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In consultation with industry, the MSc Telecommunications Engineering is designed to give you the relevant practical skills and expert knowledge that you need to succeed in the telecommunications industry. Read more
In consultation with industry, the MSc Telecommunications Engineering is designed to give you the relevant practical skills and expert knowledge that you need to succeed in the telecommunications industry.

It is a fantastic training solution for industry professionals who need the skills to implement, advise, purchase, sell and manufacture wireless system technologies. Study the Telecommunications Engineering masters and you will cover mobile telephony, satellite communication systems, optical systems and networks, and digital communications. By the end of the course you will be able to successfully design and manage telecommunication systems and services.

This course attracts applicants from a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, networking, communication systems, remote instrumentation, remote data logging, signal processing, and software development.

This course has several different available start dates and study methods - for more information, please view the relevant web-page:
SEPTEMBER 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02624-1PTA-1718/Telecommunications_Engineering_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02624-1PTAB-1617/Telecommunications_Engineering_(January)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Full Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02623-1FTAB-1718/Telecommunications_Engineering?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

JANUARY 2018 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02624-1PTAB-1718/Telecommunications_Engineering_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Programme Description

The desire for higher data rates and mobility in applications such as mobile telephony and wireless networks has stimulated a massive growth in the telecommunications field in the last decades, which presents exciting opportunities to people working, or wanting to work in this popular area.

The MSc Telecommunications Engineering programme offered by GCU has been created to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of modern communication technologies and of the techniques used in telecommunication companies. Created in consultation with industry, this programme offers you the opportunity to gain relevant practical skills and to develop the expert knowledge that will allow you to succeed in the telecommunications arena.

Some of the key aspects covered by our programme include mobile telephony, satellite communication systems, optical systems and networks, and digital communications. Knowledge in these areas will allow you to successfully design and manage telecommunication systems and services.

Why Choose This Programme?

Our innovative approach to learning and teaching ensures students benefit from the latest thinking and best practice. You will have the opportunity to broaden individual and particular interests at Masters level, for example, ethics and technology and technology and environmental management. In the third trimester you will undertake a major project within the area of wireless communications. Projects can be industry-based or chosen from a selection of research and consultancy activities.

Assessment

All modules include examinations and coursework. Practical computing forms a significant part of assessment. This is accomplished through coursework and practical tests.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue careers within a wide range of industrial and technology sectors such as telecommunications, networking, communication systems, remote instrumentation, remote data logging, signal processing and software development.

The programme content will also benefit those in industry, commerce and management who wish to gain skills in wireless systems to help them better implement, advise, purchase, sell and manufacture wireless system technologies.

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The MSc Telecommunications Engineering programme provides a comprehensive understanding of modern communication technologies and the techniques used in telecommunication. Read more
The MSc Telecommunications Engineering programme provides a comprehensive understanding of modern communication technologies and the techniques used in telecommunication. Created in consultation with industry, this programme offers you the opportunity to gain relevant practical skills and to develop the expert knowledge needed to succeed in the telecommunications arena.

Programme description

The desire for higher data rates and mobility in applications such as mobile telephony and wireless networks has stimulated a massive growth in the telecommunications field in the last decades, which presents exciting opportunities to people working, or wanting to work in this popular area.

The MSc Telecommunications Engineering programme offered by GCU has been created to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of modern communication technologies and of the techniques used in telecommunication companies. Created in consultation with industry, this programme offers you the opportunity to gain relevant practical skills and to develop the expert knowledge that will allow you to succeed in the telecommunications arena.

Some of the key aspects covered by our programme include mobile telephony, satellite communication systems, optical systems and networks, and digital communications. Knowledge in these areas will allow you to successfully design and manage telecommunication systems and services.

Why Choose This Programme?

Our innovative approach to learning and teaching ensures students benefit from the latest thinking and best practice. You will have the opportunity to broaden individual and particular interests at Masters level, for example, ethics and technology and technology and environmental management. In the third trimester you will undertake a major project within the area of wireless communications. Projects can be industry-based or chosen from a selection of research and consultancy activities.

Assessment

All modules include examinations and coursework. Practical computing forms a significant part of assessment. This is accomplished through coursework and practical tests.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue careers within a wide range of industrial and technology sectors such as telecommunications, networking, communication systems, remote instrumentation, remote data logging, signal processing and software development.

The programme content will also benefit those in industry, commerce and management who wish to gain skills in wireless systems to help them better implement, advise, purchase, sell and manufacture wireless system technologies.

