Taught course

Communications Engineering and Networks

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

At least an upper-second-class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Physics from a university of high international standing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Future developments in communication systems are vital to the continued growth of the global economy; reducing costs, improving quality and providing ever more sophisticated services, whilst increasing both spectral efficiency and energy efficiency. Companies in both mature and rapidly growing economies are keen to secure staff with the masters-level specialist knowledge of the underlying principles and advanced applications of communication systems that this programme provides.
This programme covers a wide range of topics in communication engineering and provides options from outside the core specialism. As well as acquiring specialist technical knowledge, you will develop generic skills such as: interpreting requirements and specifications to produce effective design solutions; making decisions on the basis of incomplete information; giving technical presentations, and working in a team. These are achieved through a combination of group and individual exercises. The programme is designed to cater for students with good general mathematical skills, such as might be gained from an Honours degree in electronic engineering.Communications Engineering and Networks MSc with Industrial Studies is also available.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

International students can find further details of scholarships at www.international.birmingham.ac.uk/scholarships

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,200 FT - £3,600 PT
International students
£18,900 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation30 (25000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005