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Specialization in Internet Science & Technology

STUDY INTERNET SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AND YOU WILL LEARN FROM WORLD-LEADING EXPERTS HOW TO BUILD, MAINTAIN, SECURE AND IMPROVE INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS. THIS SPECIALIZation IS ONE OF VERY FEW OF ITS KIND IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

Internet Science & Technology

Do you want to set to work as a cyber-architect helping self-driving cars and traffic systems to communicate safely and effectively? Or as an Internet security specialist, devising ways of detecting botnets before they cause damage? Or do see yourself building a 'Trusted Internet' system that stays up and running under the heaviest cyber-attacks?

Our specialization in Internet Science & Technology will equip you to become a creative expert at understanding, maintaining, securing and developing communication systems and cyber-physical systems. Think, for example, of 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi or other wireless networks, the 'cloud', Internet of Things (IoT) systems or ad-hoc networks – such as the constantly changing networks between autonomous vehicles or an emergency network in a disaster area.

Studying at the frontline of technology

Among the most important technological breakthroughs in the near future will be those involving the connection of networks and systems. Throughout this specialization you will learn how to build, maintain, secure and improve these interactive intelligent systems in a creative, technically responsible way.

Specialize in the field of communication systems

The specialization in Internet Science & Technology at the University of Twente is one of very few specialized programmes in the field of communication systems – and the only one of its kind in the Netherlands. With this specialization you will join a very select group of specialists worldwide equipped to build, maintain, protect and improve the architecture of interactive systems. In addition to that, you will also have plenty of room for your personal interests and preferences. You can deepen your understanding of certain sub-areas, work on your own entrepreneurial skills or, for example, cross over into the social sciences or a social theme, such as energy, mobility or healthcare.

Rubbing shoulders with the world's best

In the field of communication systems, the University of Twente – like the Netherlands – features among the world’s very best. We are one of the leading players in the field of Internet security research and education (think of DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attacks).

Career opportunities

With a specialization in Internet Science & Technology you will be part of a small group of globally leading specialists in the field of communication systems. You will be equipped to be a reliable guide as we enter the very unpredictable future of the Internet and other networks. And you will be uniquely trained to secure, maintain and improve such networks.

Most of our graduates get a good job within months of graduating. With this degree you can work with application-orientated companies for whom network technology is crucial. Think, for example, of car-to-car communication in the automotive industry or intelligent manufacturing systems for industrial companies and supply chains. You can also contribute to large IT companies, such as Google or Facebook, or companies offering devices, software and services for Internet of Things solutions. Some graduates choose to make a splash at a large high-tech company or network enterprise, such as KPN, Vodafone or Ericsson, or with the police's high-tech crime-fighting. You can be a researcher or manage large networks, for SURFnetEduroam or ING, for example. With your expertise in communication systems, your unique knowledge of specialized fields like cloud computing, Internet security or DNS technology (Domain Name System) and a degree from one of the leading universities in your field, doors will swing open for you all over the world.

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