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.

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

Communication Technologies and System Design 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. Communication Technologies and System Design - 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:

  • High-speed Communication
  • Mobile/Wireless Communication and Internet of Things
  • Communication Software and Cyber Security
  • Signal Processing, Coding and Visual Communication
  • Enabling Technologies for Communication System Design

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: 

  • Digital communication   
  •  Project work in Global communication network infrastructure and design
  • Foundations of Distributed Systems
  • Personal Data Interaction for Mobile and Wearables
  • Synthesis Project for Communication Technologies
  • 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B Eng in IT or in Electrical Engineering from other Danish universities and International applicants are admitted if they fulfill the requirements above or similar requirements.
  • The academic requirements may be fulfilled differently. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the head of study.
  • Students who wish to be admitted to the MSc Eng programme in Communication Technologies and System Design are recommended to contact the head of study for guidance in their choice of courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /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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