Our graduates work in major telecommunications companies around the world. We have run this course for over 25 years and, in that time, educated over a thousand communications specialists. 

Starting from the concept of a signal, we cover the fundamentals of how signals are acquired, processed and transmitted over a wide range of media — electronic, optical and radio. Our laboratory work shows how these principles are put into practice and your software development skills are improved through a series of lectures, exercises and assignments. 

Building on this, we explore a number of state-of-the-art topics in detail, including: 

  • Modern digital transmission systems 
  • Wireless communication systems 
  • Computer security and cryptography 
  • Complex electronic circuits 
  • Networked systems 

Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s telecommunications engineers are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top engineers, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence. More than two-thirds of our research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). 

Professional accreditation 

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements. 

Why we’re great. 

  • Acquire robust software development skills through a number of learning methods 
  • Through laboratory work explore the fundamentals of signals – electronic, optical and radio 
  • We are Top 150 for Telecommunication Engineering in ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Student Destinations

Our recent graduates have progressed to a variety of senior positions in industry and academia. Some of the companies and organisations where our former graduates are now employed include:

  • Elitecore Technologies Ltd
  • Juniper Networks
  • Cisco Systems
  • Incendio Technologies


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Entry Requirements

A 2.2 degree, or international equivalent, in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Networks, Telecommunications, Engineering, Information Engineering, Automation, Mechatronic Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.

Your degree should contain:

  • ONE maths module such as:Mathematics; Calculus; Algebra; Differential Equations.
  • ONE module in signals & Systems such as: Signal Processing or Control Theory.AND
  • ONE other related module such as C programming, Electronics, Digital Systems or Computer Networks.

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