2020 start
MSc

Wireless Communication Systems

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Explore the theory underpinning communication systems and the latest innovations in technology. This course has a strong research and development focus.
Postgraduate electronic and electrical engineering student with equipment

Course description

Due to high demand, we are currently only offering places on this course to a limited number of high-quality applicants, who exceed our usual entry requirements.

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.

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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Modules

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

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • 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

Research-led teaching and an individual research project.

Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project dissertation with poster presentation

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in electronic engineering, computer science, or a similar field.

We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industry experience.

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

eee-mscrec@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5442

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