The Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge of modern high-speed telecommunication systems and to enhance your professional development in the rapidly expanding field of personal communications.
This course has two main components: 2G - 4G mobile communications, and fixed high-speed and multi-service networks. Emphasis is given to developing essential industrial and commercial skills. The project is a major element of the course and gives you the opportunity to enhance your career prospects by acquiring in-depth knowledge of a key aspect of telecommunications technology.
See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/mobile-and-high-speed-telecommunication-networks/
Why choose this course?
- You will be taught industrially relevant techniques using some of the same tools and software used by the communications industry.
- Our telecommunications laboratories are equipped for the design, testing and analysis of mobile wireless and optical networks using industry standard tools such Asset, Ranopt, OptSim, OpNet and Matlab.
- You will have the opportunity to analyse real data from operational 2G and 3G networks and to design 3G and LTE networks.
- Our networking laboratories are equipped with modern Cisco routers, switches and security devices to enable design construction and testing of complete high bandwidth secure, wired and wireless networks.
- You will have the opportunity to put the skills you have gained into practice if you choose to undertake our 1 year optional placement.
- The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our courses are of equal relevance to both new graduates and those with many years of industrial experience.
Teaching and learning
The taught modules include lectures, seminars, library and internet research, and practical design and experimentation. Assessments include coursework exercises, presentations, essays and examinations (maximum 50% for taught modules).
Teaching staff include experienced academic staff and recent recruits from the telecommunications industry. Visiting speakers give you relevant and up-to-date developments from within the industry.
Laboratory facilities include the latest industry standard tools for mobile and wireless network analysis and software modelling facilities to enable network design.
Our telecommunications laboratories are equipped for the design, testing and analysis of mobile wireless and optical networks using industry standard tools such Asset, Ranopt, OptSim, OpNet and Matlab. You have the opportunity to analyse real data from operational 2G and 3G networks and to design 3G and LTE networks.
Our networking laboratories are equipped with modern Cisco routers, switches and security devices to enable design construction and testing of complete high bandwidth secure, wired and wireless networks.
How this course helps you develop
The focus on using industry standard tools to solve practical and industrially relevant problems, and using those problems to teach the theoretical concepts ensures that students have the opportunity to acquire skills which will not just equip them for today's communications industry, but for a lifelong career in the communications industry.
Students on the MSc course who undertake a placement will have the opportunity to put into practice in a business environment, the skills they have acquired in the taught part of the programme as well as gaining valuable experience for their CVs.
Our MSc students come from all over the world and follow careers in many countries after their graduation. They are engaged in activities such as 3G network design, WiMax and LTE roll-out, handset compliance, DVB-H planning, communications software development and university lecturing. Many of them have commented on how the course content and training enabled their careers to flourish.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
The Department of Computing and Communication Technologies is home to world-leading and award-winning research. Our focus is on user-inspired original research with real-world applications. We have a vibrant and growing research community, with a wide range of activities from model-driven system design and empirical software engineering through to web technologies, cloud computing and big data, digital forensics and computer vision. Staff and students collaborate on projects supported by the EPSRC, the EU, the DTI, and several major UK companies.
Further, CCT achieved an excellent assessment of its UoA (Unit of Assessment) 11 return for REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework).