One year full-time, two years part-time by distance learning
In the networks stream, you will study the architectures, applications and protocols for modern wireless networks, including mobile networks, wireless LANS, WiMax and ad hoc networks. Also included is security (a crucial aspect of making these networks safe to use, for users and operators alike) and the latest concepts in mobile services, including personalised location-based services.
At the end of the programme you will be equipped with the skills needed for a wide range of jobs in the expanding telecommunications industry, especially those for network operators, service providers and content providers.
There are no optional modules. Enrolment onto a specific degree programme constitutes the specialisation and module choice.
* Java Programming or Advanced Software Technologies*(1)
* Digital Broadcasting (1)
* Security and Authentication
* Internet Infrastructure
*As determined by the Department to suit the applicants' academic and professional profile.
* Satellite Communications
* Wireless Networks (1)
* Mobile Services (1)
* Ad-hoc and Broadband Wireless
(1) = This module is taken in the first year of part-time by distance learning 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