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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

120 ECTS - MS degree

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With the emergence of new knowledge in information technology the overlap with communication technology has become ever clearer. The faculty emphasises foundational knowledge in communication technology, which students can synthesise, with information technology through diverse courses on offer.

About the program

120 ECTS credits have to be completed for the qualification. Organised as a two-year programme. The course of study is 60 ECTS credits in courses and 60 ECTS credits in thesis project.

There are two different specializations to choose from

M.Sc programme

The student chooses a programme in collaboration with the supervisor. The aim is that the student attends courses in the first year and in the latter he does a research project.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

  1. A BS degree in engineering or equivalent, with a minimum average grade of 6.5. In addition to the BS degree there may be some preliminary course requirements.
  2. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  3. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  4. Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the University of Iceland electronically by e-mail (PDF file as attachment) to  

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