Communication Technology

Master of Science Programme, 2 years

Communication Technology


Students at communication technology at work
Photo: Geir Mogen

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Matriculation Ceremony part I:

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start.

Due to the coronasituation, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digitally.  

We want everyone to get off to a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's registration will be coming soon.

Matriculation part II at 11:30: Welcome and information meeting

All new students in the study programme of Master of Science in Communication Technology are welcome to attend an information meeting at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology. If you are unable to attend, please email the Programme Coordinator.

More information will be coming soon.

NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January. Orientation Days is a lot of fun and an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU.  We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week/days. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, the orientation-week for August 2020 will be organized digitally. 

The semester will officially start on Monday 17 August. Check the course websites for more information about the first lecture in each course.

What you need to do as a new student

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student:

Checklist for new international students

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains.

Course timetables - If  there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course.

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About the programme

About the programme

Can you imagine not having a mobile phone? NTNU is researching the future of the 6G network. Get a Master’s degree that enables you to create technology for the future.

Communication networks and network services are constantly evolving and are becoming an increasingly important and integral part of modern society. Every day, we rely on sophisticated communications networks and network services to develop key infrastructure, such as the Internet and mobile technology.

This study provides you with the knowledge and skills in technologies and techniques required to meet societal needs for secure, smart and robust communications networks and services.

You can specialise in:

  • Networked Systems
  • Information Security


To be admitted to this Master’s degree programme, applicants must have a relevant bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least C within telematics, communication technology, informatics, telecommunications or similar studies.

Job prospects

After graduating, you are highly valued and in demand worldwide by the telecommunications and software industries, network-, service- and content providers, consulting companies, research institutes and universities.

Programme components

This is a two-year full-time study. In the second year of the study, you specialise in either networks, services and applications or information security.

Study environment

As a master's student in Trondheim, you will be part of an international and multicultural research environment. Every year, we welcome international- and exchange students from around the world.


Facts about the programme


Degree: Master of Science in Communication Technology
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSTCNNS
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

City: Trondheim

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

How to apply

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør!Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

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Group for non-EU applicants