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Wireless and sensor systems

As of 2016-2017 Wireless and Sensor Systems will no longer be offered as a specialization within the Master's programme of Computer Science. Students who already started the programme can continue the specialization according to the course programme agreed upon with the programme mentor.

Starting students with an interest in wireless sensor systems are referred to the Embedded Systems or Internet Science and Technology Master's programmes.

The Wireless and Sensor Systems programme addresses a new paradigm for bringing the flexibility of information technology to bear in every aspect of daily life. It foresees that people will be surrounded by embedded and flexibly (wirelessly) networked systems that provide easily accessible yet unobtrusive support for an open-ended range of activities, to enrich daily life and to increase productivity at work. These systems contain a mixture of hardware and software: their scope may be as simple as a sensor, or as complex as a portable device, or even an entire building or city. Cooperation is a necessity, to perform their tasks with sufficient quality or efficiency, and to reach the required functionality and support real time interactions. The specific nature of these systems require them to be open, scalable, adaptable and dependable, while integrating heterogeneous devices ranging from tiny actuators to larger computers. The programme WiSe studies not only the fundamentals of wireless and sensor systems, but also the context of the sensor systems. To this end, WiSe is a multidisciplinary and application oriented programme where you come in contact with different (technical as well as non-technical) disciplines and by doing so, it stimulates cooperation.  

The WiSe master’s programme can also be followed as a Twente Graduate School programme, see

Programme mentor  

ir. Hans Scholten
Zilverling 5016
Phone: 053 489 3733


Basic courses

192620010 - Mobile & Wireless Networking I (5EC)
201000075 - Wireless Sensor Networks (5EC)
192130112 - Distributed Systems (5EC)
192111301 - Ubiquitous Computing (5EC)
191211650 - Multi Disciplinary Design Project (5EC)

Advanced courses

At least 20 EC of the following:

191211590 - System on Chip for ES  (5EC)
192620300 - Performance Evaluation (5EC)
192620020 - Mobile And Wireless Networking II (5EC)
191210720 - Biomedical Signal Acquisition (5EC)
192654000 - Network Security (5 EC)
191211060 - Modern Robotics (5 EC)

Mandatory (45 EC)

191612680 - Computer Ethics (5 EC)
192199508 - Research Topics (10 EC)
192199978 - Final Project (30 EC)

Elective courses

To obtain the minimally required number of 120 credits you can choose:

  • a 20 EC traineeship
  • other courses chosen from the courses offered by other specializations in master’s programmes of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Telematics and Embedded Systems.