Surrey is a world-leader in satellite communications, broadcasting, terrestrial mobile networks and the internet: essential components of communication and information infrastructures. This has allowed us to create a masters programme that is delivered by academics and researchers with extensive theoretical expertise and practical experience.
Mobile communications provide terrestrial coverage in densely populated areas, while satellite communications enable wireless communication in regions where mobile networking is not cost-effective.
This masters will give you an in-depth understanding of the engineering aspects of these important current and future technologies.
The University of Surrey has well established contacts with major satellite manufacturers, operators and service providers, and is also a major hub for terrestrial communications research, being home to the world’s largest academic research group specifically in 5G communications.
Our state-of-the-art 5G Innovation Centre was founded with key national and international industry players in the communications field, including the UK’s major mobile operators. It is focused on driving the delivery of a mobile communications and wireless connectivity capable of meeting the need of tomorrow's connected society and digital economy.
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|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Part-time||60 months||Oct 2018|
|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.
This programme reflects the importance of mobile telephony, mobile data communications and satellite-based communications as complementary technologies.
Students will gain a detailed knowledge of the fundamentals and advanced concepts involved in communications and 3G/4G/5G mobile technology, satellite-based communications and networking.
The course material is complemented by study in areas such as mobile applications and web services, mobile app software development, RF design, internet of things, and network management.
Teaching materials and projects are closely aligned with research being undertaken by the Institute for Communication Systems.
Within the Department the Institute for Communication Systems has a long standing history of over 25 years' research experience in land mobile satellite communications. More recently the Institute became home to the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) which has over £80 million worth of investment from government and industry. 5GIC was set up for tomorrow’s connected society and digital economy.
Our graduates have progressed to working in large mobile or satellite copmanies including Inmarsat, Vodafone, Samsung and Telefonica.