University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Mobile and Satellite Communications

With significant input from industry, this course produces highly competent graduates who can fill key positions and play leading roles in shaping this rapidly evolving field. By graduation, you will be well-equipped to develop new engineering applications for the next generation of communication systems. You will also be given the chance to undertake a six-month unpaid internship. Your studies will include advances in antennas and propagation, digital transmission, satellite communications, mobile communications, satellite networks, wireless applications, digital signal processing and product management. All this is enriched with seminars, field trips and a period of internship in industry. You will also learn to use the latest engineering design tools, including the Systems ToolKit (STK) used by NASA for planning space missions.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in an engineering subject, computing, physics or mathematics. If you do not have these qualifications, we will consider your case individually. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

You will study the following modules:

Mobile Communication Technologies
Satellite Communications
Digital Communications Systems
Applied Digital Signal Processing
Product Management and Integrating Case Studies
Six month Internship
MSc Major Project

Optional modules:

Wireless and Personal Communications
Satellite Networking

Assessment methods

Each of the six taught modules is typically assessed through 50% coursework and 50% closed-book class test. The major project is assessed through presentation to a panel of examiners, viva and written report.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time February 2017 - 18 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Treforest Campus Pontypridd CF37 1DL Wales

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