Masters in Telecommunication

What is Telecommunications

Telecommunications relates to the transmission of signals of any nature by radio, wire or other electromagnetic systems. Applications include telephone network, internet network, etc. Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between communication participants includes the use of technology. It is transmitted either electrically over physical media, such as cables, or via electromagnetic radiation. Telecommunication has a significant social, cultural and economic impact on modern society.

Requirements to Study Telecommunications

Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.

Core Subjects in Telecommunications

A telecommunication student gets an opportunity to study the basic principles of telecommunication theory and how are they implemented in the real world. Subjects include:

  • Data Communication
  • VoIP Network Design
  • Satellite Communication Systems
  • Multimedia Networking
  • Wireless Systems Lab
  • Cognitive Radios
  • Network Economics and Finance
  • Optical Fiber Communications
  • Wireless LAN

Specialisations in Telecommunications

Specializations topics include:

  • Communication engineering principles
  • Operating systems
  • Telecommunication signals
  • System protocols
  • Performance assessments
  • Communications security

Cost of Studying Telecommunications

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in Telecommunications engineering in the US are $36,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. They are almost the same in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$34000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.

Job Prospects after Masters in Telecommunication

United States$49,294 - $113,269$76,553
United Kingdom£17,183 - £42,787£25,802
SwitzerlandCHF 10,474 - CHF 124,270CHF 92,576
SingaporeS$24,380 - S$74,190S$37,320
New ZealandNZ$39,453 - NZ$102,556NZ$73,056
Netherland€33,221 - €154,954€50,000
Ireland€28,038 - €68,111€46,074
Germany€14,838 - €70,234€51,182
France€18,548 - €290,874€39,830
CanadaC$40,927 - C$106,890C$69,538
AustraliaAU$47,978 - AU$124,235AU$73,814

2019 Top Universities for Masters in Telecommunication

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
California Institute Of Technology
Harvard University
University of California – Berkeley
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland, College Park
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Texas at Austin
Purdue University West Lafayette
Cornell University

More Universities to target for Telecommunications in 2019