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Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship (Taught)

Cardiff University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Cardiff
English
27 September 2021

Program description

Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship (Taught)

This course aims to provide you with key, advanced level knowledge and skills that will allow you to succeed in the rapidly growing wireless and microwave communication industry. You will also develop research skills and other related abilities, enhancing your general engineering competency, employability, and providing you with an excellent platform for career development, whether that be within industry or academic research.

In addition, modules delivered by Cardiff University’s internationally recognised Business School will allow you the opportunity to gain valuable skills in entrepreneurship and an insight into what’s involved in starting your own business.

More specifically, the programme aims to equip you with:

  • Expertise in new and evolving areas, such as advanced microwave computer aided design and communication systems engineering.
  • Laboratory time and advanced engineering management alongside modules in radio frequency engineering, advanced industry standard microwave computer aided design (CAD) tools, fabrication and testing, advanced communication systems, advanced communication networks and non-linear RF designs and concepts.
  • Skills in entrepreneurship across a variety of business and technology disciplines complemented by the specialist modules taught by Cardiff Business School.
  • Real world technology product development experience, learn best practices and build an exceptional network from seasoned and successful entrepreneurs.
  • If you have software skills, you will have the opportunity to apply to the Alacrity Foundation to take part in their “boot camp”. This 12 month programme provides graduates with practical business training, software skills & mentorship so they can develop as entrepreneurs and launch their own UK based technology companies.

Admission requirements

A lower second class honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Communication Engineering, Communicaton Technology, Wireless Engineering or a similar field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification.

Entry to courses in Engineering will be subject to the University requirements for English language.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Software Tools and Simulation
  • RF Circuits Design and CAD
  • Research Case Study
  • Advanced Communication Systems
  • HF and RF Engineering
  • New Venture Plan
  • High Frequency Device Physics and Design
  • High Frequency Electronic Materials
  • Optoelectronics
  • Non-Linear RF Design and Concepts
  • Advanced CAD, Fabrication and Test

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK and EU Students is £14,200.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £21,950

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

On completing the course you will have developed key skills which can be applied to a variety of industrial and academic working environments. You will have gained learning skills including:

  • The ability to take an entrepreneurial approach to product design, strategic pricing, market engagement and implementation programmes.
  • The ability to identify stakeholder needs and conduct market research.
  • Originality, competence and confidence in tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • The ability to conceive, plan, undertake and manage an engineering project to a professional level.
  • Critical problem-solving skills, using a range of methodologies important to new product/service development.
  • An understanding of critical parts of a marketing strategy focusing on a new product/service.
  • The ability to model and characterise the components used in modern communications systems, and understand the differences between a model-based approach and an iterative dynamic modelling method employing real device elements.
  • An understanding of the hardware and software infrastructures used in the development of computer networks - including an appreciation of relevant industry standards and the use of current software tools associated with the widening role of internet-based communication.

Career opportunities

Career prospects are generally excellent with graduating students following paths either into research, business or related industry. After graduating, a number of students start their own businesses.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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CF10 3AT Cardiff

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