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Communication Technologies and System Designs

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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: 

  • Graph Theory
  • Design of Digital Systems
  • Foundations of Distributed Systems
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Data Security
  • User Experience Engineering
  • Machine learning for signal processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

Only applicants holding either a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering (diplomingeniøruddannelse) or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
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