The Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering programme is offered at Chalmers University of Technology.
Medical applications of photonics and microwaves are numerous, and sensing applications include radar, environmental monitoring and radio astronomy. Satellite based microwave systems aid our everyday life, e.g. television broadcasting, navigation and weather forecasts, and are used in remote sensing of the Earth and space geodesy.
Over the past decades, photonics and wireless technology have grown at an exceptional rate and investments in future telecom systems will have a profound impact on social and economic development, but everything wireless needs hardware.
This programme offers a unique opportunity to study a combination of subjects for which Chalmers has world-class facilities: Onsala Space Observatory with radio telescopes and equipment to study the Earth and its atmosphere, the Nanofabrication Laboratory with a clean-room for research and fabrication of advanced semiconductor devices and integrated circuits, and research laboratories with state-of-the-art photonics and microwave measurement equipment.
We focus on applied science and engineering, where we combine theory with hands-on practise, labs and projects. We are involved in cutting edge research and the manufacturing of components for e.g. microwave and millimetre wave electronics, instruments for radio astronomy and remote sensing, optical fibres, lasers, and microwave antennas.
As a student of this programme, you will gain solid knowledge in wireless, photonics and space engineering as well as specialised skills in a chosen sub-field. You will be prepared for a career in the field through studies of wireless and optical communication components and systems, RF and microwave engineering, photonics, and space science and techniques.
Roughly 50% of the students are international students with a bachelor degree from different countries across the world, whereas the remaining 50% has a bachelor from Chalmers.
As an alumni graduating from this programme you will work as a technical specialist in design, development, or production of hardware for microwave and photonic technologies.
The great mix of both small and large companies, regionally and globally located, ensures a high employability. Wireless and fibre optical communication between people as well as the emerging field of communication between machines are rapidly increasing and will need more specialists with solid knowledge in hardware for microwave, photonics and space technology. It is a global industry, and there are alumni from this program working in many countries across the globe.
Chalmers has large and internationally recognised research laboratories in photonics, microwave and millimetre wave electronics, antenna engineering, and advanced receivers for space observatories. A Master’s degree from this programme is the perfect background for pursuing PhD studies at these laboratories, as well as at other university laboratories abroad specialised in the same field.
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- Image processing
- Modern imaging
- Introduction to communication engineering
- Radioastronomical techniques and interferometry
- Applied signal processing
- Introduction to microsystem packaging
- Fundamentals of micro- and nanotechnology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Specific entry requirements
- Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics or Engineering Mathematics.
- Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 credits) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis and Fourier analysis) and Electromagnetic field theory.
- Preferable course experience: High frequency electromagnetic waves.
- English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
- IELTS (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)
International14551 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/ academic year;
Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions.
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