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Innovative communication technologies and entrepreneurship MSc

What is ICTE?

The MSc. programme Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship (ICTE) at Aalborg University Copenhagen combines solid technical engineering with innovation, creativity, market and user perspectives. It is application-oriented as well as analytical.

  • You analyze and implement solutions for 5G, Cyber-security, IoT, Recommender Systems and Privacy by Design / Differential Privacy with the help of Machine Learning and advanced Identity & Access Management tools.
  • You develop your solutions having both business cases, users and the market in mind.
  • You improve the user experience and test the usability and the computer ethics of your solutions. You will know the law and regulations, and you will get a deep insight to powers that runs internet development.

Basically: Top up your programming skills with with value creation for users and businesses!

The ICTE M.Sc. programme is provided by Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI) at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus.

Why study ICTE?

Self-driving cars at Volvo - student project

Timmy's master thesis project was about warning the driver when the self-driving car needs the driver to take over the wheel. With face recognition software, the system monitors if the driver is alert and attentive. 

Today, Timmy works as a Software Engineer at Volvo, Unity3d, AR/VR

The ICTE concept

The study of the interplay between the market, the users, the legislation / regulation and the technology is a unique feature of the ICTE programme.

  • The user perspective ensures that the solutions you develop are user-friendly and are perceived as valuable by the users. You learn how user-preferences determine the success or failure of many ICT solutions.
  • The market perspective helps you analyse the drivers and barriers for the adoption of different ICT solutions and networks. Often the ICT product / solution cannot stand alone - it is depending on a number of other technologies and on other service providers. Standards and dominating technologies also helps defining the success or failure of a service or platform.
  • The technology perspective: Without a profound insight in the underlying technologies and infrastructue your analysis or solution will be speculative. At ICTE you learn to analyse and apply different technological platforms, as well as you get a deep understanding of how the technical sturcture of networks, platforms and service architectures determines the possibilites for service creation.
  • The regulatory perspective: The rules for data protection (privacy and security) are an important element when you create ICT services. Also, international rules and regulation applies for the use of radio frequencies - which are important e.g. to provide better indoor mobile coverage, Internet of Things devices or higher internet speed.

The ICTE concept of combining these four perspectives is that when you create or choose an ICT solution it must almost always perform well both technologically and financially, as well as it needs user acceptance and must comply with regulation.

The four perspectives are present in the semester projects and in the master thesis. In some cases greater emphasis is put on the technologies, in others on the market- / business perspective or the user perspective.

The business development track of ICTE has primarily an analytical perspective, where as the service development track also apply the technologies in prototypes and proof of concept demonstrators.

ICTE presentation folder 2019