University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Satellite Communications Engineering

The programme is designed to give students the specialist multidisciplinary skills required for careers based on working in the satellite and space industries and their applications. The programme will therefore make students very attractive to the relevant space-related industries that employ over 6,500 people in the UK alone.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. The 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: Satellite communications fundamentals; space systems design; advanced satellite communications techniques; spacecraft structures and mechanisms; project. Optional modules: antennas and propagation; digital communications; principles of telecom and packet networks; radio frequency (RF) systems and circuit design; space dynamics and missions; data and internet networking; advanced guidance, navigation and control; launch vehicles and propulsion; network and service management and control.

Assessment methods

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

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 60 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 60 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Credit (International) 60 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 60 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 60 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 60 months

Campus details

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

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01483 682 222