Middlesex University

Telecommunications Engineering MSc

Middlesex University
In London

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Typology Master
Location London
Duration 1 Year
Start September 2019
  • Master
  • London
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    September 2019

Telecommunications engineering is a combination of electrical engineering and computer science, and covers the design, installation and maintenance of networks and equipment, allowing for the interconnectivity of devices and people. It's one of the world's most rapidly developing industries and our course has been designed to meet the growing demand for skilled graduates.

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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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Starts Sep-2019
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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· What are the objectives of this course?

Our strong links with companies like Microsoft and Siemens have enabled us to develop a practically focused course which is highly relevant to the needs of the industry and right up to date with the latest technology and developments. If you're not already in work, you'll have the option of doing a placement for up to 12 weeks, during which you'll work on your independent research project. We are very proud of our award winning technology centre and our telecoms laboratories, built specially for this course. The labs are equipped with specialist software from National Instruments, including six PXIs which we've used to build our own GSM network, telecoms trainer kits, IP telephones and software including MATLAB, Simulink, Cisco Packet Tracer, OPNET and Modeller 17.0. We also have our own WSN lab, called Senso LAB, which attracts researchers from far and wide , we're currently hosting three professors and a research fellow from two Italian universities.

· Requirements

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

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Patrick Elf
4.5 06/06/2013
What I would highlight: Studying in London is very expensive. Compared to Germany you need up to three times more than in Germany. I would say that 800GBP/month is realistic to cover the living expenses.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Telecommunications engineering
Communication Training
IT Security
Network Training
IT Management
Skills and Training
Global Issues

Course programme

As well as technical skills, this course deals with the non engineering aspects of telecoms engineering, such as policy and management, and professional, social, ethical, legal and global issues.

During eight compulsory modules you'll learn about data networks and digital transmission systems: their design, construction, testing, management, programming and usability, as well as threats to security and protective measures. You'll look at routing, internetworking, usability, clustering and IP addressing; modulation and demodulation techniques, channel coding and decoding, fibre optic communications and multiuser communication systems, using MATLAB and Simulink to simulate remote environments where connectivity is difficult. You'll look at the suitability of networks for particular applications, and the implications of different modes of operation, and will learn to develop commercially viable network applications. You'll do practical work on 3G/4G systems, learn to implement voice over IP systems, work with NI USRP software defined radio for physical layer signalling and design and deploy a simulated network.

You'll learn to use mathematical and statistical tools to evaluate networks and assess their performance, so the course will improve your mathematical skills as well as your problem solving, communication, time management and critical abilities.

A major part of the course, worth a third of your overall degree, is your independent project. You'll produce a piece of original research that's relevant to the industry: anything from designing a new kind of telecommunication network or an equalisation scheme for MIMO systems to investigating the quality of service in 4G networks or network security in SDN/NFV environments. Students have recently chosen to investigate the 802.11p medium access control model for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET) using OMNET++, the impact of handover on the energy consumption of a mobile device in an LTE environment, and the implementation of an OpenFlow switch for SDN using Raspberry PI. The research methods module covers research techniques, data collection and analysis, academic writing, referencing and citation, and how to develop a research proposal. You'll present your project through a written thesis and a viva voce.

Year 1
Computer Networks and Internetworking (15 Credits) Compulsory
Data Communication and Information Theory (15 Credits) Compulsory
Digital Transmission Systems (30 Credits) Compulsory
Mobile Communications (30 Credits) Compulsory
Broadband Technologies and Fibre Optics (15 Credits) Compulsory
Telecommunication Security (15 Credits) Compulsory
Project Research and Communication Skills Compulsory
Postgraduate Project in Computer and Communication Engineering (60 Credits) Compulsory

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£13,500 per year

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