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M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Systems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

24 months
15235 EUR/year
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The Communication Systems programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology focuses on wired and wireless network infrastructure, services and applications, and explores how the growth of the internet creates new business ideas and ventures.

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The Communication Systems programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology will prepare you for a career in such an essential field for our society.

The programme takes a holistic view of the internet infrastructure together with its services and applications, and covers the topics required to develop communication systems for the next generation. The programme also covers novel concepts and topics, the current trends on the internet such as cloud computing, software-defined networking, 5G mobile network technology, and the Internet of Things. Students will also learn about the fundamental design principles behind the internet, which has enabled explosive growth and has, in turn, stimulated the introduction of new business ideas and ventures.


Today’s technical challenges concern developing network systems in order to support a wide range of applications and connected devices, while ensuring that the next generation of communication systems is scalable, flexible, secure, and sustainable. 

These systems will give users global access to a large variety of possibilities, ranging from advanced services based on sensor data produced by large amounts of constrained devices to cloud-based distributed services for computation and storage empowered by high-performance networks and powerful connected data centres. 

Commercialisation of these new ideas will create value for users, vendors, operators and society in general. Consequently, entrepreneurship, product realisation and economics are inextricably linked to communication systems.

The programme provides an excellent basis for a career in research and development, as well as in network design and management. 

Graduates from the programme can be found in academia, as well as in the industry – on the producer side with system manufacturers and operators, and on the consumer side with industry, in the public sector, and among regulators. 

There is a huge demand for network designers and administrators, especially in emerging markets in developing regions. Finally, as evidenced by Google, Skype, Spotify, and others, there are rich opportunities for entrepreneurs to change the world.

Programme Structure

Topics covered:

  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing 
  • Internet Security and Privacy 
  • Advanced Internetworking
  • Mobile Networks and Services 
  • Design of Fault-tolerant Systems 
  • Sensor Based Systems
  • Internet of Things

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

A Bachelor of Science, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology, including courses in

  • computer science, basic data/telecom and internetworking, computer systems (computer architecture and operating systems) and programming corresponding to at least 60 ECTS credits.
  • mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics or probability theory, corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15235 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30471 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • SEK 310,000 per full programme


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