Taught course

Digital Signal Processing and Communications

University of Reading · School of Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

A degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Control Engineering, or any other engineering disciplines with preferably an introductory course in Signal Processing and/or Wireless communications and adequate mathematical background (which should include linear algebra, matrix theory, probability and statistics, optimisation and Fourier series). Applications from graduates of Mathematics are also welcome but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The past decade has witnessed a revolutionary advancement in wireless communications. All these wireless communications systems, however, share one common algorithmic engine: digital signal processing. This being the case, there has been an increasing industry demand for high calibre DSP engineers and researchers all over the world.

A unique feature to this course is its industry-orientated approach, covering not only the theoretical but also the implementation aspects of the subjects. Upon completion of the course, students will have achieved:

• A thorough familiarisation with, and hands-on experience of, real-time or embedded DSP implementation

• An appreciation of current and future wireless communications systems

• An opportunity to interact with senior engineers from industry

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Qualification and course duration


block mode
up to 60 months months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Ingo Bojak