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MSc Communications Engineering

The Communications Engineering programme from University of Birmingham equips you for a rewarding career in a dynamic field that’s vital to global economic growth. Providing Masters-level specialist knowledge of the principles and advanced applications of communication systems, this programme prepares you perfectly for a career in the industry.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 1 year (Full-Time)
3-4 years (Part-Time)
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Communications Engineering programme from University of Birmingham covers a wide range of topics in communication engineering and provides options from outside the core specialism.

You will study core modules covering advanced specialist topics, plus cross-programme modules allowing you to specialise in your chosen area, along with an individual research project – which is sometimes undertaken in collaboration with industry.

As well as acquiring specialist technical knowledge, you will develop generic skills such as: interpreting requirements and specifications to produce effective design solutions; making decisions on the basis of incomplete information; giving technical presentations, and working in a team. These are achieved through a combination of group and individual exercises. The course is designed for students with good mathematical skills.

Courses included:

  • Electromagnetics, Antennas and Propagation
  • Advanced Project
  • LM Digital Communications and Signal Processing
  • Communications
  • Computer and Communication Networks
  • RF and Microwave Engineering
  • Radar and Satellite Navigation

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology

Careers

This course will equip you for a rewarding career in this dynamic field.

Companies in both mature and rapidly growing economies are keen to secure professionals with specialist knowledge of the underlying principles and advanced applications of communications systems, meaning that upon graduation your career prospects will be excellent.

Requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or a relevant subject. Industrial experience and CEng/IEng qualifications will also be taken into account.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 with high grades in relevant modules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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