Today, it is only natural that mobile phones and computers communicate via the Internet. In future, however, all types of home appliances as well as appliances found in offices, schools, hospitals, etc. will be able to communicate via the Internet to allow us to control them by means of an app on our mobile phone. For example, if our refrigerator is connected to the Internet, an app on our mobile phone can tell us what to buy. Our homes will be equipped with a large number of sensors to ensure, among other things, that the regulation of the indoor climate is as energy-efficient as possible. Even our clothes will have built-in sensors to maintain a stable body temperature. Finally, the Internet will play an even greater role in entertainment, such as online games and video streaming, which places considerable demands on the capacity and reliability of the Internet.
High demands on the Internet of the future
The many possibilities that lie ahead therefore require that all appliances and sensors in homes, offices, etc. are capable of communicating via the Internet, which—at the same time—must have the capacity to handle the rapidly growing volume of information quickly and reliably. In future, engineers specializing in the Internet and other communication networks will thus be faced with major challenges.
The Network Technology and IT programme is varied, covering both lectures, group work, and project work. DTU is one of the leading universities in communication network research. The students therefore have a unique opportunity to work with the latest and most advanced technologies throughout their studies. At DTU, we have even set a world record by transmitting more than 40,000 gigabits of data per second via a fibre optic cable, which corresponds to transmitting more than 1,000 DVDs per second.
Good career opportunities
Engineers with expertise on the Internet and other communication networks are in high demand—and will remain so in future. This is not only true in relation to, for example, mobile operators or Internet providers or—all types of businesses are seeking engineers capable of connecting their products to the Internet. This is also the case in the health sector, for example, which needs engineers for developing reliable and secure technical solutions in the field of telemedicine, so that we can be treated in our own homes while being monitored by healthcare professionals. Engineers with competences within the disciplines of the Network Technology and IT programme will therefore be highly sought after—both in Denmark and internationally.
Head of Studies