Taught course

Communications and Signal Processing

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Qualifications
MSc(Eng)

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in electronic/electrical engineering, communications engineering, computing or a related subject. Applicants should have high marks in relevant modules such as communications and digital signal processing.

A bachelor degree with a first class (hons) in physics, physical sciences or mathematics.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Digital signal processing (DSP) is at the core of the communications revolution. Research is constantly being carried out to develop new DSP algorithms, allowing mobile broadband services, ‘Internet of Things’ applications and other technologies to be delivered to a growing number of users. Statistical signal processing is also fundamental to all aspects of the parallel robotics revolution, including sensing, localisation and the now ubiquitous discipline of machine learning.

This programme will give you a thorough introduction to the communications landscape, giving you an in-depth understanding of DSP, wireless communications, optical communications networks and the complex issues around network security. You can also study specialist modules such as embedded microprocessors or FPGA System-on-Chip.

Course highlights

  • Our courses are shaped by our world-leading research in areas such as Communications networks and systems, Smart energy systems and Wireless communications.
  • During your studies, you will access specialist facilities and laboratories.
  • There are lots of opportunities for you to work alongside our academics and get involved in the research happening in the School.
  • Small groups and examples classes are used to support the teaching, so you get regular feedback from the academic staff helping you solve any problems that you might have with a particular topic.

Specialist facilities

Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you will learn from leading researchers in specialist teaching facilities with high-quality test and measurement equipment. These include our Keysight Technologies Electronics Laboratory and Arm Embedded Systems Laboratory. During your final project, you will be able to work in the NXP Electronics Project Laboratory. Depending on your project topic, you may also get to work in our specialist research laboratories.

Accreditation

The MSc is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Accreditation is the assurance that a university course meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For this course, these are the quality standards set by the IET.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc(Eng)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
pgtelec@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 2035