Masters | Postgraduate Course - Communications Engineering MSc Course Details within University of York

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Communications Engineering MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time

This programme makes extensive use of the knowledge and expertise from our well established Communications and Signal Processing Research Group. The course aims to provide students with a good understanding of the techniques and issues in modern communications systems, with an emphasis on wireless and Internet communications. It provides students with: a balanced picture of modern communications technology and networks; a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of radio communication techniques, signal processing, network protocols, and the design and optimisation of communication networks; ability to learn new techniques as they are developed; experience of the use of industry standard tools. As well as this MSc in Communications Engineering the department offers an MSc by Research, in which students can gain an MSc through doing a year long research project.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold (or expected to gain) the equivalent of a 2.1 honours degree or above from a university recognised by the University of York. This degree should be either in electronics, or other engineering or computing courses with a significant mathematics and signal processing content. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate industrial experience.

As a minimum, students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as complex numbers, calculus, Fourier analysis, decibels, statistics, and to have used the Internet. Students without sufficient background knowledge of electronic communication systems will be provided with some preparatory reading before starting the programme: details of this reading will be provided to all successful applicants. It is a requirement of entry that this reading is done before starting the programme.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: