We have a wide range of testbeds available for projects, including IP multimedia, wireless networking, wireless sensors, satellite networking, and security testbeds. We also have a wide range of software tools for assignments and project work, including OPNET, NS2/3, and various system simulators.
We are placing ever greater demands on the Internet, and traditional telecommunication infrastructures are migrating to internet-based architectures and protocols. Our MSc in Communications Networks and Software covers the key aspects of the changing Internet environment, in particular the convergence of computing and communications underpinned by software-based solutions.
Dissertation and projects
The projects are a major 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.
Projects can either be carried out within a research group or, when the project is based on a practical 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.
* Data and Internet Networking
* Network and Service Management and Control
* Object-Oriented Design and C++
* Principles of Telecommunications and Packet Networks
* Advanced Signal Processing
* AI and AI Programming
* Internet of Things
* Mathematics of Signal Processing
* Mobile Applications and Web Services
* Mobile Communications A
* Mobile Communications B
* Operating Systems for Mobile Systems Programming
* Speech and Audio Processing and Coding