The near STEM route is for admission of mathematics, physics, astrophysics or other relevant first degree candidates and whose programme would have made extensive use of applied mathematics to design and explain engineering and/or scientific concepts. After accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) at Level 5, you will spend three semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at Level 6 and/or 7.

To obtain a Master’s degree, you will need to complete an in-depth independent research project.

Why choose this course?

  • The course enable will enable you to understand the fundamentals of information theory and apply appropriate performance and quality measures to data communication systems.
  • Develop your ability to define and apply appropriate analytic, algorithmic and a mix of simulation and hardware tools for reliable data transfer.
  • The School has over 25 years’ experience of teaching electronic engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field.
  • We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students, including the latest software packages.
  • Study leading-edge applications such as biometric authentication and speech-based interaction.

Study Details:

MSc 16 months full-time 3 years part-time

Module Details:

Level 5

  • Digital Design & Embedded Systems 15 Credits Compulsory

Level 6

  • Microelectronics and VLSI 15 Credits Compulsory

Level 7

  • 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
  • Digital Signal Processing and Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Biometric Systems & Speech Processing 15 Credits Compulsory


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Entry Requirements

An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above).

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