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MSc Telecommunications Engineering Degree

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Engineers with a good knowledge of telecommunications are much sought after and careers in this industry offer both high rewards and opportunities to work on the latest technical advances, which our MSc in Telecommunications Engineering prepares you for.

Our specialised curriculum will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to design and develop next generation telecommunication systems.

As fresh technologies emerge in this ever-expanding field, you will have the essential formal theory and confidence in your practical skills to support your long-term career development.

You will use professional network performance measurement equipment during the programme. Experimental work on network performance measurement and network abuse detection is undertaken with a testbed that may be used in appropriate projects.

The programme is regularly updated to accommodate scale, data-rate and security changes. Core study areas include advanced telecommunications techniques, communication networks, software defined radio, network security, communications channels and a specialist research project, supervised by experts in the field. Optional study areas include antennas, multimedia and communication networks and information theory.

Our MSc Telecommunications Engineering is delivered by experts in the field who are research active and known for their work and contributions to the discipline.

What you'll study

Our modules are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. A mix of compulsory and optional modules are offered, alongside the compulsory completion of a 60-credit telecommunications project.

Your personal and professional development

We like our students to hit the ground running in their first days at work and be useful from day one. To achieve this, we make great efforts to give you state-of-the-art knowledge combined with key engineering skills.

Future career prospects

Job opportunities include both senior technical and managerial activities in the fields of communications engineering, such as:

high speed digital design
communication systems engineering
software/firmware engineering
algorithm development
signal processing engineering.

Your development

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
use evidence-based methods in the solution of complex problems
work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
use an engineering approach to solve problems in unfamiliar situations
be creative and innovative in problem-solving
use a wide range of information and communications technology
make informed, autonomous decisions to manage time and resources in project delivery
communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
recognise your own developmental potential and learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments
assess potential solutions against organisational codes of conduct to judge the impact of actions on others and on the integrity of your profession.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 23,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

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    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports making it easier to explore more of Europe.
The university is home to over 21,500 students and staff from more than 130 different countries.
Loughborough University has been in the Complete University Guide’s top 10 for five years in a row.

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