University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems with a focus on wireless technologies. It fosters the students ability to analyse, design and build RF and microwave systems for wireless communication systems. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing the students ability to model the behaviour of wireless systems from circuits, filters and antennas, and to utilise these models to guide the design and implementation of a variety of communication techniques. The course consists of 3 learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Flexibility is provided within the structure of the course in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (prerequisite knowledge and skills permitting). The course structure course is quite flexible, affording industry'based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full'time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. The course is short course based and features assessment through sequentially submitted result portfolios for the work packages, i.e. the Independent Learning Packages (ILPs). These are assigned immediately upon each short course module where the students are able to concentrate their study efforts just on the most recently'taught subject material. This greatly promotes efficient focused learning. The individual oral examination administered for each ILP furnishes valuable experience in oral defence, and frees students from written examination burdens. All of our courses are in the process of seeking accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Course Additional Entry

Qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree (a minimum lower 2nd Class) from a British university in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics. Relevant work experience will be taken into account.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees