|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Electrical Engineering|
The Master of Electrical Engineering programme is a comprehensive course of study providing graduate students with the foundational knowledge needed to pioneer the next generation of networked, integrated systems.
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering teaches the design and implementation of innovative electronic circuits and ICT solutions for almost every sector: from smart health to self-driving cars, from the latest wearables to massive power plants. You’ll learn how to solve problems using signalprocessing algorithms, software, hardware and ICs as complimentary components of a truly integrated design.
Our goal is to equip you with the necessary technical skills and methods to contribute to the creation of this digital environment. The program counts four options, each with their own emphasis.
The Electrical Engineering Department is the largest department within the university. The professors are internationally renowned in areas as diverse as analogue design, cryptography, deep learning, system theory, autonomous vehicles, power systems, wireless communication … Students can choose in which direction they wish to specialise.
The department was the starting point of imec and many spin-off companies. The professors have strong contacts with industry. The close link between education and research exposes students to challenging and ground-breaking topics during their coursework and master's thesis research. Your master's thesis, carried out in close co-operation with the department's ongoing research, will expose you to cutting-edge research.
At the Faculty of Engineering Science, students are given the opportunity to complete one or two semesters abroad within the Erasmus+ programme at a European university, or a university outside Europe. Students are also encouraged to carry out industrial and research internships abroad under the supervision of the Internship Coordinator.
The program starts with courses that provide the common hardware and software basis for electronic platforms, analogue and digital circuits, signal processing and telecommunications, supplemented with a range of option specific in-depth courses. You choose one of the following four options:
Power Systems and Automation
Electronics and Chip Design
ICT Security and Networks
Information Systems and Signal Processing
Each option focuses on a different domain with its own applications, typical careers and specific courses.
You want to understand how modern electronic systems function, both in terms of algorithms and software as of hardware and ICs. You are interested in fundamental methods but also in the applications: the Internet-of-Things, cryptography, telecom, audio and video, deep learning, autonomous vehicles. You want to design new systems and solve new problems with signal-processing software and hardware.
You know the basics of electrical engineering, including basic transistors and logic design, digital signal processing, systems and control, to a level similar to the contents of a Bachelor’s minor of Electrical Engineering.
You want to understand how modern electronic and electrical systems operate, both in terms of algorithms and software as in terms of hardware and chips.
You want to design new electronic and electrical systems in order to solve new society-relevant challenges.
The Master of Electrical Engineering programme graduates are found in a surprising amount of sectors. Masters graduates work in Electrical Engineering, in ICT companies and the IT departments of large companies, banks and service providers. You can also find Masters graduates in sectors where there is a need for integrated circuits and electronic systems with both hardware and software aspects. The knowledge of both algorithms and their implementation in hardware and software is an important asset.
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