MSc Communications Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    MSc 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

MSc Communication Systems

As a student on the Master's course in Communications Engineering, you will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the technology and architecture of computer communications, photonics and telecommunication networks, wireless telecommunications and related wireless information technologies.

Key Features

The practical knowledge and skills you will gain as a student on the MSc Communications Engineering course include being presented with the essential element of modern optical communication systems based on single mode optical fibres from the core to the access, evaluating bandwidth-rich contemporary approaches.

The MSc Communications Engineering course also covers advanced networking topics including network performance and network security. This is supported with some practical knowledge and skills for project and business management principles.

As a student on the MSc Communications Engineering course, you will also be introduced to technologies underlying the compressions and transmission of digital video over networking platforms, gain knowledge on the channel models and associated impairments that typically limit the performance of wireless systems, and learn to design optimum digital communication receivers for some basic communications channel models.

Scholarships: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
AT-M49Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10RF and Microwaves
AT-M51Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Signals and Systems
AT-M53Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Lasers and applications
AT-M56Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Digital Communications
AT-M76Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Wireless Communications
AT-M79Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Optical Networks
AT-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Optical Communications
EGIM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Communication Skills for Research Engineers
EG-M47Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Entrepreneurship for Engineers
EG-M63Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Research Dissertation
EG-M85Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategic Project Planning
EGNM09Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
AT-M58Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Communications Engineering

Description

Modules on the MSc Communications Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

RF and Microwave
Signals and Systems
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Nanophotonics
Micro and Nano Electro-Mechnical Systems
Lasers and applications
Wireless Communications
Digital Communications
Optical Communications
Optical Networks
Communication Skills for Research Engineers
Research Dissertation
MSc Dissertation - Communications Engineering

Entry Requirements

Usually entry requirements for the MSc Communications Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status for the MSc Communications Engineering course at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MSc Communications Engineering course www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £7,550 £18,500
MSc Part-time
MSc Part-time £3,800 £9,250

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Communications Engineering do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Accreditation

MSc Communications Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.