This programme is intended as a specialised extension to the study of Telecommunications at undergraduate level.
The MSc provides students with an appreciation of modern telecommunications systems, and develops expertise in advanced concepts and technologies, specifically in high-speed transmission and switching networks, wireless and mobile communications, network planning and design, and advanced hardware and software for the telecommunications industry.
A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or equivalent recognised qualification with significant electronic communications content.
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 2-3 years part-time
Morning / Afternoon / Evening.
For information on scholarships, please visit the School website.
The MSc programme consists of a practical project of a research nature (60 CATS points) plus six modules (120 CATS points) selected from the list below to include the three compulsory modules indicated.
The Postgraduate Diploma programme consists of six modules (120 CATS points) selected from the list below to include the three compulsory modules indicated.
Digital System Design
Programming in C and C++
Computer Architecture and Organisation
Digital Signal Processing
High-Frequency Communication Design Techniques
Real-Time Digital Signal Processing
Teletraffic Engineering and Switching Systems
In any given 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.
Postgraduate 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.
With the revolutionary advances in technology and the ever-growing global demand for high-tech products and services, graduates typically find employment in a wide range of fields including with telecommunications operators and equipment manufacturers, service providers, software houses and in other electronic engineering-based industries.
content last updated 11.10.12