Taught course

Communications Engineering

Institution
Swansea University · Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the MSc Communications Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The practical knowledge and skills you will gain as a student on the MSc Communications Engineering course include being presented with the essential element of modern optical communication systems based on single mode optical fibres from the core to the access, evaluating bandwidth-rich contemporary approaches.

The MSc Communications Engineering course also covers advanced networking topics including network performance and network security. This is supported with some practical knowledge and skills for project and business management principles.

As a student on the MSc Communications Engineering course, you will also be introduced to technologies underlying the compressions and transmission of digital video over networking platforms, gain knowledge on the channel models and associated impairments that typically limit the performance of wireless systems, and learn to design optimum digital communication receivers for some basic communications channel models.

Modules on the MSc Communications Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

  • RF and Microwave
  • Signals and Systems
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • Nanophotonics
  • Micro and Nano Electro-Mechnical Systems
  • Lasers and applications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • Optical Communications
  • Optical Networks
  • Communication Skills for Research Engineers
  • Research Dissertation
  • MSc Dissertation - Communications Engineering

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Engineering
Email
engineering@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295514