Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security

Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security

Master's Programme

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MSTCNNS, Fri Jul 19 05:20:27 MEST 2024 | M2

Would you like to develop tomorrow’s communication networks and services?

On this study programme you will learn technological skills and techniques required to meet the needs for smart, robust, and secure communication networks and services in society. You will also learn to design solutions for the Internet, mobile communication solutions and services, cloud computing, intelligent transport systems, and applications.

Communication networks and network services are undergoing continuous development and are becoming a constantly more important and integrated part of modern society. Target 9.1 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 9 is to Develop sustainable, resilient, and inclusive infrastructures, which is a central theme in the study programme.

NTNU is also conducting research on 6G networks. Would you like to participate in research on technology for the future?

This is an international master’s degree programme taught in English

Start of studies 2024

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You will acquire knowledge about the technologies and techniques required to cover society’s needs for secure, smart, and robust communication networks and services.

You will learn how comprehensive and complex digital systems are designed to make them a secure and robust part of the infrastructure for a sustainable society. 

After completion of the master’s degree programme, it is possible to take a doctoral degree (PhD).

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You will acquire knowledge that is in demand all over the world within the telecommunications and software industry, as well as among service and content providers, consultancy firms, research institutes, and universities.

The competence you will acquire in innovation and entrepreneurship will strengthen your possibilities for establishing your own enterprise.

The programme qualifies for an advanced level in the discipline and for admission to doctoral degree programmes.

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Trondheim is known for its good student and study environment and has been elected Norway’s best student city several times. The number of inhabitants in Trondheim exceeds 200,000 and its 33,000 students clearly leave their mark on the city. Whatever you like to do in your leisure, you will no doubt find something to participate in.

The teaching takes place in modern teaching premises and digital laboratories where great importance has been attached to practical development tasks, teamwork, and forms of learning where the students take an active part.

This master’s degree programme is an international programme taught in English. It has relatively few students and you and your fellow students from all over the world will have good opportunities for establishing international networks. The education can be used all over the world.

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The first year of study will provide you with the necessary basis for further specialization in the second year. This year also includes the course Experts in Teams (EiT) that will provide you with practical experience in interdisciplinary cooperation

In the second year of study, you may elect courses from a specific list of courses to acquire in-dept knowledge on topics within digital infrastructure and cyber security, according to your own interests.  

The programme is concluded by a master’s thesis of 30 credits that involves independent research within a specialization of your own choice.

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25 students are admitted to the programme.

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least C within telematics, communication technology, computer technology, informatics, telecommunications, or equivalent programmes of study to apply for this programme.

The prerequisite education must include at least 80 credits where mathematics/statistics, programming, and communication technology/computer networks must be covered.

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Do you have any questions about the programme of study? We can help you with compulsory courses and electives, examinations, deadlines, and general questions about the programme.  

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