MSc(Eng) Data Communications
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.
About the course
Course description 2017
Study the dynamic field of efficient information transfer around the globe. We teach this course jointly with the Department of Computer Science so you get up-to-date knowledge and understanding.
- Network and Inter-Network Architectures
- Network Performance Analysis
- Data Coding Techniques for Communications and Storage
- Advanced Communication Principles
- Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols
- (either) Foundations of Object-Orientated Programming (or) Object-Orientated Programming and Software Design
- Major Research Project
Examples of optional modules
- Computer Security and Forensics
- 3D Computer Graphics
- Software Development for Mobile Devices
- Cloud Computing
- Advanced Signal Processing
- Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems
- Optical Communication Devices and Systems
- Computer Vision
- Broadband Wireless Techniques; Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols
- System Design
Teaching and assessment
We deliver research-led teaching from our department and Computer Science with individual support for your research project and dissertation. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.
1 year full-time
A 2:1 honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or Physics field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification.
If you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industrial 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.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Nathan Porter
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.