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Communication: Personal Radio Communications

Date to be confirmed

Personal Radio Communications is currently not scheduled as a Short Course.  If you have an enquiry regarding this please contact Ms Jo Mason.

This course is for practising engineers in industry and commerce wishing to understand the basic aspects of personal radio communications, multiple access schemes and radio frequency principles of mobile communications.

This course outlines the system parameters of Personal Radio Communications, introduces key features of these in the context of guided and radiated waves and provides understanding of the effects of Radio Communications on the human body, multiple access schemes and radio frequency principles of mobile communications, basic knowledge of global cellular systems, both 2G and 3G, understanding of dosimetry and its impact on personal radio communications and understanding of basic antenna parameters.

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

Course details

Course code
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Two weeks
Course leader
Dr Will Whittow
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Places available


Target audience
This course is for practising engineers and managers in industry and commerce who wish to extend their knowledge in the area 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.



Course fee
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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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