Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

Communication Technologies provide the infrastructures, the services, and the applications to the users of the Information Society around the globe: electronic commerce, real-time multimedia applications, secure banking transactions, remote medical diagnosis, exchange of music and video clips on both fixed and mobile devices, technologies for observing the earth’s surface and interior for land monitoring and oil prospecting.

The Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering aims at producing engineers that are experts in the design of communication systems, in organizing and managing communication networks that are part of the big Internet, and in defining and customizing communication services.  It offers a wide range of specialization opportunities that stimulate the creativity of the students in the areas of networking, signal processing, transmission systems, and radio communications.

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The degree programme offers fours specializations available: 


The first oriented to communications optical and radio systems and transmission techniques, the second to communications networks and the Internet, the third to signal processing, audio/video systems and remote sensing, the fourth to technologies for communication devices. Other two special tracks in Internet Engineering and Sound Engineering and Musical Acoustics are jointly offered by the MS programs in Computer Eng. and Telecommunications Eng. (more information about these two tracks are available in the specific sections of this site).

The key courses of the MS in Telecommunications Engineering include:

  • Traffic theory
  • Network design
  • Digital communication
  • Digital signal processing
  • Optical communications
  • RF systems

The optional specializing courses include:

  • Wireless Communications
  • Communication netowrk desing
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Switching and routing
  • Multimedia Internet
  • Internet of Things
  • Audio and video signals
  • Wireless systems
  • Antennas
  • Microwave engineering
  • Photonic devices
  • Information theory
  • Network security and cryptography
  • Geophysical and radar imaging
  • Positioning and technologies for mobility
  • Radio and optical wave propagation
  • Wireless and mobile propagation
  • Wireless networks

 Students holding at least a BSc degree in a related field and 15 years of education are eligible for application.  A solid background in the fundamentals of engineering is requested, i.e. in Mathematics, Physics, Telecommunications disciplines, Computer Science, Electronics.

The access to the Master of Science curriculum for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS is regulated by the rules reported in the web site:

For students with a bachelor degree from an Italian university, please refer to the version of the educational rules in Italian.

An admission committee of the study program in Telecommunication Engineering evaluates all the admission requests and take final decisions based on the curriculum of each candidate and the documents provided in the application. Admission to the program does not imply the validation of credits that the students have earned in their former career. The obligations to be satisfied by the candidates in order to get the MSc Degree are determined on an individual basis by the Committee based on the number and type of credits earned in the student’s former career.


Telecommunications Engineering offers challenging and fulfilling careers for engineering technologists and managers in many fields where Telecommunications are of paramount importance. A Telecommunications Engineer can cover key positions in the field of research, development, innovation and management of infrastructures of communications services working with big or small medium size companies that today represent the most dynamic part of this economic sector. Good employment positions can been found as network experts in fields different from Telecommunications such as signal processing experts in oil industry as well as mechanical and biomedical companies. The most motivated and creative students can also start new companies as shown by the several successful cases of spin-off companies founded in the framework of our study program. Most of the students who graduate in Telecommunications Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano find good job opportunities in Italy and abroad thanks to their good technical preparation and to the favorable geographic location of our university which lies at the center of the area with the highest density and quality of Italian Communication Technology companies and with tight relations with most of the industrial districts around the world.


For more information you can take a look at our web page or to the official Degree Programme (with detailed rules and lists of courses) available on the School of Engineering web site.