This course enables students to understand the fundamentals of information theory and apply appropriate performance and quality measures to engineer enhanced data communication systems.

Students design state-of-the-art networks using legacy as well as emerging optical and wireless technologies, developing the students’ ability to define and apply appropriate analytic, algorithmic and a mix of simulation and hardware tools for reliable data transfer.

Students will cover subject specific subjects such as Digital Mobile Communication Systems and Optical Communication Technologies alongside cohort taught subjects to develop their management skills and their employability.

The successful postgraduates of the course will acquire the knowledge and understanding, intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary for the analysis and synthesis of problems in engineering and manufacturing through a combination of experimental, simulation, research methods and case studies. They can expect to gain work in a range of disciplines within a variety of industries from specialist technical roles to positions of management responsibility.

Study Details:

MSc 18 months full-time

Module Details:

  • Advanced Reconfigurable Systems and Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Optical Communication Technologies 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Broadband Networks and Data Communications 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Digital Mobile Communication Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Information Theory and Data Processing 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Sustainable Business of Engineering 15 Credits Compulsory
  • MSc Individual Project (E) 60 Credits Compulsory
  • Digital Signal Processing and Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Biometric Systems & Speech Processing 15 Credits Compulsory

Student Destinations

Communications engineers prepare and maintain communications systems and the marketplace increasingly relies on highly advanced communications systems, so communications engineering is a valued field. Careers may be sought in telecommunications or related fields that use computer networking and satellite, digital TV, Internet or radio technology.

Graduates may therefore expect employment across a very wide range of engineering companies.


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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements will typically be a minimum of a 2(ii) Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline.

In addition, candidates should have been exposed to relevant material at undergraduate level to sufficient depth to enable them to benefit from their chosen MSc programme.

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