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Mobile telephony is reaching saturation in the most technologically advanced countries and is rapidly becoming the main telecommunications infrastructure in the rest of the world. Read more
Mobile telephony is reaching saturation in the most technologically advanced countries and is rapidly becoming the main telecommunications infrastructure in the rest of the world.

This programme gives you a thorough understanding of the engineering aspects of this rapidly developing field, as well as new emerging systems for the support of broadband mobile Internet.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

We have a wide range of testbeds available for projects, including wireless networking, wireless sensors, satellite networking, and security testbeds, future internet testbed and cloud infrastructure.

We also have a wide range of software tools for assignments and project work, including OPNET, NS2/3, Matlab, C, C++ and various system simulators. Some projects can offer the opportunity to work with industry.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year, until a total of eight is reached. It consists of eight taught modules and a standard project. The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
-Digital Communications
-Fundamentals of Mobile Communications
-Principles of Telecommunications and Packet Networks
-RF Systems and Circuit Design
-Internet of Things
-Applied Mathematics for Communication Systems
-Data and Internet Networking
-Advanced Signal Processing
-Advanced Mobile Communication Systems C
-Network and Service Management and Control
-Operating Systems for Mobile Systems Programming
-Mobile Applications and Web Services
-Advanced 5G Wireless Technologies
-Standard Project

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

The taught postgraduate Degree Programmes of the Department are intended both to assist with professional career development within the relevant industry and, for a small number of students, to serve as a precursor to academic research.

Our philosophy is to integrate the acquisition of core engineering and scientific knowledge with the development of key practical skills (where relevant).

To fulfil these objectives, the programme aims to:
-Attract well-qualified entrants, with a background in Electronic Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computing & -Communications, from the UK, Europe and overseas
-Provide participants with advanced knowledge, practical skills and understanding applicable to the MSc degree
-Develop participants' understanding of the underlying science, engineering, and technology, and enhance their ability to relate this to industrial practice
-Develop participants' critical and analytical powers so that they can effectively plan and execute individual research/design/development projects
-Provide a high level of flexibility in programme pattern and exit point
-Provide students with an extensive choice of taught modules, in subjects for which the Department has an international and UK research reputation

Intended capabilities for MSc graduates:
-Underpinning learning– know, understand and be able to apply the fundamental mathematical, scientific and engineering facts and principles that underpin mobile and satellite communications
-Engineering problem solving - be able to analyse problems within the field of mobile and satellite communications and more broadly in electronic engineering and find solutions
-Engineering tools - be able to use relevant workshop and laboratory tools and equipment, and have experience of using relevant task-specific software packages to perform engineering tasks
-Technical expertise - know, understand and be able to use the basic mathematical, scientific and engineering facts and principles associated with the topics within mobile and satellite communications
-Societal and environmental context - be aware of the societal and environmental context of his/her engineering activities
-Employment context - be aware of commercial, industrial and employment-related practices and issues likely to affect his/her engineering activities
-Research & development investigations - be able to carry out research-and- development investigations
-Design - where relevant, be able to design electronic circuits and electronic/software products and systems

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:

General transferable skills
-Be able to use computers and basic IT tools effectively
-Be able to retrieve information from written and electronic sources
-Be able to apply critical but constructive thinking to received information
-Be able to study and learn effectively
-Be able to communicate effectively in writing and by oral presentations
-Be able to present quantitative data effectively, using appropriate methods
-Be able to manage own time and resources
-Be able to develop, monitor and update a plan, in the light of changing circumstances
-Be able to reflect on own learning and performance, and plan its development/improvement, as a foundation for life-long learning

Underpinning learning
-Know and understand scientific principles necessary to underpin their education in electronic and electrical engineering, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering content, and to support their understanding of historical, current and future developments
-Know and understand the mathematical principles necessary to underpin their education in electronic and electrical engineering and to enable them to apply mathematical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems
-Be able to apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support study of electronic and electrical engineering.

