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A two-year graduate study programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 credits leading to an MS degree. It consists of 60 credit research project and 60 credit course work. The standard requirement is that students have completed a BS in engineering, but graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements.
Knowledge, competence and skills
On completion of the study programme the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below:
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1 The student understands the newest knowledge in electrical and computer engineering, which is a prerequisite for work and certification as an electrical engineer.
1.2 The student has a deeper knowledge of abstract methods in electrical and computer engineering, applicable to the solution of specialised problems in that field.
1.3 The student has a deeper understanding of the potentials and limitations of solving problems using computers.
1.4 The student has gained experience in the application of electrical and computer engineering within other fields.
2. Type of knowledge
2.1 The student has a good knowledge of science and has been specifically trained for research in the field of electrical and computer engineering.
3. Practical competence
3.1 The student has developed the ability to work independently, and masters focused exposition, both orally and in writing.
3.2 The student has the ability to define complicated problems and set goals. He can define and execute work plans.
3.3 The student has been trained to analyse extensive problems individually, put forth solutions and argue for them.
3.4 The student has received further training in acquiring new technology in electrical and computer engineering.
4. Theoretical skills
4.1 The student can organise his own study of specified subjects and apply the appropriate research methods and academic theories.
4.2 The student has the competence to use diverse sources and can apply them in his own study.
4.3 The student has a clear understanding of what are thorough and recognised academic practices and can argue in favour of his view.
4.4 The student knows how to use appropriate tools for the analysis of data, including suitable software.
5. Communication competence
5.1 The student is independent and shows initiative in discussions and in communication with others.
5.2 The student is trained in teamwork and can supervise other people's work.
5.3 The student can express himself clearly and unambiguously on complicated theoretical topics in electrical and computer engineering, both orally and in writing.
5.4 The student understands that electrical and computer engineering has ethical, social, legal and economic implications.
6. General academic competence
6.1 The student has gained sufficient learning competence to be able to undertake further independent research in this field.
6.2. The student has adopted independence, broad-mindedness and critical thinking that helps him maintain his knowledge in study and in work.