Durham University

Durham University

Communications Engineering

The main objective of the course is to educate you in the rapidly growing area of Communications to undertake responsible and challenging posts in academia and industry. The course covers the key areas of wireless and wired networks and protocols, digital signal processing and digital electronics. In addition to the technical background provided in these subjects, hands-on experience is gained through a major individual Research and Development project, a group design project and a supporting laboratory programme.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree (typically equivalent to UK 2.1 Honours) or better in a subject which includes a significant electronics content.

Course modules

The programme consists of 3 modules taught through lectures and a laboratory programme, a group design module and an individual research and design project. Core modules: Communications systems; radio communications; digital systems; design of wireless systems; research and development project.

Assessment methods

A major individual research and development project is undertaken on the course. This provides an open-ended challenge to each individual student, in collaboration with a staff supervisor. Regular meetings are held with the supervisor to discuss project progress and planning issues. A mid-term assessment is carried out to ensure project is on track. At the end of the project you are required to submit a final report on their work, in the style of a research paper. You are also required to prepare and to present a poster to allow an assessment to be made of your understanding and ability to present your work, plus an oral examination is held to allow detailed questions to be put to the you regarding the technical aspects of your project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 20,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1700