Taught course

Digital Communication Systems

Loughborough University · School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic/electrical engineering, computer engineering or physics.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

Months of entry


Course content

Modern information systems continue to transform and progress the ease with which information can be accessed across the globe and to underpin digital society and economy.

This programme is aimed at recent engineering, physics and computer science graduates and/or those with a number of years’ industry experience in the communications industry who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of this key specialism in order to progress their careers.

It provides thorough coverage of the special skills and knowledge needed to meet the high and increasing demand for digital communications engineers who can manage and develop the technologies of today’s data-driven lifestyle.

Core study areas include the fundamentals of digital signal processing information theory and coding, and a specialist research project, supervised by experts in the field.

Optional study areas include communication networks, personal radio communications, communication channels, digital signal processing, software defined radio, multimedia, mobile networks and intelligent signal processing.

Students on the programme have access to laboratories, industry standard software and hardware including equipment provided by Texas Instruments. There is a range of anechoic chambers including the largest microwave chamber at any UK university.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1509 227554