Aston University

Aston University

Communication Systems and Wireless Networking

The Communication Systems and Wireless Networking programme is designed to address the rapidly increasing demand for qualified engineers and managers with well equipped knowledge in wireless and mobile communication systems and networks. The Communication Systems and Wireless Networking programme is designed to address the rapidly increasing demand for qualified engineers and managers with well equipped knowledge in wireless and mobile communication systems and networks. This one-year programme offers six-month taught modules covering a wide range of subjects from fundamental information and communications technology (ICT) to contemporary developments in wireless and mobile industry. It also includes a six-month individual project with opportunities of participating in the project provided by industry. This programme is suitable for those who want to develop the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in these specific and related areas. The delivery of the programme is fully supported by the dedicated facilities in the Electronic Engineering Department and across the University, such as teaching and computing laboratories, and the involvement of experienced member of staff. Our research facilities in the Adaptive Communications and Networks Research Group and Wireless Network Laboratory are also available for use on MSc projects. To ensure its continuing relevance the programme is monitored by an industrial steering committee which includes representatives from major employers. Modules: This MSc has a total of 180 credits. Taught modules and examinations/assessments are completed during six months, October to March. After successful completion students may then progress to the six month individual research project during April to October. The project is either undertaken in an industrial laboratory or at the University, often with guidance and direction from industrial partners. The module titles are: Telecommunications Networks and Quality of Service Radio Systems and Personal Communications Networks Mobile Data Networks Broadband Wireless Networks Pervasive and Mobile Communication Networks Project Management Digital Communication and Information Theory Optical Communications Systems Internet of Things MSc Dissertation

Entry requirements

Master of Science - MSc (PG): A good second class (Hons) Degree from a UK academic organisation in a relevant discipline (or equivalent). English Language Requirements Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage. The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Course modules

Telecommunications Networks and Quality of Service Radio Systems and Personal Communications Networks Mobile Data Networks Broadband Wireless Networks Pervasive and Mobile Communication Networks Project Management Digital Communication and Information Theory Optical Communications Systems Internet of Things MSc Dissertation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment Laboratory reports Written examinations Dissertation modules Feedback from field trips supervisors

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 16,350 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Central)
Telephone number: 
01212043200