Curriculum

Head of Studies

Programme provision

To obtain the Master of Science Degree in Communication Technologies and System Design, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 points
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 points
  • Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 points within the field of the general program
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of points of the entire study up to 120 points 

Curriculum

General Competence Courses

The requirement of at least 30 points in General Competence Courses is broken down into 3 groups of at least 10 points. 

The following course is mandatory for all students.

34368 Global communication network infrastructure and design 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)

At least 5 points must be earned from the courses listed below. Together with the mandatory course above these provide the core competence of the programme.

34130 Fundamentals of fibre-optic communication systems 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
34230 Digital communication 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
34369 Project work in Global communication network infrastructure and design 5 point January

10 points have to be obtained from the courses listed below. These are all project-based and you learn how to define and provide solutions to an open problem. You will be part of a group and trained in communication and collaboration.

34249 Synthesis Project for Communication Technologies 10 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17) and June
34349 FPGA design for communication systems 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
34357 Telecommunication services 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)

The last 10 points of the General Competence Courses are related to innovation and entrepreneurship. You learn how to combine technology application and development with finances, management, and organization and most important, you learn how to use your qualifications and technological knowhow in a professional and social context.

The course Innovation in Engineering (5 ECTS) is mandatory for all students:

(Please note that course 42500/42501/42504, alternatively 42502/42503/42505, MUST be taken at DTU, i.e. no dispensation or merit can be received for similar courses from other universities in Denmark or abroad)

42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
or
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August
or
42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January

Students with advanced innovation competences may take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504:

42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August
or
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
or
42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point January

The remaining 5 ECTS must be chosen from the following list:

34365 IoT Prototyping 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
34541 Entrepreneurship in photonics and communications 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Technological Specialization Courses

Each study line contains a recommendation list with some of these courses. Some courses are also listed in the General Competence list, but courses count in one list only.

01405 Algebraic Error-Correcting Codes 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
02203 Design of Digital Systems 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
02233 Network Security 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
02393 Programming in C++ 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
02471 Machine learning for signal processing 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
30415 RF communication circuits 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
30428 Advanced electromagnetics 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
30430 Advanced antenna techniques and measurements 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
30445 Signal integrity in high-speed electronics 5 point June
34032 Optical properties of solids 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
34034 Lasers and photonic systems 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
34051 Nanophotonics 10 point Spring F1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
34130 Fundamentals of fibre-optic communication systems 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
34153 Physical concepts in optical communication 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
34156 Advanced Optical Communication Systems 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
34230 Digital communication 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
34240 Data Science, Compression and Image Communication 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
34241 Digital video technology 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
34249 Synthesis Project for Communication Technologies 10 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17) and June
34250 Advanced image and video coding 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
34251 Advanced forward error correction and iterative decoding 5 point January
34339 Experimental mobile communication 5 point January
34343 Mobile backhaul networks 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
34346 Networking technologies and application development for Internet of Things (IoT) 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
34347 Modelling and simulation of communication networks and protocols 5 point August
34349 FPGA design for communication systems 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
34351 Access- and home networks 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
34352 Advanced protocols 7.5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
34357 Telecommunication services 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
34359 SDN: software-defined networking 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
34365 IoT Prototyping 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
34366 Intelligent systems 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
34367 Project in Intelligent Systems 5 point January
34369 Project work in Global communication network infrastructure and design 5 point January
34370 Cloud Networking 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
34371 Internet of Things (IoT) Communication Network Security 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
34373 Mikrokontroller-programmering til avanceret IoT med embedded C 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)

Elective Courses

Remaining points may be chosen freely among all advanced level courses at DTU. In the more detailed descriptions of the study lines, recommendation for some relevant course(s) may be found. Master students may choose as much as 10 credit points among the bachelor courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions. Please note that we shall especially recommend the courses described above under academic requirements, alternatively elective courses listed under the study lines.