The communications revolution is continuing, and techniques are advancing all the time. Older modulation and coding methods are being steadily replaced by new ones, and the communications industry needs engineers trained in them.
This course meets the growing demand for engineers who understand modern communications techniques and the electronics that make them work. It provides them with a broad training in communication theory, radio propagation, embedded systems and systems design.
12 months full-time
Originally founded in 1898, the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering rapidly established an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Over one hundred years later, the School continues to lead the way as a centre of excellence. This is underlined by the most recent UK Government Teaching Quality Assessment exercise, in which the School was awarded an outstanding 23 marks out of a possible 24, and the latest Research Assessment Exercise, in which we were awarded 5* – one of only five UK universities with the maximum 5* award for research in electronic engineering. Research in the School is very well funded, with support from the EPSRC, European Union, the MOD and industry with an annual research expenditure is around £6 million.
This means that we are able to attract the best staff and develop excellent laboratory facilities. An active research environment is essential to achieve the highest-calibre tuition in a fast-moving discipline such as Electronic and Electrical Engineering, since it ensures our teaching staff, and hence our undergraduate and postgraduate courses and facilities remain at the cutting edge of the field.
What you study
Students are required to take 180 credits for this Masters degree. A standard taught modules is generally worth 15 credits, together with a research project of 60 credits on subject of the student's own choice. Taught modules are assessed by course work and written examinations at the end of each semester, some however are assessed by examination only. Students can choose a research project from a wide range of topics giving them opportunity to focus their strengths and pursue their interests. In all cases a member of staff is assigned as a supervisor.
The modules are delivered via lectures, tutorials, seminars, and extensive practical work. A key feature of the learning environment is the varied experience of the students. The healthy mix of mature students and new graduates both from the UK and overseas bring a wide range of academic, cultural and work experience to the course. This diversity is available to all students through discussion seminars and project based learning, helping students develop a wider perspective for their own career development