We are placing ever-greater demands on the internet, and traditional telecommunication infrastructures are migrating to internet-based architectures and protocols. This programme benefits from the research and innovation of experts in our 5G Innovation Centre, who are leading the world in the race to the next generation of communications networks.
Our MSc in Communications Networks and Software covers the key aspects of mobile networks and the changing internet environment - in particular the convergence of computing and advances in next generation 5G mobile and wireless communications underpinned by software-based solutions.
Student projects can encompass experiments based on our cutting-edge testing facilities, including our mobile network testing infrastructure installed on campus part of our 5G Innovation Centre which is expected to develop into the world’s first 5G network test site. There is also scope to explore a wide variety of other topics such as future internet technologies, 5G mobile networking, network management and control, as well as emerging network services such as broadband applications and machine-oriented Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
At Surrey, students have the unique opportunity to participate through their project in research and innovation, activities carried out in the Institute for Communication Systems, home of the 5G Innovation Centre. High-quality work can lead to research contributions, patents or publications. Key material is taught by staff actively engaged in research including mobile networking, internet of things and web services.
Industries such as Huawei and CGI have recruited and sought skilled graduates from Surrey to support mobile networks and future internet services.