University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Satellite Communications Engineering

This programme is designed to give you the specialist multidisciplinary skills required for careers in the satellite and space industries. Industry participates in the MSc programme in both lecturing and projects, and facilitates excellent engagement for our students. Graduation from this programme will therefore make you very attractive to the relevant space-related industries that employ over 6,500 people in the UK alone.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Electronic or Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Physics or a related discipline. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: Digital communications; space dynamics and missions; space systems design; antennas and propagation; principles of telecommunications and packet networks; satellite communications fundamentals; RF systems and circuit design; data and internet networking; advanced guidance, navigation and control; launch vehicles and propulsion; network and service management and control; advanced satellite communication techniques; spacecraft structures and mechanisms; standard project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of formal written examinations, taken at the end of each semester, and coursework assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 2,300 per Credit (International) 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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