Master of Science Programme, 2 years

Communication Technology

Hundreds of new international students at NTNU posing in front of the Main Building – orientation week for international students, August 2014. Picture credits: Office of International relations at NTNU

This programme is taught in English.

New student 2019

12 August: Matriculation ceremony

9.30: Matriculation Ceremony part I

Place: The lawn behind the Main Building

The matriculation ceremony is an enrolment ceremony for all new students at NTNU. The Ceremony consists of speeches and entertainment and is mandatory for all new students at NTNU.

11:00–14:00: Matriculation part II: Welcome and information meeting

Place: A276 Electro (meeting room Mojave). Lunch will be served.

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.

13 - 16 August: Orientation week (for international students only)

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation WeekIt is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. 

Practical information

Arrival checlist

Manage your studies

How to get to NTNU

Local bus

Use ATB's travel planner to get specific route information.

Airbus transport

How to get from the airport to Trondheim and the student villages.

Maze Map

Download app for mobile and tablet

Semester start

The semester will officially start on Monday 19 August. Check the course websites for more information about the first lecture in each course.


About the programme

We are more on more connected, always on-line, at work and at home. The entire society is becoming every day more dependent on advanced communication networks and networked services, everywhere and at any time.

Do you want to take part in the development of tomorrow's communication networks and services?

The semester will officially start on August.


The application deadline is:

  • 1 December for non-EU / non-EEA students
  • 1 March for EU / EEA / Norwegian students
  • 15 April for Norwegian/Nordic students:

We admit up to 15 international students and 10 Norwegian students every year.

Job prospects

As a graduate student in this programme you will have a knowledge and skill set which is demanded worldwide by the telecommunication and software industry, network, service and content providers, consulting companies, research institutes and universities.

Programme components

This is a two-year full-time programme. After the first year, you choose one of the following specialisations: 

  • Networks, services and applications
  • Information security


Degree: Master of Science in Engineering
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

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants