• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

You will develop a comprehensive communications knowledge-base, from the unique identity and credentials of specific technologies, to their history, infrastructure and architecture.

Over the MSc course you will develop an advanced understanding of specialist communications engineering. This spans from the essential element of modern optical communication systems, evaluating bandwidth-rich contemporary approaches, to network performance and network security. 

You will be introduced to technologies underlying the compressions and transmission of digital video, understand channel models and impairments that typically limit wireless system performance, and learn to design optimum digital communication receivers.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc Communications Engineering programme at Swansea University are well positioned for a range of rewarding opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles.

  • Broadcast engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Technical author
  • Technical sales engineer

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • RF and Microwaves
  • Stochastic Signals and Systems
  • Lasers and applications
  • Digital Communications
  • Radio and Optical Wireless Communications
  • Optical Networks
  • Optical Fibre Communications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2 or 3 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Usually entry requirements for the MSc Communications Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline.
  • If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time 2 years

  • UK-EU £ 4,550 
  • International £ 9,250
Part time 3 years
  • UK-EU £ 3,000
  • International £ 6,150

Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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