Engineering problem-solving
-Understand electronic and electrical engineering principles and be able to apply them to analyse key engineering processes
-Be able to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques
-Be able to apply mathematical and computer-based models to solve problems in electronic and electrical engineering, and be able to assess the limitations of particular cases
-Be able to apply quantitative methods relevant to electronic and electrical engineering, in order to solve engineering problems
-Understand and be able to apply a systems approach to electronic and electrical engineering problems

Engineering tools
-Have relevant workshop and laboratory skills
-Be able to write simple computer programs, be aware of the nature of microprocessor programming, and be aware of the nature of software design
-Be able to apply computer software packages relevant to electronic and electrical engineering, in order to solve engineering problems

Technical expertise
-Know and understand the facts, concepts, conventions, principles, mathematics and applications of the range of electronic and electrical engineering topics he/she has chosen to study
-Know the characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products
-Have thorough understanding of current practice and limitations, and some appreciation of likely future developments
-Be aware of developing technologies related to electronic and electrical engineering
-Have comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of electronic engineering and related disciplines
-Have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computer models relevant to electronic and electrical engineering, and an appreciation of their limitations
-Know and understand, at Master's level, the facts, concepts, conventions, principles, mathematics and applications of a range of engineering topics that he/she has chosen to study
-Have extensive knowledge of a wide range of engineering materials and components
-Understand concepts from a range of areas including some from outside engineering, and be able to apply them effectively in engineering projects

Societal and environmental context
-Understand the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development
-Be aware of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety and risk (including environmental risk issues
-Understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering

Employment context
-Know and understand the commercial and economic context of electronic and electrical engineering processes
-Understand the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied (e.g. operations and management, technology development, etc.)
-Be aware of the nature of intellectual property
-Understand appropriate codes of practice and industry standards
-Be aware of quality issues
-Be able to apply engineering techniques taking account of a range of commercial and industrial constraints
-Understand the basics of financial accounting procedures relevant to engineering project work
-Be able to make general evaluations of commercial risks through some understanding of the basis of such risks
-Be aware of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety and risk (including environmental risk) issues

Research and development
-Understand the use of technical literature and other information sources
-Be aware of the need, in appropriate cases, for experimentation during scientific investigations and during engineering development
-Be able to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
-Be able to extract data pertinent to an unfamiliar problem, and employ this data in solving the problem, using computer-based engineering tools when appropriate
-Be able to work with technical uncertainty

Design
-Understand the nature of the engineering design process
-Investigate and define a problem and identify constraints, including environmental and sustainability limitations, and health and safety and risk assessment issues
-Understand customer and user needs and the importance of considerations such as aesthetics
-Identify and manage cost drivers
-Use creativity to establish innovative solutions
-Ensure fitness for purpose and all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal
-Manage the design process and evaluate outcomes
-Have wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and be able to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations
-Be able to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes, to fulfil new needs

Project management
-Be able to work as a member of a team
-Be able to exercise leadership in a team
-Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
-Know about management techniques that may be used to achieve engineering objectives within the commercial and economic context of engineering processes
-Have extensive knowledge and understanding of management and business practices, and their limitations, and how these may be applied appropriately

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

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Sunderland offers the only MSc Telecommunications Engineering in the North East of England. Are you looking to build a career in a specialised niche in the technology sector? This Masters extends your knowledge of IT networks and provides hands-on training in telephony and high-speed data services. Read more
Sunderland offers the only MSc Telecommunications Engineering in the North East of England.

Course overview

Are you looking to build a career in a specialised niche in the technology sector? This Masters extends your knowledge of IT networks and provides hands-on training in telephony and high-speed data services. This will equip you for well-paid roles as a specialist telecommunications engineer, as well as for more general roles in developing network systems.

Modern telecommunication services rely heavily on network technology and, consistent with this, there is a high level of overlap between this course and Network Systems MSc. However, this course is distinctive because it includes a module on ‘Digital Telephony’. In addition, your Masters project will be on a topic that is specifically related to telecommunications.

An important benefit of choosing Sunderland is the quality of our equipment. For example, we have invested heavily in Cisco equipment. Sunderland is in the top 10 universities in the UK for ‘spend per student’ for computer sciences, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013.

Our academic team includes Cisco Certified Academy Instructors and we make sure that the course is continually aligned with the real-world needs of employers.

The research aspects of the course are supported by Sunderland’s on-going research programme. The specialisms of our Digital Innovation Research Beacon include intelligent systems, internet technologies, information retrieval and interaction design.
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

It is also accredited by BCS on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

The course mixes taught elements with independent projects. We support you with guidance and inspiration, and you will negotiate a final project that matches your personal interests. Modules on this course include:
-Network Simulation (15 Credits)
-Research Skills and Academic Literacy (15 Credits)
-Wireless Communications (15 Credits)
-Local and Wide Area Networks (30 Credits)
-Network Security (15 Credits)
-Broadcast Systems (15 Credits)
-Digital Telephony (15 Credits)
-Masters Project (60 Credits)

Facilities & location

Sunderland’s outstanding IT facilities include the David Goldman Informatics Centre, which has hundreds of computers so it’s easy to find a free workstation with the software you need. We are an accredited Cisco Academy and have two laboratories packed with Cisco networking equipment including routers, switches, terminals and specialist equipment for simulating frame relay and ISDN links.

