University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Data Communications

Study the dynamic field of efficient information transfer around the globe. We teach this course jointly with the Department of Computer Science so you get up-to-date knowledge and understanding.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree in electronic engineering, computer science or physics from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. A 2.2 or equivalent, or industrial experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules
Network and Inter-Network Architectures; Network Performance Analysis; Data Coding Techniques for Communications and Storage; Advanced Communication Principles; Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols; (either) Foundations of Object-Orientated Programming (or) Object-Orientated Programming and Software Design; Major Research Project.

Examples of optional modules
Computer Security and Forensics; 3D Computer Graphics; Software Development for Mobile Devices; Cloud Computing; Advanced Signal Processing; Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems; Optical Communication Devices and Systems; Computer Vision; Broadband Wireless Techniques; Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols; System Design.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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