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Telecommunications, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The "Telecommunications" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


The material covered by the programme spans from the physical foundations of telecommunications to software issues. It gives students the necessary competences for independent work in industry and research in the area of contemporary communication technologies, which are emerging with the convergence of classical telecommunications, computer and information technologies. The optional subjects enable the students to focus their study either on hardware or software, or to get more knowledge either on system issues, networks, or services.

The fundamental goals of the programme are:
  • to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the basic principles of telecommunications,
  • to provide students with in-depth technical knowledge of telecommunications systems, networks and services,
  • to allow students to specialise in the areas of telecommunications of their choice,
  • to qualify students for independent research, development, evaluation, testing and use of conceptual solutions, methods and products in familiar and unfamiliar circumstances,
  • to prepare students for continued and successful search and use of new sources of knowledge in their professional, research and development activities,
  • to qualify students to effectively and ethically work in groups and take responsibility for conducting group work and complex work systems,
  • to qualify students to successfully document and report on their professional, research and development activities,
  • to encourage students to take part in the international academic, professional and scientific community, and
  • to qualify students for life-long learning and continuation of their study in a doctoral programme.
Subject-specific competences gained with the programme:
  • profound knowledge and understanding of the transmission principles for information in different forms (data, voice, images, etc.);
  • in-depth technical knowledge of telecommunications systems, different kinds of networks and services that can be offered in them;
  • ability to independently work in the areas of selection, design and development of specific kinds of hardware (e.g. transmission media, communication electronic circuits, transmission systems, network nodes, terminal equipment) and/or software (e.g. communications protocols, image and speech processing, user services and applications), needed in telecommunications;
  • ability to independently use the principles, methods and tools for analysis, planning and/or management in the above mentioned areas of telecommunications;
  • ability to follow and understand the novelties in principles, technological approaches, devices and services in the area of communication technologies, ability to use them, and ability to contribute one´s own innovative development and research ideas;
  • knowledge of the most important state-of-the-art professional and, respectively, scientific literature for a chosen narrow area of communication technologies; and
  • ability to work independently in industry and enterprise.

Studies finish with a successful defence of a master's thesis. Students acquire the professional title of "magister inženir telekomunikacij or magistrica inženirka telekomunikacij" (abbr.: mag. inž. tel.).

Access to further studies: the 3rd-cycle (doctoral) study programme.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Electronic Systems (6)
  • Information Theory and Coding (6)
  • Design and Development of Telecommunication Services (6)
  • TCP/IP Networks (6)
  • Statistical Signal Processing (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Broadband Networks and Protocols (6)
  • Transmission Systems (6)
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Electronic Systems (6)
  • Elective course I (6)
  • Open elective course (6)

Electives I:

  • IT Architecture (6)
  • Terminal Equipment (6)
  • Personalization and Semantic Web Technologies (6)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Project (6)
  • Wireless Networks (6)
  • Mobile Communications Services (6)
  • Elective course II (6)
  • Elective course II (6)

Electives II:

  • Antennas and Wave Propagation (6)
  • Computer Multimedia (6)
  • Securing Network Devices (6)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Master’s thesis (30)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA).

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (page 4).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4870 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all Slovene/EU full-time students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

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