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Telecommunication and Wireless Systems MSc

Telecommunication and Wireless Systems MSc

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Full time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary

Join the next generation of network engineers. You will be able to pursue a career shaping and defining the new generation of converged networks, responding to the rapid developments in telecommunication systems, such as social networking, seamless mobility, mobile data and the proliferation of applications for mobile and handheld devices.

  • Gain a background in the fundamental science, mathematics and key technologies that underpin global networking
  • Study with international experts in the fields of converged all-IP networks with particular knowledge in modelling, measurements and QoE, in middleware and in wireless networking
  • Work with the most up-to-date technologies - each topic is backed up by our world-leading research centres and groups
  • Fulfil the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer, accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • You can choose to study this programme with an additional year of Industrial Experience to augment your practical skills


The School has excellent bespoke facilities, including:

  • Augmented human interaction (AHI) laboratory
  • Informatics teaching laboratory with 350 state-of-the-art computers
  • Antenna measurement laboratory
  • qMedia and arts technology studios (Performance lab, control room, listening/recording room)
  • Robotics laboratory (ARQspace)

Career paths

Our postgraduates go on to work in a wide variety of careers, mostly within IT and information services, such as:

  • Product manager
  • Website evaluator
  • Imbedded software engineer
  • Network planner and coordinator
  • Technology project manager
  • Network and security engineer
  • Data support engineer
  • Senior systems engineer.


This module provides a comprehensive overview of the Internet of Things, also called machines, smart objects, smart devices and ubiquitous computers. These Things will support smarter interaction with physical environment things; smarter interaction with each other, virtual or cyber things and with humans. Form factors for smart devices will be based upon the form factors of Smart Tabs (Wearable centimeter sized devices, e.g., smart tags used to track good), Smart Pads (Hand-held decimeter-sized devices for personalised communication, e.g., tablets, smart phones), Smart Boards (Meter sized displays and surfaces for collaboration), and Smart Dust: MEMS (ICT devices can be miniaturised, cheaply manufactured, without visual output displays, ranging from mm to nm, that can be embedded into 2D & 3D surfaces or scattered into 3D spaces), Smart Skins (fabrics based upon light emitting, conductive, polymers, organic computer devices that can be formed into more flexible non-planar display surfaces and products such as clothes and curtains), Smart Clay (ensembles of smart dust and smart skins that can be formed into arbitrary three dimensional shapes as artefacts resembling many different kinds of physical object, including additive printing), and Smart Containers (use to house or transport goods or people. This module will define the core system architectures, including middleware to design single device and multi-device systems. It will also offer hands-on experience in labs to build smart device applications.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. Good 2:2 degrees are considered on an individual basis.