University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems utilising satellite and broadband elements. Students understanding of the theoretical principles underpinning digital communication systems is taken to an advanced level, and the problems and challenges associated with the implementation of both fixed and mobile wireless communication systems receives special attention. Leading'edge satellite and broadband systems utilising modern architectures are central to this programme of study. The course consists of 3 learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands'on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). Flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre'requisite 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.

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