M.Sc. On Campus

Electrical Engineering - Communication and Information Technology

24 months
5744 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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The principal aim of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Communication and Information Technology study programme at Ghent University offers an in-depth training in the domains of electrical and electronics engineering. Students can choose a focus on either Electronic Circuits and Systems (ECS) or Communication and Information Technologies (CIT).


Key facts

Ghent University's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Communication and Information Technology's main focus is on the analysis, design, fabrication and testing of smart devices and the internet-of-things. An electrical engineer shapes the strong evolution towards an environment in which everything is ‘smart’, and in which all these smart devices are connected and can exchange information. Examples are smart cities, smart mobility, smart health care, smart grids, smart buildings, wearable electronics, robotics, sensor systems, devices improving safety and security, etc. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is the only programme that covers the hardware aspects of all these smart devices.

The programme concentrates on analogue and digital systems and communication networks, covering both hardware and software aspects but with a clear focus on electronic components and design at the circuit and system level. Both on an individual basis and as part of a team, Masters of Electrical Engineering 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.

Our designs are based on a firm theoretical foundation and technological knowledge, and are conceived by making appropriate use of state-of-the-art computer-aided design tools. Given the acquired research attitudes and competences, Masters of Electrical Engineering are able to support creative or innovative (r)evolutions in industry and in academic research. As is the case for all Master of Science in Engineering programmes, this programme also provides a sufficiently broad non-specialist knowledge in other engineering disciplines and in several economical, legal, deontological and societal aspects.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Design Methodology for FPGAs
  • Electromagnetic-aware High Frequency Design
  • High-speed Electronics
  • Information Theory
  • Modulation and Detection

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who wish to enrol for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering can enter the programme without any prerequisites if they hold the following diploma: an academic diploma of Bachelor (or Master) of Science in Engineering (university level, minimum of three years), with the main subject in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent to this.
  • Admission can only be granted after an individual application procedure. The Study Programme Committee will make the final decision whether to accept the application or not. The Study Programme Committee can decide that students need to follow a preparatory course or an individual master’s programme, for instance for students with another diploma of Bachelor or Master.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5744 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5744 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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