Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Wireless Communications

Wireless technologies, from mobile phones, to WiFi and wireless sensors will not only shape our personal space but also the way business is conducted in the future; mobile phones have evolved into smart phones capable of not only making calls but also acting as handheld computers, performing file transfers, video transfers, mobile payments, etc. With this evolution comes increasing complexities and the need for more elaborate applications, with the capabilities of streaming greater media content and exchanging vast amounts of data in the so called 'Bid Data' paradigm. In addition to developing transferable skills, thus preparing graduates for a wide range of employments, the programme aims to develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills in several specialist areas dealing with the specification, design, implementation and maintenance of high-performance wireless technologies.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering or a relevant engineering/scientific discipline. Non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Wireless communication systems; wireless sensor systems; digital signal processing; research project; optional modules include: High frequency communication design techniques; digital system design; computer architecture and organisation; network security and monitoring; smart grids.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and written examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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Key information

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Telephone number: 
0128 9097 5439