This course provides exposure to the wide variety of technical, managerial and organisational issues essential to effective commercial deployment of data communication systems.
You will develop practical skills through the workshop module, both to reinforce the theory presented in lectures and to gain hands-on experience. In addition to in-depth technical knowledge, the data communications industry also considers project management, team working and presentation skills to be key attributes, which are all developed on the course.
Data communications is a rapidly expanding sector with exciting career prospects. In this fast moving environment postgraduate qualifications provide a competitive edge in career progression.
This course is aimed at widening and deepening the experience of academically capable graduates and practising engineers, specifically:
Recent graduates in electrical or electronic engineering, computer science, physics and mathematics who wish to deepen their knowledge of the technological, commercial and managerial issues associated with data communication systems Practicing engineers who wish to update their knowledge. European and other overseas engineers who wish to broaden their education in the UK.
Advanced Digital Communications Computer Networks Communication Networks Security Network Design and Management Network Computing Radio and Optical Communication Systems Project Management Research Methods Project and Dissertation
The Electronic and Computer Engineering discipline is one of the largest in the University, with a strong portfolio of research contracts, and has strong links with industry.We have a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are:
Media Communications Wireless Networks and Communications Power Systems Electronic Systems Sensors and Instrumentation
The laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. We have comprehensive computing resources in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The discipline is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects.
Women in Engineering and Computing Programme
Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK, if you have a qualifying first degree.
Each of the eight course modules is assessed either by formal examination, written assignments or a combination of the two. Hand-in dates for the assignments are specified at the beginning of the academic year. Examinations are normally taken in January and May. Successful completion of the first part of the programme allows the student to proceed to the dissertation stage. To qualify for the award of the MSc degree the student must submit a satisfactory dissertation.