University of Sussex
Digital Communication Systems
A 1st- or 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in engineering, mathematics or physics. The undergraduate honours degree should normally be in the fields of electronics, communications or computer engineering. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
Each course comprises 8 to 9 taught modules, typically 4 to 5 core modules and 4 options, plus an MSc project accounting for a maximum of one third of the course. The options allow you to choose a pathway that suits your personal interests. Taught modules are delivered in the autumn and spring terms, with examination periods in January and May. The MSc project is a substantial practical exercise undertaken over the spring term and the summer up to the end of August. You study 4 core modules in: advanced networks; mobile communications; advanced digital communications; fibre optic communications, and choose a further 4 modules from a range of options in advanced electronics, and signal and image processing. In addition, you undertake a substantial individual MSc project. Projects are assigned in the spring term and begin with preliminary research and project planning. Following the summer examinations, you are expected to work on the project full time until the end of August, leading to submission of your dissertation and project presentation.
Modules are assessed by a range of methods, including laboratory reports, essays and unseen examinations. The MSc project is assessed typically by an interim report, a presentation and a substantial dissertation. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in the Department, and the project is supervised by a member of faculty.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Sussex House||Brighton||BN1 9RH||South East|
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