Innovative communication technologies and entrepreneurship (ICTE)

2-years programme, Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering

ICTEThe MSc programme is application-oriented and combines a solid technical engineering knowledge about communication technologies and converging media (mobile phones, Internet and digital TV) with innovation, creativity, market, and user perspectives.

The Programme: Market, Users and Technology

The combined study of the interplay between the market, the users and the technology is a unique feature of the ICTE programme. All three areas are important. The ICTE programme thus combines ICT engineering with economics and user studies. You will get a broad insight into the new technologies and their potential and will be capable of transforming this knowledge into innovative applications, services and solutions, which target the needs of users in their daily life.

As a student you will also learn about the latest development in information, communication and media technologies, and you will learn to understand the market-related, regulatory and ethical framework for their application. An important part of this is to identify relevant user needs and understand how users interact with the technologies and perceive them as value-adding.

You will learn how to develop user-friendly concepts, applications and services with a real business potential and to analyse the use of information and communication technologies in companies and organisations, where they often play a central role for company strategies, work processes and knowledge sharing.

The programme is based on a high degree of group work - we practice Problem-Based Learning. You'll have lectures, seminars, individual work and project work in groups. Your work will be project-based. All projects must include both a technical solution to a practical problem and considerations of the organizational and economic aspects, which are necessary for the solution to be applied in practice.

We have close collaboration with industry partners, making both shorter and longer student projects possible. Furthermore, teachers are engaged in international and national research projects, like "CAMMP", "Serviceplatformen" or MAGNET Beyond".

All courses are taught in English.

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Programme Structure

You can choose between two tracks: "Service development" and "Business development". Some courses are shared by the tracks, while others can be taken as elective courses.

The core in each semester is the semester project. The courses in each semester relate to the theme of the semester project.

Elective Courses

  • Green ICT
  • Creativity and Design
  • Governance of ICT content, services and applications

The mandatory courses of one track are available as elective courses for the other tracks. The programme finishes with a larger individual project, the MSc thesis project. See a list of master projects.

On successful completion of the programme you will acquire the degree of MSc in Engineering.

It is also possible to visit the programme one or two semesters as a guest student, e.g. under the ERASMUS student exchange program.