We host high-performance computing platforms, including a Big Data machine and a High Performance Computing Cluster system, for concurrent processing of complex computational tasks. We also have the equipment and licences for our own public mobile cellular network.

University Library Services
We’ve got thousands of books and e-books on computing topics, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to-date academic and industry articles.

Some of the most important sources for computing students include:
-British Standards Online which offers more than 35,000 documents covering specifications for products, dimensions, performance and codes of practice
-Association of Computing Machinery digital library, which includes full-text articles from journals as well as conference proceedings
-Science Direct, which offers more than 18,000 full-text journals published by Elsevier
-Archives of publications from Emerald, including over 35,000 full-text articles dating back to 1994 on a range of subjects including technology
-Business Source Elite from EBSCO Publishing which covers hundreds of journals and includes articles on topics such as e-commerce and information management

The course is based at our Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The Campus is on the banks of the River Wear and is less than a mile from the seaside.

Employment & careers

The average lifetime earnings of those with a Masters degree exceed £1,750,000 and are 15% higher than the lifetime earnings of those with a first degree (Source: Sutton Trust, 2010).

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This course is based at SEGi College in Malaysia, our award-winning partner University. Are you looking to build a career in a specialised niche in the technology sector? This Masters extends your knowledge of IT networks and provides hands-on training in telephony and high-speed data services. Read more
This course is based at SEGi College in Malaysia, our award-winning partner University.

Course overview

Are you looking to build a career in a specialised niche in the technology sector? This Masters extends your knowledge of IT networks and provides hands-on training in telephony and high-speed data services. This will equip you for well-paid roles as a specialist telecommunications engineer, as well as for more general roles in developing network systems.

Modern telecommunication services rely heavily on network technology and, consistent with this. This course is distinctive because it includes a module on ‘Digital Telephony’. In addition, your Masters project will be on a topic that is specifically related to telecommunications.

An important benefit of choosing Sunderland and studying at SEGi College Subang Jaya is the quality of our equipment. For example, SEGi has invested heavily in Cisco equipment.

The academic team at SEGi College Subang Jaya is approved by the University of Sunderland and includes Cisco Certified Academy Instructors. The course is continually aligned with the real-world needs of employers.

The research aspects of the course are supported by Sunderland’s on-going research programme. The specialisms of our Digital Innovation Research Beacon include intelligent systems, internet technologies, information retrieval and interaction design.

Course content

The course mixes taught elements with independent projects. We support you with guidance and inspiration, and you will negotiate a final project that matches your personal interests.

Modules on this course include:
-Network Simulation
-Research Skills and Academic Literacy
-Wireless Communications
-Local and Wide Area Networks
-Network Security
-Broadcast Systems
-Digital Telephony
-Masters Project

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is provided by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, with the emphasis being on student-centred learning. Assessment methods include individual and group assignments, examinations, presentations and a viva.

Facilities & location

This course is based at SEGi College, Malaysia.

Employment & careers

On completing this course you will be equipped as a skilled professional with up-to-date knowledge in mobile communication technologies, computer networking and voice and data solutions.
Potential roles include:
-Telecommunications engineer
-Administrator of convergent voice and data networks
-Network planner
-Network manager
-System designer
-Senior telecommunications network engineers can earn around £46,000. Experienced engineers can earn more than £60,000. A Masters degree will also enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

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With the sector experiencing major technological advancements in recent years, the Telecommunication Engineering Masters is directly relevant to the current needs of industry. Read more
With the sector experiencing major technological advancements in recent years, the Telecommunication Engineering Masters is directly relevant to the current needs of industry. You will develop and extend professional practice through group work and individual projects.

Telecommunications is one of the most rapidly developing industry sectors globally. The practical, hands-on learning techniques used in this course are designed to steer graduates into careers as telecom engineers in programming, mobile communications, telecoms security and IP telephony. The Telecommunication Engineering Master's provides a sound theoretical and practical knowledge in main sectors of telecommunication engineering, to include internet, mobile and wireless communications, data networks and programming and security for telecommunications.

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