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Master Digital Signal Processing

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You should have a first or upper-second class degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline. Have good Java programming skills gained at Undergraduate degree level. Applicants with unrelated degrees will be considered if there is evidence of significant industrial experience. Applicants with lower-second class degrees may be considered if the undergraduate degree specialised in relevant subjects. Applicants should also have completed an undergraduate programme in at least one of the following areas: Signal Processing, Control or Analogue Filters.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Digital Signal Processing
  • Course description
    One year full-time, two years part-time by distance learning
    This programme is taught by staff in the world leading Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) It is specifically intended to respond to a growing skills shortage in industry for engineers with a high level of training in signal processing, and, in particular, to support Internet, multimedia, broadcast, communications and consumer industries.
    The programme will provide core knowledge of basic DSP theory and its implementation in hardware, as well as providing the opportunity to further specialise in areas such as multimedia and intelligent signal processing. The taught courses are fully supported, with computing and laboratory work.
    The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma are intended for graduates in a related discipline, who wish to enhance and specialise their skills in the area, and also for industrialists with some experience of working with signal processing in the IT sector, who wish to obtain a formal qualification.

    Programme outline

    There are no optional modules. Enrolment onto a specific degree programme constitutes the specialisation and module choice.

    Semester 1

        * Fundamentals of DSP (1)
        * Advanced Transform Methods
        * Digital Broadcasting
        * Java Programmin (1)

    Semester 2

        * Multimedia Systems (1)
        * Music and Speech Processing
        * Video and Image Processing
        * Machine Learning (1).


        * Project (MSc only)

    (1) = This course is taken in the first year of part-time study.


    All students are required to take written examinations in May/June. To obtain an MSc, students must gain passes in six of the eight modules taken with an overall average of 50 per cent.

    In addition to the above, the MSc requires that a satisfactory individual project should be completed. MSc students who do not pass the written examinations are only allowed to attempt the project after passing resit examinations the following May.

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