Short course calendar

Communication: Mobile Network Technologies

23 April 2018 - 4 May 2018


The aims for this module are to introduce students to the principals and practicalities of mobile telecommunication systems and prepare the students for future employment in telecommunications industry at an advanced technical level. It also aims to introduce the constraints and suggest ways that these constraints are countered, as well as to present mobile network technology evolution and introduce students to the state-of-the-art mobile telecommunication technologies.

More information, including content, assessment and learning time can be found here:


This course provides students with an appreciation of the complexities and issues associated with mobile communication systems. 

It provides an understanding of the current and near future mobile telecommunication systems, tackles network design problems with reference to infrastructure, network capacity, security and geographical location.

It includes: 1 x CDMA2000, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, UMTS, LTE, WiMAX, Basic System Design, Network Planning, Network Operation, Cellular Systems. Multiple Access Techniques,  Efficient Spectrum Utilization.

If you wish, you may take the assessment and accumulate credits towards a postgraduate award.

Assessment is by Exam

If you wish to take the assessment that goes with this module a booking must be made by early January.

If you are not taking the assessment a booking of at least 3 weeks prior to the module start date is required.

This module is a component of MSc in Digital Communications, Mobile Communications and Networked Communications. 

Course details

Course code
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Two weeks
Course leader
Dr Rob Edwards
Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Places available
Subject to availability - please contact


Target audience
This course is for practising engineers and managers in industry and commerce who wish to understand the practicalities of mobile telecommunication systems, its constraints and ways that these constraints are countered.
Previous experience
To get the most out of this course you will be a graduate engineer or have appropriate industrial experience.


- One optional question is given to students at the start of the course as a self study question. This question is an optional answer within the written examination. - One 3-hour written examination (100%).
15 credits


Course fee
Please contact: or see costs table on central CPD web-page.
Accommodation costs
Not included
Accommodation information
A variety of on and off campus accommodation to suit different budgets is available from imago, our conference and events service. Go to


Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.