Mobile Communications MSc/Diploma/Certificate

  • Delivery: Full Time, Part Time
  • Programme type: Taught Programme
  • Study location: Edinburgh
  • Entry date: September

Overview

This is an advanced MSc course in the rapidly expanding  area of mobile communications and networks. This course is concerned with the concepts, applications, design, development and deployment of mobile communication systems and networks. Students will develop a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the core skills in mobile communications and networks and use a significant range of principal and specialist skills, techniques and practices in the domain of mobile communications and networks. The course will provide a stream of graduates of a calibre capable of developing and implementing creative solutions to the problems encountered in mobile communication systems and networks.

This is a hardware-oriented course and is aimed directly at electrical engineering graduates.

Programme duration

  • One year (MSc), 
  • 9 months (Diploma), 
  • 6 months (Certificate).

Programme content

Core subject areas

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Design
  • Networks and Communications
  • Research Methods Critical Analysis and Project Planning
  • Principles of Mobile Communications
  • RF Mobile Communication Systems
  • Project Phase 1
  • MSc Project

Optional Subject Areas

  • Software Engineering 2
  • Network Applications

Entry requirements

Preferably, but not exclusively, a First or Second Class Honours Degree in a suitable numerate Science or Engineering subject. Recognised overseas equivalents will apply.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

  • 2 semesters English (for IELTS of 4.5-5.0);
  • 12 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5*-6.0). (*minimum 5.5 reading and writing)

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2015 entry (by residency status)
Status*Full-timePart-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU49802690
England/Northern Ireland/Wales58803180
Overseas167708730

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

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