The processing of data and signals digitally together with the communication of such information over fixed and wireless links is of major importance in many aspects of modern engineering. This course aims to develop a good understanding of digital signal processing, radio systems and digital communications together with topics covering real time implementation of the signal processing techniques. The theoretical aspects of the course will be reinforced with extensive “hands-on” exercises to further develop understanding.
A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent.
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Information and Communications Engineering
Duration and mode of study
All MSc courses can be taken full or part time. The fulltime MSc lasts one year, the Postgraduate Diploma nine months, and the Postgraduate Certificate a minimum of five months. Part- time the courses can be taken over a period up to four years.
- Radio Systems
- Modelling and Classification of Data
- Matlab Programming and CAD
- High Reliability Embedded Systems
- Design of Discrete Systems
- Real-time Signal Processing
- Digital Communications
- Radio Communications
- Individual Project
Teaching and assessment methods
Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation which includes the results obtained in the individual project module