This programme will equip you for a rewarding career in a dynamic and challenging field. 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. Your career prospects will be excellent. This variant of our standard MSc in Communications Engineering includes an industrial placement module, providing an opportunity for you to develop ideas for your individual project.
At least an upper second-class Honours degree from a university of high international standing in a relevant subject.
We have a list of non-standard admission requirements based on the experience of the school in recruiting students onto M.Sc. programmes. The information in this list is for guidance, the admissions team will consider each application on merit taking into account individual transcripts and academic experience.
English language requirements: IELTS 6.5.
Introductory Module for Communications
Principles of Communication Systems
Satellite, Cellular and Optical Fibre Communications
Computer and Communications Networks
Cross Programme Options
(Take one of the following)
Small Embedded Systems
Embedded Digital Signal Processing
In addition to the modules taken as part of a standard MSc programme, the with Industrial Studies programme includes an industrial placement module. This provides an opportunity for you to develop ideas for your individual project on a topic related to the interests of the host company. The placement takes place during the summer, following the sessional examinations. After the industrial placement you return to the University to begin an individual project.
To qualify for this degree you must meet the standard requirements for an MSc, obtain and pass an industrial placement. To obtain a placement students must pass the January examinations at the first attempt and be selected by a company. Selection for a placement involves interviews with companies, which are arranged by the School from our extensive network of industrial contacts. The University will provide training in the preparation of a CV, and in interview technique but cannot guarantee a placement. Students who do not meet the requirements for a degree with industrial studies, including those who are unable to secure a placement, will revert to a standard degree programme.
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