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.

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 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 60 Months

Campus details

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

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