This programme will not have a 2016 intake as the content is being extensively improved.
The MSc in Wireless Systems & Logistics Technology provides industry with graduates who possess a thorough knowledge of actual modern radio systems and of the fundamental principles and design constraints embodied in those systems as well as a solid appreciation of the benefits of such systems to the Logistics Industry. The main course components include radiowave propagation, radio systems design, digital signal processing techniques, the rapidly expanding field of mobile radio systems, item-attendant data and RFID/AIDC systems. In line with the overall philosophy of the new University of Hull Logistics Institute, students of the course will study the foundations of Logistics & Supply Chain Management alongside management-oriented students and will enhance their experience through this perspective. Each of these subject areas is addressed by the current research interests and undergraduate teaching of the Logistics Institute and the related Centre for Communications Systems and Technology. The output from many of the Radio Communications area's projects over the past five years forms an important contribution to the course material, particularly in the areas of radio system design, propagation analysis and monitoring and signal processing.
Aims and Objectives
* Enable participants to become reflective practitioners in the areas of radio communications and applications of item attendant data, with particular applications in Logistics * Provide a theoretical underpinning of RFID, Short Range Radio and more general radio communications systems * Develop participants understanding of the requirements for appropriate support technology in business * Develop research and critical thinking skills.
* A broadly-based course which addresses up-to-the-minute systems and issues * Utilises industrial case studies to convert theory into practice * Utilises industry-standard hardware and software * Development of project skills through Industrially relevant 5-month project
The course has clear links with the mobile communications and Logistics industries which currently offer very good career prospects having shown an almost explosive increase of activity related to the mobile communications industry both in the UK and elsewhere. In particular there has been a recent upsurge of interest in Logistics Technology and RFID with many major industries establishing initiative in the field. Graduates of the course will be suitable for entry into engineering posts in these industries or in government service related to the fields of radio systems and communications equipment design, Logistics and AIDC equipment manufacture and marketing.
It is intended that candidates will gain both subject-specific skills (from specialist taught courses) as well as more general communications skills gained from interaction with other students, assignments and investigative project work.