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MSc Communication Engineering


Course Description

This course delivers up-to-date topics on communications and microwave engineering. It covers wide-ranging and in-depth materials including digital communication, wireless communications, mobile networks, optical communications, adhoc networks, information theory, antenna design, microwave systems and circuit design and digital signal processing.

The programme is aimed at those with some previous undergraduate knowledge of communication and radio frequency engineering topics, wishing to enhance their skills to an advanced level compatible with a career in these industries. It also serves as an excellent introduction and training for further research leading to the degree of PhD.

The modern technological evolution is largely owed to the rise and continued success of the communication industry, which eliminated the barriers to delivering information in real-time. This is due to the tremendous development of the communication industry in the past few decades. Continuation of this development requires bright and innovative communication engineers. Our MSc course addresses this need by equipping graduates with specialised and advanced knowledge in communication engineering.

The course begins with the taught component, starting with basic fundamental materials and progresses through to advanced knowledge on cutting-edge technologies and recent research developments. Most course units are accompanied by a related practical laboratory exercise delivered by experts. Following the taught component, each student will also be allocated a dissertation project in a specialised topic with academic and industrial relevance. The course aims to develop critical skills in preparation for a fast-moving and highly demanding industry.

The course benefits from research laboratories that house the advanced equipment of the Microwave and Communication System research group. A dedicated computer suite is also available and offers an extensive range of commercial software for high frequency circuit design, system simulation as well as 2D and 3D electromagnetic simulation.

Our graduates leave us equipped for a wide variety of communication and microwave engineering career opportunities in industry, research institutes and consultancies. A significant percentage of our graduates progress to PhD research in the University as well as in other prestigious universities worldwide.

Further information about this course can be found on the Communication Engineering web pages using the link button.

Visit the MSc Communication Engineering page on the University of Manchester website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

2:1, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and related disciplines

Course Fees

Home/EU fees for 2016 entry £9,000. International fees for 2016 entry ar are £20,000 pa


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