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Study telecommunications abroad

An in-depth guide to studying telecommunications as an international student.

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Telecommunications degrees abroad

Telecommunications refers to the sending and receiving of messages through digital or electronic media. It’s an exciting and rapidly-progressing field that prepares graduates for success in today’s interconnected world.

As a telecommunications student, you’ll study the science and technology behind contemporary communication methods including the internet, radio, and mobile phones. You’ll learn how to develop, manage, and maintain telecommunication systems by taking classes in signal processing, programming, engineering, and cyber law.

In our globalized age, individuals and businesses expect to be able to communicate quickly and seamlessly across geographical borders. By studying overseas, you’ll gain an international understanding of the field and see how countries and companies around the world are managing this demand for technological innovation.

Telecommunications program structure

Although introductory associate degrees and certificate programs in telecommunications are available, it’s more common to study a bachelor’s degree as an undergraduate over three or four years. The duration of your BSc will depend on your study location and whether or not you choose to complete a sandwich year in industry.

Universities in the US follow the liberal arts model, meaning your undergraduate degree will last a minimum of four years. After completing two years of general education classes, you’ll declare a major in telecommunications and take specialist courses for the remainder of the program.

If you’re still eager to learn more, you might be interested in a research-based postgraduate qualification. Master’s degrees normally require one year of full-time study, with PhD projects adding a further four or five years of work.

Telecommunications programs are typically taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, and hands-on laboratories. This combination allows students to develop the theoretical and practical understanding they need.

Each university’s telecommunications degree will vary slightly according to the interests and specialties of its faculty. Nevertheless, the majority of programs will address these core areas:

  • Telecommunications transmission systems
  • Analog and digital telecommunications
  • Wireless communications and networking technologies
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Circuit analysis and signal processing
  • Database management systems
  • Advanced computer applications
  • Foundations of electronic systems and computer networks

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Telecommunications study abroad programs

Telecommunications undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in telecommunications

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    Telecommunications Engineering - BEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Telecommunications graduate programs

Master's in telecommunications

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    Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering) - MEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Telecommunications Systems and Networks - MSc Pace University, USA

    Program type
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    46,980 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in telecommunications

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    Wireless Telecommunications - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,840 CAD
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Future telecommunications careers

As a telecommunications graduate, your knowledge and skills will be applicable to a vast array of positions and sectors. Production companies, engineering firms, television studios, radio stations, and many other employers will be keen to snap up your talent.

Here are some of the roles you’d be best prepared for:

  • Telecommunications systems manager
  • Network administration engineer
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Network technician
  • Cable technician
  • Computer software engineer
  • DJ
  • Electronic publication specialist

With so many career paths open to you, working out what to do after university can be overwhelming. Luckily, most universities have a career advice service that can help you narrow down your interests, source work experience, and perfect your applications.