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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Mobile Communication Systems (2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Mobile Communication Systems
Programme code LLPT03/LLPT13
Length of programme 1 year up to 4 years. Consult the programme director for advice.
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/taught/mobile-communication-systems/

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:12:48 BST

1. Programme Aims

This course aims to:

  • Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in the latest mobile and wireless technologies through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
  • Develop students’ knowledge of Internet technologies and applications, broadband, mobile, and wireless communication networks
  • Develop students’ critical thinking to assess the development, evaluation and implementation of current and future mobile communicaton system architectures and related application areas.
  • Use action-based learning to provide individuals and teams with employment skills essential to the digital/tech industry

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012, especially Part A: Setting and maintaining academic standards:
    • The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ), the QAA, August 2008
    • Master’s Degree Characteristics, the QAA, March 2010
    • The Higher Education Credit Framework for England, the QAA, August 2008
  • The Quality Code, Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality
    • Chapter B1: Programme Design, Development and Approval
    • Chapter B3: Learning and Teaching
    • Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement
    • Chapter B6: Assessment of students
  • Master’s Degree Subject Benchmark for Engineering, the QAA, 2015
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd Edition 2014.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Proposals for National Arrangements for the Use of Academic Credit in Higher Education in England: Final Report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.
  • The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS): Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and systematic understanding of…

K1 mobile and wireless communication systems including mobile Internet

K2 user mobility and mobile communication technologies limitations

K3 Internet mobility management and communication channel variations

K4 demonstrate intended learning outcomes of a complementary subject as this will help students to appreciate how such study deepens knowledge and understanding of the influence of Digital Technologies

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

C1 understand in depth how to develop new mobile communication systems

C2 critically evaluate new mobile and wireless communication supporting technologies and services

C3 generate innovative communication architectures for the future service demands

C4 exploit knowledge to propose advanced internet and mobile applications for fixed and mobile users

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

P1 analyse and evaluate mobile system problems related to existing technologies

P2 understand and develop improved solutions to mobile and wireless communication services

P3 create innovative mobile and wireless communication services and develop the necessary building blocks to synthesise such systems

P4 exploit their technical knowledge to create novel mobile and wireless communication technologies

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

T1 communicate their work via technological platforms

T2 use their knowledge to propose technological solutions for problems and support them with the necessary evidence

T3 generate new technological concepts in creation and innovation of future digital technologies

T4 demonstrate technical knowledge and skill in developing their own ideas

4. Programme structure

LLP008

Collaborative Project

 

15

1-2

C

N/A*

Second subject module

 

15

1

C

LLP101

Internet and Communication Networks

15

1

C

LLP104

Mobile broadband and wireless networks

15

1

C

LLP107~

Network security

15

2

O

LLP108~ Internet of Things and Applications 15 2 O

LLP103~

Media processing and coding

15

2

O

 

 

 

 

 

LLP106~

Advanced 3D media environments 

15

2

O

LLP109~

Introduction to programing and Matlab

15

2

O

LLP110~

Cloud technologies and systems

15

2

O

LLP111~

Media cloud applications and services

15

2

O

LLP501

Dissertation

 

60

2

C

~ Students must choose and complete 4 of the 7 optional modules to complete the MSc. Mobile Communication Systems. 

*Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules (below) offered by the other LU LON Institutes in the first semester:Second Subject Modules:

Code

Title

Modular Weight

 

Semester

C/O

LLP002

Design Thinking

15

 

1

O

LLP207

Principals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

15

 

1

O

LLP231

 

Introduction to Diplomacy

15

1

O

 LLP314

Sport Media and Marketing

 

15

1

O

LLP415

The Key Topics in Media and Creative Industries

15

 

1

O

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of regulation XXI.    

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable

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