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MSc Communications and Information Engineering

Course Description

This course provides you with comprehensive training in the essential elements of information engineering and communications. Module options are topical and relevant, encompassing the design of application-specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems and optical engineering.

You’ll also have the opportunity to tap into the world of Computer Science and explore ‘big data’, covering themes such as digital multimedia storage and communications technologies, data analytics and data mining in terms of algorithms, and goals in real-world problems. You’ll also pick up transferable skills for any future study or career, such as project planning and management, ethics, health and safety, report writing, library skills and career management.

Our recent graduates now occupy positions in industries ranging from core network provision through to logistics and software support, in addition to opportunities in data communication equipment and services.

Course description

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises eight taught modules (15 credits each), five core modules and three optional modules (see below), along with a research project worth 60 credits (see below).

Core modules

-Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks
-Information Theory and Coding
-Antenna, Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory
-Optical Communication Systems
-Signal & Image Processing

Optional modules

ASICs, MEMS and Smart Devices
Optical Engineering
Data Mining (from Computer Science)
Foundations of Data Analytics (from Computer Science)
Multimedia Processing, Communications and Storage (from Computer Science)

Individual research project

The individual research project is an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by you in conjunction with your academic supervisor. Typical project titles include:
-Network coding for underwater communications.
-Nanoscale communication networks.
-Forward Error Correction for Spectrally Sliced Transmission.
-Routing Algorithm Design for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.
-Logical Stochastic Resonance.
-Design of Radio Devices using Metamaterials.
-Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibre Transmission.

Visit the MSc Communications and Information Engineering page on the University of Warwick website for more details!

Student Profiles

Warwick Engineering Taught Masters Scholarship - 20+ Awards

To be considered for this scholarship you must be an overseas offer holder on any of the following Masters courses shown below:MSc Advanced Mechanical Systems
MSc Biomedical Engineering
MSc Communications and Information Engineering
MSc Energy and Power Engineering
MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies
MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space This scholarship cannot be accepted in conjunction with any other scholarship.Deadline for applications is 23:59 (GMT) on Friday 15 May 2015, with results announced during the second week of June.

Value of Scholarship(s)



The University of Warwick's School of Engineering is delighted to offer up to 20 scholarships, each worth £4,000, to overseas offer holders on all Masters courses.

Application Procedure

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the online application form and upload your CV/Resume. NOTE: If you do not yet hold an offer for admission you will not be considered. To complete the online application form - details of how to do this can be found at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/study/pg/applypgt/

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A.

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