Communications and Signal Processing MSc (Eng)

The following modules are available in 2022/23 for Communications and Signal Processing MSc(Eng) and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Modern Industry Practice - 15 credits
This module aims to engage students in developing a detailed understanding of the global engineering industry and assist them with their career plans.

Wireless Communications Systems Design - 15 credits
This module addresses communication design at many different levels. At the system level, it covers microwave systems, system modelling, subsystem characterisation and the delivery of complete communications systems in the real world.

Digital Signal Processing for Communications - 15 credits
Introduces the theoretical tools of digital signal processing (DSP) and shows the application of DSP in modern communication systems. The module will help you understand the realisation issues and trade-offs in practical designs.

Optical Communications Networks - 15 credits
Covers the essential elements of modern optical networks, the evaluation of WDM, optical time multiplexing and photonic packet switching. The module will also teach you to appreciate case studies and implementation scenarios, how to design virtual WDM networks, and will give you an understanding of the evolution of modern optical networks.

Cellular Mobile Communication Systems - 15 credits
This module provides you with the understanding of the operating principles of a broad range of cellular mobile systems, and encourages to you to consider the challenges and likely direction of future developments in cellular mobile systems.

High Speed Internet Architecture - 15 credits
The goal of this module is to provide a basis for understanding, appreciating, and performing practical research and development in networking with a special emphasis on Internet routers and switches. It covers topics on the design, analysis and performance evaluation of a wide range of network architectures, switches and Internet routers. Students will learn the architectural evolution of routers and switches, analyse their performance and hardware cost and gain insights to their limitations.

Data Communications and Network Security - 15 credits
Develops the knowledge and understanding of data communications networks, their use in a range of applications, and network security measures.

MSc Individual Project - 60 credits
This module will require you to define an experimental research investigation or design problem, and conduct the investigation, or develop a design solution, by employing the knowledge and skills gained in both previous and current studies.

Programming - 15 credits
Develops competence in computer programming, using both Matlab and c.

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.