Postgraduate

Communications and Signal Processing MSc

Communications and Signal Processing MSc

Full time: 12 months

Profile

Our Communication and Signal Processing MSc equips you with the theory and practice necessary to begin a career as a design or development engineer in communications and signal processing.


Your course during COVID-19

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Further information

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Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.


About this course

Highlights of the course include:

  • unparalleled coverage of all major disciplines in communications engineering and signal analysis methodology
  • the comprehensive treatment of advanced communication systems from theoretical and practical approaches
  • innovative educational techniques designed to equip you with practical knowledge
  • design skills and research methodologies
  • you will develop transferable skills in research and knowledge acquisition

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and graduates in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physics
  • communications, information and control engineering
  • electronics
  • information and science technology

On completing the course, many students progress into employment as design and development engineers in telecommunications and digital signal processing areas or onto a higher research degree.

Our Communications and Signal Processing MSc derives its uniqueness from research strengths in communications and digital signal processing in the School of Engineering.

All course lecturers have a world-wide reputation for high quality research at the leading edge of the subject. They have many years of experience with industrial projects and in running short courses for industry.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

Graduates on this programme are prepared for wide range of application across the globe including but not limited to :

  • Mobile Wireless Communications: 4G/5G, WiMAX, UWB and Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks
  • The Design of Multi-Carrier Modulation Schemes for Network Communications
  • Fast and Low Power Algorithms for Signal Processing and Communications
  • Massive MIMO and Cooperative Diversity Schemes
  • Channel Coding
  • Green Communications and Energy Harvesting
  • Underwater Acoustics and Communications
  • Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Encryption and Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Bio-Inspired Communications and Signal Processing Algorithms
  • Electromagnetic Non-destructive Testing/Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Assistive Living and Mental Healthcare
  • Signal and Information extraction in challenging and dynamic field environments
  • Biomedical Signal Processing and Sensors

Our degree programme also provides a route into further study at PhD level.

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Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MSc

Home

Full time: £11,400

 
International

Full time: £24,300

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physics
  • communications, information and control engineering
  • electronics
  • information and science technology

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.