This programme provides technology-specific physical layer-centric training for aspiring mobile wireless communications engineers. Emphasis is placed on co-design of the RF front-end with the baseband and DSP end in an integral systemic approach. The programme covers topics such as real-time DSP, embedded software, signals-orientated DSP as well as mobile communications, wireless communications systems design and high-frequency design techniques.
It specifically promotes cohesive training in mixed analogue-digital circuit design in conjunction with system architecture and physical layer implementation and is a culmination of the research expertise available in the School's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT).
MSc Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or equivalent recognised qualification with significant electronics content.
PG Diploma or PG Certificate A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification. Applicants with non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
*Taken within the last 2 yrs.
Please see http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs for more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals.
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Morning and afternoon.
For information on scholarships, please visit the School website.
The MSc consists of a practical project of a research nature (60 CATS points) plus six compulsory modules (120 CATS points) listed below.
The PG Diploma consists of the six modules (120 CATS points) listed below. PG Diploma students who successfully complete all taught modules will be eligible to transfer to the MSc programme during the course. Students taking the PG Certificate must pursue a programme of study equivalent to 60 CATS points with modules of their choice.
Advanced Wireless Communications Systems
Digital Signal Processing
High-Frequency Communication Design Techniques
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Real-Time Digital Signal Processing
In any year further specialist topics may be available for selection or listed topics may not be offered.
MSc: coursework and written examination in six modules; dissertation on project.
PG Diploma: coursework and written examination in six modules.
Our graduates have found that holding a prestigious MSc qualification from Queen's (one of the UK's top engineering schools) has significantly enhanced their job opportunities and employment prospects.
The multidisciplinary nature of the MSc offers a very strong competitive advantage with a diverse set of skills in hardware, software and entrepreneurship. Given the ever-growing global demand for high-tech products and services, together with a rapidly expanding wireless communications sector globally, graduates are likely to be employed across a wide range of fields, including telecommunication equipment manufacturers, service providers, software houses and in other electronic engineering-based industries.
content last updated 11.10.12