University of Birmingham
Communications Engineering and Networks
The course enables students to develop an ability to interpret user requirements and component specifications to produce functionally effective and cost effective design solutions; make decisions on the basis of incomplete information; industrial placement option available.
2.2 Honours degree (or above) in electrical engineering, electronic engineering or physics from a university of high international standing.
Core modules: introductory module for communications; principles of communication systems; satellite, cellular and optical fibre communications; computer and communications networks; individual project; small embedded systems or embedded digital signal processing.
Assessment is by a combination of written examination and course work. There is a strong emphasis on course work to deepen understanding. The pass mark is 50 percent. A merit is awarded to students with an average of 60 percent or more and a distinction is awarded to students with an average of 70 percent or more, in both taught and project modules. There are prizes for students who perform especially well overall and for those who complete exceptionally good individual projects.
Scholarships may be available to home and international students; international students can often gain funding through Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,840 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 17,960 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
0121 414 5488