Swansea University

Swansea University

Communications Engineering

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master's Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide's Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website. 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. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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 6,150 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,150 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
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 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 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 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

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Contact: 
College of Engineering
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01792 295514