KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, is one of Europe’s most prominent technical universities, internationally recognized for its world-class research and education. The university is located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, a lively city where new attractions and activities constantly emerge. Stockholm hosts leading information technology companies and is the base for research and development in communication systems for many companies. English is spoken everywhere.
The field of communication has radically changed our lives and societies. The Web and its search engines, Internet and mobile telephony, peer-to-peer file sharing, podcasting and social networks, as well as audio and video streaming: they all affect our daily lives; they free us in the choices of how and where we work, relax, play and socialize. KTH offers a unique M.Sc. program in Network Services and Systems that provides the competence needed to work in this dynamic, challenging and rapidly growing field of engineering.
The program gives a deep knowledge of network systems and the services they provide, and it prepares the student to work at the forefront of research and development in these areas. The program is structured as a single track in two one-year parts. The first part gives solid knowledge of the networks and services, and of performance evaluation. The second part is an introduction to research in the field. It is ended by a six-month thesis project that allows the student to manifest that she or he has acquired mastery of the design of network services and systems.
All students will have personal academic advisors among the faculty members involved in the program. Research talks, company presentations, field trips and other extracurricular activities add to the formal parts of the program. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree Master of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering, specialized in Network Services and Systems.
The program is well aligned with the needs of both manufacturers of network systems, providers of network services, and developers of networked applications. There is a high demand world-wide for talented and well-prepared engineers at the graduate level in development and operations, and for researchers in both industry and university for those who continue towards a Ph.D. degree. KTH faculty will admit exceptionally successful students into the Ph.D. program.
The program is demanding and only those with a solid performance from their undergraduate studies will have the necessary preparation to succeed. Electrical and computer engineering, computer science and applied mathematics provide suitable academic backgrounds, but the program is open to all students of engineering, science and mathematics according to the general and specific admission requirements.
Applicants must at least have a bachelor’s degree equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. Consult the web pages of KTH and of the program for the admission requirements (see links below). The admission is selective in order to provide the best career opportunities for those accepted into the program. Deadline for applying to the M.Sc. program starting in August 2008 is February 1, 2008.
The program is free of tuition; a limited number of scholarships are available by the Swedish Institute (SI).
Communication networks I
Communication networks II
Internet services and traffic measurements
Programming of mobile services
Simulation of computer networks
Communication services for health care
Research methodology and theory of science
All courses are 7.5 credits and the thesis project is 30 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
KTH offers a stimulating environment, well suited to learning. The library is extensive and provides research journals online. There are frequent public lectures, concerts and art shows; the student life is bustling. We assist the new student: The program coordinator and the program director give academic advice; the international office helps with practical arrangements, and the accommodation office organizes housing. The Laboratory for Communication Networks (LCN) provides the research contact for the program.
Network Services and Systems M.Sc. Program
Attention: Ms. Cecilia Forssman, Program Coordinator
School of Electrical Engineering
KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology
SE - 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Master’s program information (incl. application and admission): http://www.kth.se/studies/master?l=en
Information about LCN: http://www.ee.kth.se/lcn
Information about Stockholm: http://www.stockholmtown.com
Information about studies in Sweden: http://www.studyin.sweden.se