Mobile and Satellite Communications

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.03 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.2 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:5431 Duration:12 months

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Satellite communications, broadcasting, terrestrial mobile networks and Internet are essential components of communication and information infrastructures. Surreys offering is unique in the world in the sense that all these topics are delivered in one university and by lecturers with extensive theoretical and practical experience and expertise.

Programme overview
Mobile communications provide terrestrial coverage in densely populated areas, while satellite communications enable wireless communication in regions where mobile networking is not cost-effective. The programme gives you an in-depth understanding of the engineering aspects of these important current and future technologies.

Dissertations and projects
The projects are an important part of the programme. They are designed to enable you to demonstrate your skills and ability to solve real-life problems while gaining more detailed knowledge of a particular topic.

Our projects are based on real-world problems and are either conducted on campus or, when the project is based on a problem, suggested by industry, at the partner organisations premises. Participants have worked with INMARSAT, Logica, BT, Astrium, SSTL, Vodafone, Hutchison, O2, Orange, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, Nokia, Aircom, OFCOM and a number of small, local companies.

Projects can be theoretical, simulation-based or experimental. In all cases, you are expected to show innovation and an ability to come up with your own solutions.

Teaching and assessment
Taught masters programmes in the Department of Electronic Engineering utilise our research-active staff in conjunction with state-of-the-art facilities to provide a range of learning experiences lectures, tutorials, directed study, practical laboratories and project work which prepare graduates for their professional life.

We are particularly keen to develop in all our students a broad range of generic skills to complement the core technical or scientific competencies of their chosen subject area. Our modular programme format, coupled with the increasing use of innovative teaching and learning strategies such as e-learning, provides a flexible study environment whilst maintaining the academic rigour and quality expected of one of the UKs top-rated departments.


* Digital Communications
* Mobile Communications A
* Mobile Communications B
* Satellite Communications B
* Data and Internet Networking
* Mathematics of Signal Processing
* Mobile Applications and Web Services
* Network and Service Management and Control
* Operating Systems for Mobile Systems Programming
* Principles of Telecommunications and Packet Networks
* RF Systems and Circuit Design
* Dissertation

A good honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a good UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered.English language requirementsIELTS minimum overall: 6.5IELTS minimum by component: 6.0We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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