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MSc/PgDip/PGCE Telecommunications and Computer Networks Engineering (TeCNE)

Course Description

Duration: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).

Course units
Semester 1
– Introduction to Data Communications
– Data Communications Theory
– Information Theory and Error Control Techniques
– Object-oriented Programming for Networking
Semester 2
– Research Planning and Management
– Distributed Systems and Internetworking
– Optical Fibre Communications
– Wireless Communications and Advanced Networks
Summer period
– Major project

Assessment methods
– The eight taught units are assessed by coursework and an end of unit examination
– The project is assessed by a project report and a viva.

Course description
Telecommunications and Computer Networks Engineering (TeCNE) is a specialist course designed for engineering graduates to enhance their skills in this area of high technology. Originally separate disciplines, telecommunications and computer networks have converged as communication systems have become more sophisticated. The fast pace of development requires people with thorough understanding of fundamental principles. Our aim is to produce graduates who will be able not just to respond to change but to look ahead and help shape future developments. This course also covers some CCNA and CCNP topics on computer networks.

Career opportunities
There are diverse employment opportunities in this expanding field. You could work for an equipment manufacturer, network infrastructure provider or a service provider, carrying out research, working on the design and development projects, or production of land or undersea communication systems, data networks, computer communication networks, optical fibre and microwave communications, wireless and mobile communications, cellular mobile networks or satellite systems.

Typical background of applicant
A degree equivalent to a minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Electronics, Communications or Computer Engineering. Professional qualifications (e.g. CEng) along with several years of relevant industrial experience (should include analytical work). The relevant industrial experience is to be assessed by the programme director. In addition, an overseas applicant will normally be required to have an English language qualification, e.g. IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 (or equivalent). However, if an overseas applicant satisfies the academic entry requirements but has no IELTS, English proficiency may be assessed in an interview, or some documental evidence.

Professional contacts/industry links
Our close links with industry help us to stay at the leading edge of our subject area. The department works closely with British Telecom Research Laboratories and there are opportunities for students to carry out their major project within the BT/ London South Bank Communications Systems Research Centre. There are also opportunities for project work within other research groups. MSc TeCNE is also offered in collaboration with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China and Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (please note that this option is usually only appropriate for Chinese-speaking students).

For more information on the MSc TeCNE, see: http://ecce3.lsbu.ac.uk/staff/baoyb/tecne/

Visit the MSc/PgDip/PGCE Telecommunications and Computer Networks Engineering (TeCNE) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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