University of Portsmouth
Communication Systems Engineering
A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
You will study several key topics and complete a four-month individual project in which you apply your knowledge to a significant communications system or network planning problem. Projects are tailored to your individual interests and may take place in our own laboratories or, by agreement, in industry.
Here are the units you will study:
Data Communications and Networking: The unit provides you with the required foundation and depth of knowledge to comprehensively understand the core principles of data communications and computer network.
Communications Security: This unit attempts to follow a systematic and rational engineering approach to help you master challenging topics such as cryptography.
Microwave and Wireless Technology: The unit combines team working via a project based learning activity relating to a significant circuit simulation and design problem with lectures aimed at analysing and applying the characteristics of a range of devices used in the microwave and wireless industries.
Mobile and Satellite Systems: The main objective of this unit is to discuss the properties and characteristics of fixed and mobile radio channels and to analyse their effects on the design of terrestrial and satellite communication systems.
Digital Modulation and Coding: Coding and modulation provide the means of mapping information into digital waveforms such that the receiver (with an appropriate demodulator and decoder) can recover the information in a reliable manner. This unit links to many of the most fundamental concepts underpinning information theory.
Communication System Analysis: This unit focuses on basic principles in the analysis and design of modern communication systems, the workhorses behind the information age. It puts emphasis on the treatment of analogue communications as the necessary background for understanding digital communications.
Teaching and Assessment:
You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials (personal and academic), laboratory sessions and project work. The course has a strong practical emphasis and you will spend a significant amount of time in our electronic, communications and computer laboratories.
How are you assessed?
A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. Here's how we assess your work:
laboratory-based project work,
a major individual project/dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (England)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 4,370 per Year 1 (International)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Scotland)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Wales)||3 years|
|MSc||Full-time||January 2017||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland)||16 months|
|MSc||Full-time||January 2017||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales)||16 months|
|MSc||Full-time||January 2017||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England)||16 months|
|MSc||Full-time||January 2017||GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International)||16 months|
|MSc||Full-time||January 2017||GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||16 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|
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