If you want to improve your career prospects by developing your knowledge in the electronics and communications industry, then these courses are ideal for you. We provide relevant, topical courses that provide industry with the right training for the job.
Over the years we have developed strong short courses with many repeat attendees.
For September 2020 - March 2021 our courses will be delivered online. We will review the situation from April 2021 dependant on the ongoing Covid-19 situation but are hoping to deliver some courses face-to-face in 2021. Some courses will be online with an additional lab practice day held at the University at an appropriate time.
Important information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Update: 26 October 2020
Due to the current situation we have had to postpone the following short courses:
- 5G Communications and Technologies - we will publish new dates as soon as we have them
- Internet of Things: Communications, Networking and Data Analysis - we will publish new dates as soon as we have them
- Spacecraft Systems Design - has been postponed to 2021 and dates will be available shortly
- RF Circuit and Systems Design - This course ran successfully online in July 2020 with a follow-on lab day in September 2020. The next course is scheduled in July 2021 - dates to follow
- Radar and Remote Sensing: 16-20 November 2020. This course will now be online and we have 2 places left.
All courses listed as face-to-face may be subject to change due to the latest government advice but we will keep you updated on a regular basis.
Bespoke courses for your company
Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.
Get in contact
To make a provisional booking, raise an enquiry or request a brochure, please email the Faculty Continuing Education Manager, Barbara Steel.
Find a course
Many of our courses involve putting the theory into practice in the labs, and course delivery is given by a combination of expert lecturers from the University of Surrey and from industry.
These courses can be taken on a one-off basis or some of them can form part of the MSc Electronic Engineering via short courses.
MSc Electronic Engineering via short courses
The purpose of the MSc Electronic Engineering via short courses is to encourage those working in industry to continue with their professional development without necessitating an expensive career break. This offers a flexible way of obtaining an MSc over a period of two to five years and can fit around full-time employment.
Antennas and Propagation
“Lab demonstrations add value to previous lectures and prompted a good discussion. Liked Tim’s flexibility in approach when dealing with different experience levels… Wanted to keep his first antenna!”
Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications
“Excellent course overall and I will recommend to others… Found the whole week a fascinating experience, providing a comprehensive
introduction to the issues and complexities surrounding mobile communications.”
“Good course with balanced tutorials… ADS Lab was very good... Detailed content.”
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies
“Overall an excellent course with fantastic lecturers… A very good
overview of IP that has helped put things into context and allowed
me to join up some of the key ideas with which I was partly familiar.”
Modern Radar Theory and Practice
“Good course, provided good overview of radar systems and was delivered very well… Felt well looked after with good food and help whenever needed.”
RF Circuit and System Design
“Good and comprehensive notes, enthusiastic lecturers… Would definitely recommend it to my colleagues at the same level for the purpose of learning and senior ones for refreshing… Excellent facilities, food, administration and parking… Lectures were passionate and informative.”
“Project Presentation a very good exercise for team building… I appreciate for all staff’s sincere efforts and contributions… A very enjoyable course, held at a very nice facility… Generally a very good
course that provides quite a comprehensive and detailed introduction... Would strongly recommend to others.”
Spacecraft Systems Design
“Concepts and theories easily understood and expertly presented… Great lectures – encompassed all content of technology…Professor
Underwood has really just a perfect knowledge about this area and the experiments were great!”