Digital Communications Systems MSc
- Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year
- Location: Loughborough
- Part-time: Not available
- School: Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Modern information systems continue to transform and progress the ease with which information can be accessed across the globe and to underpin digital society and economy.
This programme is aimed at recent engineering, physics and computer science graduates and/or those with a number of years’ industry experience in the communications industry who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of this key specialism in order to progress their careers.
It provides thorough coverage of the special skills and knowledge needed to meet the high and increasing demand for digital communications engineers who can manage and develop the technologies of today’s data-driven lifestyle.
Core study areas include the fundamentals of digital signal processing information theory and coding, and a specialist research project, supervised by experts in the field.
Optional study areas include communication networks, personal radio communications, communication channels, digital signal processing, software defined radio, multimedia, mobile networks and intelligent signal processing.
Students on the programme have access to laboratories, industry standard software and hardware including equipment provided by Texas Instruments. There is a range of anechoic chambers including the largest microwave chamber at any UK university.
An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic/electrical engineering, computer engineering or physics.
Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.
You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.
Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.
Job opportunities include both senior technical and managerial activities in the fields of communications engineering including high speed digital design, communication systems engineering, software/firmware engineering, algorithm development and signal processing engineering.