University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Communications Networks and Software

**Why choose this course** As society evolves, and technology alongside it, we are placing greater demands on the internet. Both traditional and up-and-coming telecommunications infrastructures continue to migrate to the internet in various forward-thinking ways. There is a growing demand for skilled graduates who can develop and support mobile networks and future internet services. You could become one of these graduates by studying this course. On our MSc in Communications, Networks and Software course, you will benefit from the experts in our 5G Innovation Centre, who are spearheading change in the exciting race to the next generation of communications networks. **What you will study** On our MSc in Communications Networks and Software course, you will learn the core aspects of mobile networks and the changing internet environment. In particular, you will gain an insight into the advances in next generation 5G mobile and wireless communications, the supporting software solutions and much more. Your MSc project can encompass experiments based on our pioneering testing facilities, including our mobile network testing infrastructure installed on campus as part of our 5G Innovation Centre which is expected to develop into the world's first 5G network test site. There is also scope to explore a wide variety of other topics such as future internet technologies, 5G mobile networking, network 'service' management and control, as well as emerging network services such as broadband applications and 'internet of things' applications.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Physics or Telecommunication Engineering, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) 60 CREDIT STANDARD PROJECT - Core APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Optional FUNDAMENTALS OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - Optional INTERNET OF THINGS - Optional PRINCIPLES OF TELECOM AND PACKET NETWORKS - Compulsory SPEECH & AUDIO PROCESSING & RECOGNITION - Optional ADVANCED 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES - Optional ADVANCED MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - Optional ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING - Optional DATA & INTERNET NETWORKING - Compulsory MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND WEB SERVICES - Optional NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL - Compulsory OPERATING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 A full-time student must choose: THREE in Semester 1 TWO in Semester 2 Please see our website for PT modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 60 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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