5G Communications and Technologies

Key information

Start date:
To be confirmed

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In this short course, we will discuss some of the key concepts that will shape the next generations of mobile and wireless communications systems, i.e. 5G mobile radios.

A team of expert academic and industrial lecturers will present their visions on the near future of wireless communication, explain the latest trends in advanced transmission, reception, coding, and cellular concepts that will shape 5G communication systems including advanced air-interface, MIMO system, cooperation, antenna design, backhauling, vehicular technology. As well as provide expert knowledge regarding concept validation and prototyping.

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for both new and experienced recruits of telecommunication and related industries who work in research and development, sales and technical support.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and understand what the key 5G technologies are, why they are needed, and how they can shape future communication systems
  • Explain the principles of advanced waveforms and air interfaces
  • Explain the principles of advanced multi-input multi-output (MIMO) concepts for future wireless communication systems
  • Explain and compare/contrast different design choices for future wireless communication systems
  • Show ability to validate advanced concepts via simulations.

Course content

Please note that we reserve the right to alter the syllabus. Any major changes will be notified to delegates before the course starts.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching methods include the following:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Matlab based IT lab
  • Self study from the lectures and use of tutorial sheets.


There is no assessment for those who take this as an individual short course.

Course leader

Konstantinos Nikitopoulos profile image

Dr Konstantinos Nikitopoulos

Associate Professor (Reader) in Signal Processing for Wireless Communications

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites required to do this course.

Recognition of prior learning

It is helpful but not essential to have knowledge of linear algebra, probabilities and stochastic processes as well as fundamental skills in computer programming.

It is assumed that you will have an engineering or related science degree.

Fees and funding

Price per person:


IET members: Early bird rate*


Non IET members: Early bird rate*


For all bookings made after 11 February 2024

*For bookings made up to 11 February 2024

What these fees include

Lunch, refreshments and course notes which will be provided in electronic format.

Group bookings

Rate of £1,800 per person applies for bookings of two or more people from the same organisation.

How to apply

If you are interested in attending this course, then please email Barbara Steel at b.steel@surrey.ac.uk to register your interest.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood our privacy notice.

  • Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35 per cent of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 65 per cent of the full fee
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds
  • If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made
  • The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event. In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged. Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040
  • Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received
  • Substitutions from the same company may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged
  • Registrations cannot be accepted without a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.
  • Proof of payment
  • Registrations must come with a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.


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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Barbara Steel Faculty Continuing Education Manager

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH