Track: Telecommunications & Sensing Systems

Degree: Master of Science Electrical Engineering, Track: Telecommunications & Sensing

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months

Type: Regular study programme

Mode: Full-time

Language of instruction: English

Start: September

Telecommunications and remote sensing systems form an integral and essential part of modern society for high speed distribution of fast increasing vast amounts of data and for the collecting essential environmental information.

New amenities like the internet, smartphones and digital TV have become available in a very short period of time. Nowadays, it is easy for anyone to exchange any type of information by wired and wireless media at any time and any place. The rise of social media has a significant impact on the bandwidth needed. Safeguarding security and privacy are important social themes, while consumers are asking for smaller and more energy-efficient devices.

Telecommunication engineers develop and manage transmission systems, protocols, networks and services for short-range applications like Wifi and RFID, but also for future mobile and optical fibre networks covering the whole world. Another domain of this master is that of extremely high frequency (microwave and THz) applications and observation systems, including radar and remote sensing technologies for such varied tasks as safety scanners, weather forecasting and inspection of crops.

Automatic deployment of an ad hoc network in a disaster scenario.

What you will learn

The track covers the full spectrum, from radio communication, networking and complex networks, signal processing, microwave and THz signals, radar systems, remote sensing and electromagnetics, with many opportunities for specialisation.

After completing the TU Delft’s MSc EE track Telecommunications & Sensing Systems  you will be  trained in the specialised skills needed to develop, manage and maintain these varied telecommunications and sensing technologies and networks. You will learn to advance the technologies that drive them, and to develop and deliver innovative products and services based on these technologies.

Furthermore, you will be  trained to become an independently thinking and broadly developed professional by the offered thorough fundamental knowledge and by getting involved in cutting-edge research programs in a stimulating environment.

You  will learn the fundamentals of telecommunications and sensing systems such as electromagnetics (EM waves and antennas), information transport (modulation, coding and detection), signal processing (estimation, detection, beam-forming), networking (protocols for wireless and fixed networks), observation technology (radar and remote sensing), system design and service-oriented applications.