Taught course

Radio and Mobile Communication Systems

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Engineering and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first or second-class degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline. In addition, candidates should have been exposed to relevant material at undergraduate level to sufficient depth to enable them to benefit from their chosen MSc programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

On this programme you will learn about recent advances in mobile communication systems with full coverage of both radio-frequency (RF) and data communication networks. The programme content will reflect the current migration to tetherless networks. In addition to studying the latest protocols used by mobile communication systems, you will also learn to apply the principles of RF engineering to the design of such systems.

You will be taught by experienced research and teaching staff with expertise in the specialist fields and you will be learning about the latest theories, techniques and technologies. You will need an understanding of both generic and domain-specific research techniques, and the ability to apply them in your own work. A module in research methods enables you to develop these techniques, moving from generic skills, such as the design and evaluation of experiments, to focus on the specific skills that you will need for your own project. An important outcome of the module is a well-structured report, augmented by the use of appropriate artefacts and media, presenting your proposals for your specialist project.

In the first two semesters of the programme you take modules exploring a variety of current research topics in electronics and related areas. At the end of the programme you complete a project which enables you to demonstrate your understanding of the principles and concepts that you have learned and your ability to apply them to a substantial piece of development or investigative work.

Information for international students

International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £8,150
International students
Full time: EU £8,150 Non EU £12,600

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12-18 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
ask@herts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1707 284800