Engineers with a good knowledge of mobile communications systems are much sought after and careers in this industry offer both high rewards and opportunities to work on the latest technical advances.
We work closely with industry and understand the skills and knowledge required to operate successfully in this field. Our specialised curriculum comprehensively covers the principles and techniques involved. It will equip you with the toolset needed to design and develop next generation mobile communication and wireless systems. As fresh technologies emerge in this ever-expanding field, you will have the essential formal theory and confidence in your practical skills to support your long-term career development.
Core study areas include fundamentals of digital signal processing, personal radio communications, information theory and coding, communication channels and a research project.
Optional study areas include a research project, digital signal processing for software defined radio, mobile network technologies, intelligent signal processing, advanced individual project.
All modules on the programme are compulsory. Together they form an intensive and comprehensive curriculum of the principles and techniques required to design and develop next generation mobile communication systems, enabling successful students to contribute effectively in a commercial environment.
Semester 1: - Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing - Personal Radio Communications - Information Theory and Coding - Communication Channels
Semester 2: - Research Project - Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio - Mobile Network Technologies - Intelligent Signal Processing - Advanced Individual Project
Importantly, the course is supported by the Centre for Mobile Communications Research and by way of advanced projects encourages access to staff and post-doctoral researchers who are part of our University’s thriving academic community. State-of-the-art testing and measurement systems related to communications engineering support this concentration of expertise.
Careers and further study
Gaining this masters degree shows potential employers that you have achieved the highly developed and complex levels of knowledge, which enable you to develop in-depth and creative responses to hardware and software technical challenges in this field.
Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships and bursaries are available each year for UK/EU and international students who meet the criteria for award.
Why choose electronic, electrical and systems engineering at Loughborough?
We develop and nurture the world’s top engineering talent to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. All of our Masters programmes are accredited by one or more of the following professional bodies: the IET, IMechE, InstMC, Royal Aeronautical Society and the Energy Institute.
We carefully integrate our research and education programmes in order to support the technical and commercial needs of society and to extend the boundaries of current knowledge.
Consequently, our graduates are highly sought after by industry and commerce worldwide, and our programmes are consistently ranked as excellent in student surveys, including the National Student Survey, and independent assessments.
- Facilities Our facilities are flexible and serve to enable our research and teaching as well as modest preproduction testing for industry. Our extensive laboratories allow you the opportunity to gain crucial practical skills and experience in some of the latest electrical and electronic experimental facilities and using industry standard software.
- Research We are passionate about our research and continually strive to strengthen and stimulate our portfolio. We have traditionally built our expertise around the themes of communications, energy and systems, critical areas where technology and engineering impact on modern life.
- Career prospects 90% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. They go on to work with companies such as Accenture, BAE Systems, E.ON, ESB International, Hewlett Packard, Mitsubishi, Renewable Energy Systems Ltd, Rolls Royce and Siemens AG.