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Wireless Communication Systems

Study the key design aspects of a modern wireless communication system, in particular cellular mobile radio systems. There is a current shortage of communications engineers with a comprehensive appreciation of wireless system design from RF through baseband to packet protocols.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or higher in electronic engineering, computer science or a similar field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. Applicants with a 2.2 or equivalent, or industrial experience, are encouraged to apply. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules:
Advanced Signal Processing; Advanced Communication Principles; Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems; Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols; Broadband Wireless Techniques; Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols; Major Research Project.

Examples of optional modules: Data Coding Techniques for Communication and Storage; Optical Communication Devices and Systems; Computer Vision; Electronic Communication Technologies; Data Coding Techniques for Communication and Storage.

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) 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
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years

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