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Data Communications

Study the dynamic field of efficient information transfer around the globe. We teach this course jointly with the Department of Computer Science so you get up-to-date knowledge and understanding.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree in electronic engineering, computer science or physics from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. A 2.2 or equivalent, or industrial experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules
Network and Inter-Network Architectures; Network Performance Analysis; Data Coding Techniques for Communications and Storage; Advanced Communication Principles; Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols; (either) Foundations of Object-Orientated Programming (or) Object-Orientated Programming and Software Design; Major Research Project.

Examples of optional modules
Computer Security and Forensics; 3D Computer Graphics; Software Development for Mobile Devices; Cloud Computing; Advanced Signal Processing; Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems; Optical Communication Devices and Systems; Computer Vision; Broadband Wireless Techniques; Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols; System Design.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 21,450 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years

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