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    Course Content

    This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements.

    During the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete 120-credits´ worth of taught modules. This will include at least 90 credits from the following:

    * HDL for Programmable Logic with project
    * Advanced Communications with project
    * DSP for telecommunications, multimedia and instrumentation with project
    * Advanced Signal Processing with project
    * RF Microelectronics with / without project
    * Instrumentation and Measurement with project
    * Ultrasonics with / without project
    * Optical Communications
    * SystemC for Digital System Design

    In addition, you will be able to choose a maximum of 30-credits´ worth of optional modules from the following list:

    * Integrated Photonics: Design and Technology
    * Microwave Communications
    * Object Oriented Programming with Java
    * Software Engineering Design
    * Digital Communications
    * VLSI Design
    * Electronic Design
    * Telecommunication Electronics
    * Solid State Devices
    * Embedded Computer Hardware
    * Control Electronics and Microprocessors
    * Control 1
    * Power Electronics Design

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research over the summer under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area. We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc.

    Course Structure
    The MSc in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering is studied on a full-time basis over 12 months.

    This course operates on a modular basis and consists of two semesters - during which you will follow a series of taught modules (worth 120 credits) - followed by a 60-credit research project undertaken during the summer period.

    You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition.

    Most taught modules are assessed by examination and / or written work.

    Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering.

    In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research.

    We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, which - unlike the MSc - does not have a dissertation requirement.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

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