The International Master Program – Information and Communication Engineering is a program of excellence. We expect from our students a solid background in basic engineering subjects, as well as good foundations on information technology and communications. Here is a list of topics that our students should be proficient in:
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Foundations of Communication Technology
- Foundations of Communication Systems
- Signal Theory
- Software Engineering
- Computer Architecture
- Electronics and Semiconductor devices
A Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a related area is mandatory, and the transcripts of the Bachelor degree must confirm the solid background of the candidate in the field of information and communication engineering. Degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Communications Engineering are known to provide such background.
But notice: to have a Bachelor degree certificate in one of those majors doesn't mean that you are going to be automatically recommended to enrollment. And the opposite is also true: students with degrees other than those can be recommended to enrollment if their transcripts show that they have a solid background in the field of information and communication engineering. As a summary: all degree certificates and transcripts are carefully analyzed by a committee in order to access if the candidate has the right background to the program.
Beside the technical background, our candidates are expected to have good domain of the English language. So, a English proficiency certificate should be presented along with the application material. Here are some of the certificates we can accept, together with the acceptable results on each one: TOEFL 570 (paper based), TOEFL 230 (computer-based), TOEFL 88 (internet-based), IELTS 6.5, Cambridge CPE level C.
In the previous admission procedures, we received many applications from candidates without background studies related to information and communication engineering, as well as from candidates with very weak results in those topics. While those candidates were not recommended to enrollment, their applications demanded time and effort to be analyzed, delaying the whole process.
In order to ensure that all the candidates have the required background, we included an assessment test in our application procedure. This test is done online and helps us to assess your background knowledge on the topics that are required in the iCE study program.
So, we encourage you to apply only if you had a strong emphasis in engineering, information technology and communications during the previous studies. Those foundations will be checked through the assessment test and by our Selection Committee, and are needed from the start in our study program, so we strongly recommend you not to apply if you didn't learn such subjects during the undergraduate studies.
To help you to access if you have the right background to our program, we are including here some sample tests, extracted from examinations of our Bachelor-level courses. We encourage you to apply only if you find no dificulties on solving the problems presented in the sample tests.