University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Satellite Communications Engineering

Our programme is designed to give you the specialist multidisciplinary skills required for careers based on working in the satellite and space industries and their applications. The programme is designed to equip students with the necessary background to enter the satellite industry or to continue on to a research degree.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a good UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Project; satellite communications a and b; space systems design. Optional modules: Antennas and propagation; digital communications; mathematics of signal processing; principles of telecom and packet networks; radio frequency (RF) systems and circuit design.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation, examinations and coursework.

Sponsorship information

CTA funding; a few scholarships available from the IEE and other charitable trusts; there are also DFIDS scholarships available within the University for overseas students, but these are very competitive and early application is vital.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

Admissions Enquiries
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01483 682 222