SCOPE & OBJECTIVES
Successful MERIT graduates receive the official Master degrees from the two universities that he/she has attended and a joint certificate entitled Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies.
MERIT is a multitrack research-oriented master program based on a flexible curriculum that covers a wide area of knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The institutions participating in the consortium, located in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Sweden belong to CLUSTER.
The Master’s Course covers Information and Communication Technologies in a broad sense, including fundamentals such as electromagnetism, signal processing, and information theory, and applications such as communications, remote sensing and image and voice processing. Half of the course credits are obtained in a second institution of the consortium and a double degree is awarded upon successful completion of the program. The language of instruction is English and the program includes local language courses up to 6 ECTS per academic year. Admission is restricted to 40 students.
This Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme has three 15-week semesters in which students take courses. An additional fourth semester is devoted to the completion of the Master Thesis. The program is research oriented, as thus concentrates on the development of research skills. Graduates of the Course may want to pursue careers in a research institution by completing a Ph.D., joining industrial R+D departments or perhaps starting a technology spin-off company. Therefore, strong emphasis is placed during the Master’s Course on the student’s personal work programme, which is focused on developing research skills. All students should have completed a Bachelor’s degree related to Electrical Engineering or related field.
Information regarding the MERIT/ERASMUS-MUNDUS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2015-2017 CALL:
We would like to inform to all interested students that starting from the intake 2015-2017, we will not offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the MERIT master due to the lack of funding from EACEA. As a result of this situation, we will not accept new students and student selection procedures will not be open for the 2015 academic year and beyond.
For all those students interested into participating in one of the national masters of the different partners, outside the Erasmus Mundus framework, we recommend to contact the following addresses: