Course Overview

This course is primarily concerned with providing graduates with the specialist skills associated with next generation digital telecommunications such as WiMAX and Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband communication systems, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), MIMO systems, space-time coding, software defined radio, and reconfigurable analogue and digital RF systems. It also provides knowledge and skills in the general use of DSP techniques in many different areas including robotic, autonomous, medical, geophysical, aerospace, automotive and environmental systems.

The degree also provides a fully organised work placement in either industry or research. Our dedicated Knowledge Business Centre maintains links to over 500 partner companies to ensure that students who wish to do so can apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world industrial capacity. Alternatively, students can engage with our internationally renowned research groups within the School, thereby gaining expertise and insights into state-of-the-art research.  Graduates from this course are actively sought after by employers in high technology industries.

Core modules:

  • Digital Communications
  • Advanced Communications
  • Speech and Image Coding
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Advanced Filters and Systems
  • Professional and Research Methodology
  • Research or Industrial Placement
  • A Research or Industrially Focused Dissertation