Taught course

5G Advanced Communications

University of Strathclyde · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

A first or good second-class UK Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

Months of entry


Course content

This full time course will cover the practical, theoretical and technological aspects of 5G Communications Systems as they evolve over the coming years.

You’ll gain expert knowledge of the latest technologies that will drive the next mobile, wireless and communications revolution, and evolve our current 4G environment to 5G communications enabled systems. Applications will cover robotics & autonomous systems, UAVs, immersive systems and augmented realities, health monitoring, cyber-integrated systems, and smart grids. Data handling of the expected 50 billion IoT (internet of things) devices coming on-line to monitor traffic, weather, environment, smart agriculture, and even when your fridge runs out of milk, will also be explored.

5G will provide greater capacity, improved reliability, support at higher rates of mobility, and wider geographical coverage, at even higher data speeds and throughput and many new services and facilities.

On the course you will engage with experts and specialists whose integrated knowledge will enable you to gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to be part of the definition of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications. These will include:

· Mobile & Wireless Standards (such as LTE, 802.11x,)

· Software Defined Radio (SDR)

· Software Defined Networking (SDN) Systems

· Internet of Things (IoT) Wireless Communications

· Big Data & Information Management

· Security & Cybersecurity systems

· Spectrum Access, & Dynamic Spectrum

· 5G Hardware Systems Design – FPGA & Microcontrollers

· Advanced DSP/Comms Systems; eg Massive MIMO

· Augmented Reality & Advanced Multimedia Systems

Please see the course page for more information.

Information for international students

Candidates whose first language is not English or who have not undertaken their undergraduate course in the UK must possess a recent UKBA-recognised English qualification.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £7,800 Rest of UK £9,250*
International students
EU £7,800 Non EU £18,750

Please see the website and the scholarship search for more information.

* PGT Engineering students domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channels Islands will receive a £3,000 scholarship towards the cost of their fees (applies only to students not already in receipt of any other fees scholarship).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Lynn Gilmour
0141 548 2170