Communication Engineering [MSc]

Why this MSc?

Radio Mast, communications and microwave engineering MSc

The modern technological evolution is largely owed to the rise and continued success of the communication industry, which eliminated the barriers to delivering information in real-time. This is due to the tremendous development of the communication industry in the past few decades. Continuation of this development requires bright and innovative communication engineers. Our MSc course addresses this need by equipping graduates with specialised and advanced knowledge in communication engineering.

The course begins with the taught component, starting with basic fundamental materials and progresses through to advanced knowledge on cutting-edge technologies and recent research developments. Most course units are accompanied by a related practical laboratory exercise delivered by experts. Following the taught component, each student will also be allocated a dissertation project in a specialised topic with academic and industrial relevance. The course aims to develop critical skills in preparation for a fast-moving and highly demanding industry.

The course benefits from research laboratories that house the advanced equipment of the Microwave and Communication System research group. A dedicated computer suite is also available and offers an extensive range of commercial software for high frequency circuit design, system simulation as well as 2D and 3D electromagnetic simulation.

Our graduates leave us equipped for a wide variety of communication and microwave engineering career opportunities in industry, research institutes and consultancies. A significant percentage of our graduates progress to PhD research in the University as well as in other prestigious universities worldwide.

Excellence in research

This course is run by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This School has for decades been one of the largest electrical and electronic engineering departments in the UK. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of 2008, it confirmed its position at the forefront of research in this subject area. In terms of research quality it was ranked second in the UK confirming its reputation.

Excellence in teaching

The undergraduate courses in the School were recently rated by our graduating students as the top courses offered by any Russell Group university in England. This illustrates the importance that the School places on its teaching programmes to ensure that the student experience at Manchester is amongst the best in the world.

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