Swansea University

Swansea University

Communications Engineering

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). Students will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the technology and architecture of computer communications, photonics and telecommunication networks, wireless telecommunications and related wireless information technologies. The course includes the essential element of modern optical communication system based on single mode optical fibres from the core to the access, evaluating bandwidth-rich contemporary approaches. Students will also be introduced to technologies underlying the compressions and transmission of digital video over networking platforms, gain knowledge on the channel models and associated impairments that typically limit the performance of wireless systems, and learn to design optimum digital communication receivers for some basic communications channel models. The College of Engineering held accreditation for all Electronic and Electrical Engineering Degrees from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) from September 1982 to August 2016. We are currently undergoing the re-accreditation process that will be completed in March 2017 which is for September 2016 to August 2021. Please contact engineering@swansea.ac.uk for more information.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course is a first or second class honours degree in electrical or electronic engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules on the course can vary each year but students could expect to study: RF and microwave; signals and systems; entrepreneurship for engineers; nanophotonics; micro and nano electro-mechanical systems; lasers and applications; wireless communications; optical communications; optical networks; communication skills for research engineers; network protocols and architectures.

Assessment methods

The award of the degree is based on satisfactory performance in examinations, continuous assessment and research dissertation. The examinations are taken in January and May/June and, if passed satisfactorily, students move on to the full-time research project during the summer. The research dissertation is submitted in September and is examined externally.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,150 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bay Campus, Swansea SA1 8EN Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Engineering
Telephone number: 
01792295514