As a specialist in networks and distributed systems, your competences will be in high demand. You will become an expert in the systems we surround ourselves with daily – both large and small systems in which computers interact with their surroundings and other computers.
The systems are everywhere even though we may not notice them on a daily basis. It can for instance be systems measuring humidity and temperature as part of climate control in buildings. The system’s collected data may be used to form a strategy for the use of radiators and ventilators in the building.
Another example could be mobile phone systems which are small computers themselves, actually more powerful than office computers only a few years back. The mobile phone must be able to contact and be contacted by a mobile network when you text or speak, etc. Your job could be to construct a mobile able to apply several different technologies as required. The mobile may also be required to cooperate with other systems. Other examples:
- Home banking and payment systems which need to be extra robust against faults and attacks
- When vital parts of cars, trains or aeroplanes communicate, faults must be handled safely, protecting driver/pilot and passengers
- When the telephone operator roll out the future broadband via fibre networks or wireless networks for mobile users, the establishment phase as well as the usage phase must be under control, ensuring no loss of customers or money
As an engineer in Networks and Distributed Systems, you have the opportunity to play a deciding role in development of such systems.
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If you choose to study engineering at Aalborg University, you will be studying at one of the best universities in the world. In March 2018, our engineering programmes were named best in Europe and fourth best in the world according to a report commissioned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).