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Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks) MSc

Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wireless Networks

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks) MSc is one of Kent’s newest programmes. It targets the needs of researchers and industry in a fast-paced and technical communications sector which continues to bring many of the advances that make ultra-fast wireless communications possible. The programme reflects the latest developments in wireless communications, with particular emphasis on digital signal processing using embedded systems. It has been designed to produce high-calibre engineers that can specialise in and understand the complex system designs used in the wireless communications field. The School of Engineering and Digital Arts at Kent provides true research-led teaching, with access to superior expertise and facilities for projects. You can also benefit from advice on project placements using our industry and research establishment contacts.

This programme aims to: educate graduate engineers and equip them with advanced knowledge of wireless communications and signal processing for careers in research and development in industry or academia; produce high-calibre engineers with experience in specialist and complex problem-solving skills and techniques needed for systems level design in the wireless communications field; provide you with proper academic guidance and welfare support; create an atmosphere of co-operation and partnership between staff and students, and offer you an environment where you can develop your potential; strengthen and expand opportunities for industrial collaboration with the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. Graduates who can show that they have developed transferable skills and valuable experience are better prepared to start their careers and are more attractive to potential employers. Within the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, you can develop the skills and capabilities that employers are looking for. These include problem solving, independent thought, report-writing, time management, leadership skills, team-working and good communication.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module covers: Signals: Introduction to signals and signal analysis. Frequency and time domain representations of signals. A review of the Fourier Series, Fourier Transform and Laplace Transforms. Noise: definitions and sources of noise in signal analysis. Digital Signal Processing: The sampling theorem, Aliasing, Anti-Aliasing and Anti-Imaging Filters, ADCs and DACs. The Fourier Transform (FT). The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) and The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT).The Z-transform. Pole-Zero placement methods for signal analysis. Transfer functions in S and Z domains. Theory, design and performance of Finite Impulse-Response (FIR) and Infinite-Impulse-Response (IIR) Filters. Multirate DSP. Architectures and devices for digital signal processing. Effects of Finite Precision. Applications of DSP: Processing and filtering of signals for Instrumentation and measurement, Processing and filtering of images: DSP in modern communication systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 or higher honours degree in Electronics, Computer Engineering (not Computer Science) or a related electronics discipline. Computer Science degrees with sufficient mathematical content may be considered on an individual basis (pre-sessional Maths may be required). All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.