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 MATLAB, communication networks, personal radio communications, and channel coding for networks and a research project.
Optional study areas include research project, communication network security, mobile network technologies, advanced networks and advanced individual project.
See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/eese/networked-communications/
All modules are compulsory
- MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language
- Communication Networks
- Personal Radio Communications
- Channel Coding for Networks
- Research Project
- Communication Network Security
- Mobile Network Technologies
- Advanced Networks
- Advanced Individual Project
How you will learn
Practical skills in networked systems and businesses are developed to industry standard through laboratory work, including the use of Network Analyser to analyse Wi-Fi traffic, monitor Wi-Fi signals and traffic and to learn network behaviours and user characteristics. The course is regularly updated to accommodate scale, data-rate and security changes.
Examinations are held in January and May, with coursework, practical laboratory assessments, and group work throughout the programme. The individual research project is assessed by written report and viva voce in September.
You will use professional network performance measurement equipment during the course.
Project work may also benefit from an extensive Network Testbed which was established by the donation of 8 IP routers, 4 switches and associated interconnections from CISCO.
Other nodes and approximately 30 end stations have been added to the Testbed, along with 4 Monitor Stations with synchronised timing. This provides an instrumented Internet Testbed with considerable complexity and flexibility.
Experimental work on network performance measurement and network abuse detection is undertaken with this Testbed which may be used in appropriate projects.
Careers and further study
Graduates of this course will have the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for employment in a variety of communications engineering roles for example: network managers; designers and analysts; Cisco engineers; and router design engineers.
Your graduate skill set will be particularly attractive to companies with a global or distributed workforce and operation. Many graduates stay on to study for a PhD.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/eese/networked-communications/
Lower second class (2:2) honours degree in electronic / electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics or an equivalent qualification.