Taught MSc and Diploma
The communication industry has seen tremendous developments in the past few decades. This continued development requires bright and innovative communication engineers. Our MSc course addresses this need by equipping graduates with specialised and advanced knowledge in communications. The course has a successful history of more than 30 years, and continually evolves in line with the latest developments and industrial practices.
The Microwave and Communication Systems Group has the combined strength of microwave and communication engineering expertise, and unique design, simulation and test facilities for world-class research in the areas of wireless communication and microwave engineering. We work closely with industry in developing technologies for modern communication systems.
Further information and details about the course and how to apply can be found at:
Possible PhD topics
The MACS group welcomes application from prospective Ph.D. students in any of our areas of interest. Broad areas that we are into:
- Wired and Wireless Communication Systems: ultra-wide band; channel modelling; positioning systems; multiple-input multiple-output systems; multi-user detection
- Ad hoc & Wireless sensor Networks: Interference analysis and mitigation techniques, routing and scheduling algorithms, sensor networks for industrial processes
- Radar, RF and Antenna Propagation: space-time adaptive filtering; bi-static operation; hot clutter rejection; classification systems; data fusion, FDTF Complex Systems Modeling, Dielectric Resonator Antenna
- MMICs and Microwave Subsystems: RF filter design, Passive Components, Ultra-Low Noise Amplifiers and Receivers
- Microwave Material Measurements & Sensors: Microwave Sensors design and optimisation for complex permittivity measurements, profiling, mine detection and tomography.
The nature of most of the Ph.D. work involves either or a combination of theoretical algorithm development and analysis, simulation using MatLab and C, and hardware development and testing. Further information and details about the degree and how to apply can be found here.
For a selected list of some of the currently ongoing research projects click at:
Other Useful Links:
IEEE Student Branch in University of Manchester.