, solid analytical skills and an understanding of the fundamental principles of digital information transmissions are essential, where mathematics and signal processing are important tools. The combination of theoretical and applied knowledge prepares students with a degree in Communication Engineering for a lifelong learning process in communications.

    Research connections

    The department is actively engaged in research and development projects with world leading companies such as Ericsson, Volvo, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Orange Labs etc. The professors at the department are themselves internationally recognized in their respective fields and are engaged in collaborative research with researchers from the top universities around the world.

    First Year

    AUTUMN TERM Study period 1

    Compulsory courses

    • Random signals analysis, Examination
    • Random signals analysis, Laboratory
    • Introduction to communication engineering, Examination

    AUTUMN TERM Study period 2

    Compulsory courses

    • Digital communications, Examination 7,5 Credits
    • Applied signal processing, Examination 7,5 Credits

    SPRING TERM Study period 3

    Compulsory courses

    • Wireless communications, Examination 7,5 Credits

    Elective courses

    • Fundamentals of photonics, Examination 7,5 Credits
    • Remote sensing, Examination 7,5 Credits
    • Image analysis, Examination 7,5 Credits
    • Advanced topics in communications, Project 7,5 Credits

    SPRING TERM Study period 4

    Elective courses

    • Network security, Examination
    • Network security, Laboratory
    • Laser engineering, Examination
    • Laser engineering, Laboratory
    • Laser engineering, Project
    • Radar systems and applications, Examination
    • Antenna engineering, Examination
    • eHealth, Project
    • Wireless networks, Examination
    • Multimedia and video communications, Examination
    • Advanced topics in signal processing, Project

    Second Year

    AUTUMN TERM

    Study period 1 Elective courses

    • Introduction to electronic system design, Laboratory
    • Computer networks, Laboratory
    • Computer networks, Examination
    • Optoelectronics, Examination
    • Introduction to integrated circuit design, Examination
    • Introduction to integrated circuit design, Laboratory
    • Introduction to integrated circuit design, Written and oral assignments
    • Image processing, Examination
    • Electromagnetic waves and components, Laboratory
    • Electromagnetic waves and components, Examination
    • Satellite communications, Oral examination

    AUTUMN TERM Study period 2

    Elective courses

    • Mixed-signal system design, Laboratory
    • Fiber optical communication, Examination
    • Microwave engineering, Laboratory
    • Microwave engineering, Examination
    • Wireless link project, Project
    • Probability and random processes, advanced level, Examination
    • Probability and random processes, advanced level, Project
    • Satellite positioning, Examination

    SPRING TERM Study period 3

    Elective courses

    • Fundamentals of photonics, Examination 7,5 Credits
    • Image analysis, Examination 7,5 Credits

    SPRING TERM Study period 4

    Diploma thesis

    • Master's thesis in Signals and systems, Diploma thesis 30.0 Credits
    • Master's thesis in Signals and systems, part A, Diploma thesis 30.0 Credits
    • Master's thesis in Signals and systems, part B, Diploma thesis 30.0 Credits

    Program requirements

    Bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Electrical Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Communication Engineering, Mathematics or Engineering Physics Prerequisites: Mathematics 30 credits (including probability and linear algebra), Signals and systems theory (including linear systems and transforms) and Basic programmingEnglish Language ProficiencyThe most common and important scores that are accepted areIELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
    All Scholarships administered by Chalmers have now been awarded and all applicants have been notified of their selection results.

    Important: Applications for scholarships should be made along with the application for Master's studies. Students should not wait until they receive an admission to do so.

    • The Avancez Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and are funded by the Chalmers Foundation. These scholarships are available to all students who are liable to pay tuition fees i.e., students with non-EU/EEA nationality.

    • The IPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Training) Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden. They are awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and available to nearly all fee-paying students, with the exception of 12 countries.

    • The Mölnlycke Health Care Scholarships are 100% fee tuition waivers with possibilities for summer internships and a final master's thesis project.

    • The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers) offers a 100% tuition fee waiver and living expenses to students of Thai nationality who aim to study on a Master’s programme at Chalmers University of Technology.

    • The US Friends of Chalmers Scholarship is a scholarship comprising USD 35 000 (i.e. a reduction of the tuition fee by USD 8750 per semester) and is awarded to one student with US citizenship.

    • The Volvo Car Corporation Scholarships are 100% tuition fee waivers awarded to 2 Chinese students with the guarantee of participation in the VESC (Volvo Engineering Student Concept) programme which includes a summer job, master thesis project, mentorship and possible employment at Volvo Car Corporation.

    • The Volvo Group Scholarship Programme is a 100% fee tuition fee waiver awarded to students of Indian nationality and Chinese nationality. The Scholarship includes possibilities for internships during the summer, a final Master thesis project and mentorship.

    Scholarships that will not be offered in 2014

    • The Chalmers MasterCard Scholarship (will be offered again in 2015) Available biennialy for a Master's student from Central America, South America or Mexico. The scholarship comprises a 280 000 SEK reduction of the tuition fee (70 000 SEK reduction/ semester).

    • The FlexLink Scholarship (not available in 2014) for a Master's Student from China is a 100% tuition fee waiver along with possibilities for internship and a final master thesis project.

    Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers as an applicants financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.

    Scholarships for current students

    Adlerbert 60th Anniversary Scholarships - Will be offered for the first time during 2014 to fee paying Master's Programme students who were admitted Autumn 2013, including scholarship holders whose scholarships do not include costs of living coverage. This means that, for instance, holders of Swedish Institute scholarships and Sievert Larsson, version 2 scholarships will not be eligible to apply. In order to be eligible the applicant must have passed at least 60 credits during the first year of studies. The scholarships, which amount to 60 000 SEK each, will be awarded based on the applicants' cumulative grade point average . Around 10 to 20 scholarships will be offered in 2014. More information about how to apply, etc., will be published soon.

    Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.

    Scholarships administered by the Swedish Institute

    The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Use their online guide in order to find out if any of the Swedish Institute scholarships are available for citizens of your country at your intended level of study.

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