Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Communications and Signal Processing

This course encourages students to develop in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical, as well as practical, solutions to problems at the forefront of the communication and processing of signals. Areas include: Telephony; broadcast and computer communication; in robotic vision; audio and video recording; radar and sonar detection; biomedical signal processing; medical imaging and remote sensing.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class Honours degree in electrical engineering or a related subject; or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced communication theory; advanced data communication; real time signal processing; digital signal processing and digital filters; probability theory and stochastic processes. Optional modules: coding theory; communication networks; digital image processing; distributed computation and networks; information theory; mobile radio communications; network security; optical communications; spectral estimation and adaptive signal processing; speech processing; traffic theory and queuing systems; wavelets and applications.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a dissertation and an oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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