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Communication Technologies and System Designs 

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The MSc in Communication Technologies and System Designs at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is unique in that all of the above aspects are incorporated into one MSc degree. Telecommunication plays a key role in modern society. As a telecommunication engineer, you can contribute to the development of the technology on which modern society relies.

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It is virtually impossible to imagine a society without TV, radio, Internet, and mobile communication. 

Telecommunication is not only central to addressing tasks of importance to society, such as telemedicine, banking, train signalling systems, and monitoring, but people are also highly dependent on smartphones, social media, on-demand video streaming etc. Telecommunication infrastructure—the technology that forms the basis of modern society—relies on engineers capable of maintaining existing systems and developing and designing new ones. 

Study programme focus

The MSc in Communication Technologies and System Designs  programme at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) covers areas ranging from advanced component and system design through complex network structures to the development of services and ICT solutions that meet user expectations. The programme courses include three central, traditional disciplines which, to some extent, share a common technical-scientific basis. These are:

  • Component and software design
  • System development and methods
  • Applications


The Communication Technologies and System Designs programme allows you to specialize in one of the four study lines:

  • Optical Communication
  • Protocols and Network Technologies
  • Services and Software
  • Signals Transmission

Career opportunities

Telecommunication graduates typically find employment in the part of the electronics industry producing transmission and measuring equipment for communication purposes—including especially mobile and optical communication—or in the traditional telecom sector with, for instance, telecom or mobile operators. 

Furthermore, an increasing number of graduates find employment in the emerging 'convergence industry' consisting of providers of new information and communication services—including television operators—and in companies with an extensive use of traditional telecommunication or the new services mentioned above. 

Examples of companies in which our graduates are employed:

  • GlobalConnect
  • NapaTech
  • Vitesse Semiconductor
  • Sigma Designs
  • Huawei
  • FiberBlaze
  • Zeuxion
  • Accenture

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to optical communication
  • Digital communication
  • Broadband networks
  • Personal Data Interaction for Mobile and Wearables
  • Synthesis project for telecommunication
  • FPGA design for communication systems
  • Telecommunication services

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:

  • bachelor's degree in technical science or
  • diploma engineer or
  • bachelor in science.

The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Communication Technologies and System Designs
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


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