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This programme is designed to develop or update a wide range of technical understanding, engineering “know-how” and professional skills that are needed to contribute effectively to the design and development of telecommunications systems for national and international networks, or to enter telecommunications research.

Course outline

Aston’s long-established MSc in Telecommunications Technology programme is organised by the Electronic Engineering subject group in cooperation with the telecommunications industry via an industrial steering committee. The programme is designed to develop or update a wide range of technical understanding, engineering “know-how” and professional skills that are needed to contribute effectively to the design and development of telecommunications systems for national and international networks, or to enter telecommunications research. The programme is involved in the ERASMUS exchange scheme with a well established link with ENST Brest. Graduates of this programme are highly regarded; many of our past students have risen to senior posts within the telecommunications sector.

Taught modules and examinations/assessments are completed during the six months October to March. After successful completion students may then progress to the six month individual research project during April to October.

We endeavour to place students with industrial sponsors for the duration of their projects, with all other projects being undertaken at the University.

Modules
-Information Theory and Coding and Traffic Theory (EE401A)
-Radio Systems and Personal Communications Networks (EE402B)
-Internetworking (EE403B)
-Mobile Data Networks (EE4016)
-Realtime Communication Networks (EE4017)
-Digital Transmission (EE401B)
-Optical Communications (EE402A)
-Software Engineering (EE404A)
-Introductory Programming (EE404B)

Dissertation Stage
-MSc Project (EE4006)
-Project Preperation (EE4019)

Learning, teaching & assessment

The taught section of the programme is assessed by formal examinations, course work and case studies. The project is assessed through a dissertation, an oral presentation (viva) and an assessment by the project supervisor. Further details are available on the individual module specifications.

Professional accreditation

The MSc in Telecommunications Systems is fully accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Career opportunities

The programme will be of interest to students in technical careers related to the design and development of telecommunications systems for national and international networks, or to those wishing to enter telecommunications research. The programme provides a means whereby graduates from non-telecommunications technical degrees can move into this high demand area. Many of our past students are now senior managers in telecommunications companies in the UK and around the world.

Personal development

Our programmes provide a means where graduates from non-telecommunications technical degrees can move into this high demand area. The programme is an “Advanced Vocational Course” postgraduate degree in Telecommunications Systems its theory, practice and applications.

Some of the subjects make full recourse to a range of mathematical topics that should be familiar to the honours graduate of an accredited Undergraduate Degree in Electronic Engineering. Any student who may not possess this familiarity, will be expected to achieve it by private study.

Visit the Telecommunications Systems - MSc page on the Aston University website for more details!

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