This course is for students who want to become trained professionals in computer network and modern telecommunications fields. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of techniques used to transmit digital information, modern computer network design and operation, communication protocols and the importance of standards and regulatory issues. MSc students also undertake an individual project.
• Great employment prospects in a large and growing industry for good graduates
• Your will be based at MediaCityUK
• The teaching and topics of this course are closely aligned to a top research centre at the University
Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/data-telecommunication-networks
You will usually have a first degree in computer science, electronic or electrical engineering, telecommunications or physics. You must also have recent programming experience, either as part of your final year of study, as part of your degree project or during work experience.
We may also accept you if you have significant industry experience in telecommunications and networking such as working on the design and implementation of networks and data in a telecommunications organisation.
This course covers a comprehensive range of topics split in to four large modules worth 30 credits each plus the MSc Project.
External speakers from blue-chip and local companies will give seminars to complement your learning, that will be real-world case studies related to the subjects you are studying in your modules. These are designed to improve the breadth of your learning and often lead to ideas that you can develop for your MSc Project.
Teaching will be in the form of lectures, individual and group class work, plus topical and relevant participative class discussions and critical evaluation using case studies
Laboratories will be used to provide you with hand-on experience of using and setting up network systems. Tutorials will be used to give you practice in solving theoretical and design problems associated with network technologies and network systems.
• Network Technologies, Architecture and Design
• Research Methods and Project Management
• Network Programming and Simulation
• Wireless and Mobile Technologies
• MSc Project
Over the programme, the assessment of the taught modules is as follows:
- Examinations - 50%
- Coursework and Assignments - 50%
Graduates with experience of computer network systems and digital communications are in demand in all industrial and commercial sectors.
The employment record for the MSc is good, with students obtaining jobs in traditional telecommunication companies, software development companies and companies in the service and commercial sectors.
Typical jobs range from network design engineers, network maintenance, software development, systems design and integration, marketing, after-sales support and technical support.
How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying
An honours degree (second-class or above) in an appropriate subject, such as electronic or electrical engineering, computer science or physics. Other subjects with a high technical content will be considered individually.