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Personal Radio Communications

20 November 2017 - 1 December 2017

This module provides an overview of various personal radio communications systems used around the world today. It examines key features of these systems in the context of channel access methods, guided and radiated waves and explores the interaction between radio waves and the human body. Upon completing the modules, students will be able to describe specific global communication networks at a systems level, describe basic processes involved in RF dosimetry relating to mobile phones and describe basic processes involved in RF dosimetry relating to mobile phones and provide an overview of major influential research pertaining to the possible effects of mobile phone RF radiation on human health. 

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

Course details

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


Target audience
This course is for practising engineers who wish to gain further experience and understanding of personal radio communications
Previous experience
To get the most out of this course you will be a graduate engineer or have appropriate industrial experience.


One coursework assessment (30%) to be submitted end of week 12. This is a design and analysis coursework based on electromagnetic simulation software and an OFDMA simulation in Mathcad. One two-hour written examination (70%) at the end of semester 1.


Course fee
Please contact or check costing table on central CPD 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.

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