University of Surrey
Microwave Engineering and Wireless Subsystems Design
Students learn about a range of modern theories and techniques, accompanied by topics on wireless frequencies and sizes of RF and microwave devices, from the lowest frequencies used in radio frequency identification (RFID) systems through to systems used at microwave frequencies that can have applications in satellite communication systems and fifth generation wireless communication systems demanding high spectrum bandwidth. Theoretical concepts including radio design and radio systems are established in the lectures, which are complemented by practical implementation in laboratory sessions.
An Honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. 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 IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
Students study 2 compulsory modules, radio frequency (RF) systems and circuit design and microwave engineering principles, in the 1st and 2nd semester respectively. Compulsory modules: Extended project; microwave engineering principles; RF systems and circuit design. Optional modules: Antennas and propagation; mobile communications a and b; nanoelectronics and devices; nanoscience and nanotechnology; optoelectronics; principles of telecommunications and packet networks; RF and microwave fundamentals; satellite communications a and b.
Assessment methods include examinations and coursework.
CTA funding available; a few scholarships are also 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||Start month||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|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Surrey||Guildford||GU2 7XH||South East|
01483 686 160