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An undergraduate degree course comprises 360 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over a 3 year period. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 6 years.
A postgraduate degree course comprises 180 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over one year. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 2 years.
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A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in an engineering subject, computing, physics or mathematics. If you do not have these qualifications, we will consider your case individually. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications degree produces highly competent graduates who can fill key positions and play a leading role in shaping the rapidly-evolving telecommunications field
Growth in the mobile and satellite communications industries has created a high demand for graduates with expertise in the key areas of digital, mobile and satellite communications and networking.
By graduation, you will be well-equipped to develop new applications with full awareness of the issues facing the next generation of communication systems.
Your study will include advances in antennas and propagation, digital transmission, satellite communications, mobile communications, satellite networks and wireless applications. All this has been enriched by new modules in satellite networking and product management. You will learn how to use the latest computer-aided engineering tools and techniques for the design, manufacture and testing of electronic products.
|Module Title||Compulsory / Optional||Credits|
|Applied Digital Signal Processing||Compulsory||20|
|Embedded System Design||Compulsory||20|
|MSc Major Project||Compulsory||60|
|Product Management and Integrating Case Studies||Compulsory||20|
|Telecommunications and Mobile Wireless Systems||Compulsory||20|
The above information is a sample module description for illustrative purposes. Modules and module content may change from time to time.
MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications is delivered in three major blocks that offer an intensive but flexible learning pattern, with two entry opportunities for applicants each year – February and September. There are six taught modules and an 18-week major project. If you study part-time, you will complete three modules each year and a project in Year Three. The use of block-mode delivery makes modules available to students who want to continue in full-time employment while studying for the MSc and to short course participants.
Typically, each module will be assessed through 50% coursework and 50% examination.
Advancements in technology such as the increased use of Wi-Fi, are creating exciting career opportunities for graduates with the right skills. Graduates of this Masters award can enter the telecommunications industry in many different roles, conduct research or work towards a PhD.
In addition to providing dedicated Mac and PC labs, we have specialist facilities for the whole range of courses. We’ve recently opened a Calypto lab, which has software licences and support for the Catapult C toolset. This is used to develop advanced electronic products, such as the next generation of smart phones, more quickly and cost-effectively and to help engineers overcome design challenges in the increasingly complex world of board and chip design. The lab is sponsored by Calypto Design Systems Inc, a leader in electronic design automation. We are one of only four UK universities and 60 universities globally that have been granted permission to use the software, worth £1.9m.
The Faculty’s new Renesas Embedded Systems lab comprises 25 new high-end terminals running cuttingedge tools. The facility was designed in collaboration with Renesas, the world’s leading supplier of microcontrollers, whose sponsorship helps ensure that students are always working with the latest technologies and development tools.