MSc(Eng) Wireless Communication Systems

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This is where brilliant ideas are turned into advanced technology. Our expert staff are at the top of their game.

I have always loved every aspect of electronics. The course has been extremely varied so I have been able to learn a whole variety of new subject areas. I have met so many different types of people and gained so many useful contacts.

Francis Ryder, postgraduate student in Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

About the course

Course description 2017

Study the key design aspects of a modern wireless communication system, in particular cellular mobile radio systems.

There is a current shortage of communications engineers with a comprehensive appreciation of wireless system design from RF through baseband to packet protocols.

Francis Ryder, postgraduate in the Department of Electornic and Electrical Engineering

Core modules

  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Advanced Communication Principles
  • Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems
  • Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols
  • Broadband Wireless Techniques
  • Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols
  • Major Research Project

Examples of optional modules

  • Data Coding Techniques for Communication and Storage
  • Optical Communication Devices and Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Electronic Communication Technologies
  • Data Coding Techniques for Communication and Storage

Teaching and assessment

Research-led teaching and an individual research project. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar field from a good UK university or equivalent international degree qualification.

If you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industry experience, we’ll give your application individual consideration.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Nathan Porter
E: eee-mscrec@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5442

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.