Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering with a Year in Industry

Cardiff University
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff
English

About this program

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering with a Research Year (MSc)

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.

More specifically, the programme aims to:

  • Develop expertise in new and evolving areas of microwave engineering including mobile communications and medical applications of microwaves.
  • Focus on areas including advanced computer aided design (CAD), measurement and characterisation and communication systems engineering.
  • Cover laboratory work and advanced engineering management alongside modules in radio frequency engineering, advanced fabrication and test, advanced communication systems and non-linear RF design and concepts.
  • Provide you with expertise in the areas of micro and nano-technology and optoelectronics.

Admission requirements

Typically, you will need to have either:

  • a 2:2 honours degree in communication engineering, communication technology, electrical or electronic engineering, wireless engineering or a similar subject, or an equivalent international degree
  • or relevant industrial experience evidenced by a reference.

English Language requirements:

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

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


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MSc) (Full time)

Year one

  • Software Tools and Simulation
  • RF Circuits Design and CAD
  • Research Study
  • Advanced Communication Systems
  • HF and RF Engineering
  • Advanced CAD, Fabrication and Test
  • Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Integrated Circuit Design and Technology
  • Micro- and Nano-engineering
  • Dissertation (Electronic)

Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MSc) (Part time)

Year one

  • Software Tools and Simulation
  • RF Circuits Design and CAD
  • HF and RF Engineering
  • Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Integrated Circuit Design and Technology
  • Micro- and Nano-engineering

Year two

  • Dissertation (Electronic)
  • Research Study
  • Advanced Communication Systems
  • Advanced CAD, Fabrication and Test

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Full-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£10,200
  • International students:£23,450

Part-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£5,100
  • International students:£11,725

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:

  • Understanding of the application of Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering to the design, implementation and management of systems that are able to collect, manipulate, interpret, synthesise, present and report data.
  • The ability to select an appropriate IT-based system development tool for a given task.
  • Examples of applicable tools include those deployed within current research into microwave and radio frequency systems, electro-magnetic applications, communication systems and software engineering.
  • The ability to undertake detailed device level design and characterisation of communications system components based upon an in-depth understanding of the major issues surrounding architecture and structures.
  • An appreciation of the stages involved in a the realisation of a key wireless microwave communications sub-system - including characterisation and measurement, modelling, computer aided design, optimisation, fabrication and test.
  • 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.
  • The ability to communicate your own ideas, research findings, underlying principles and theories effectively by oral, written and practical means.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team and as an individual.

Career paths

Career prospects are generally excellent with graduating students following paths either into research or related industry.

If you are interested in working in industry, many of our graduating MSc students achieve excellent employment opportunities in organisations including Infineon, Huawei, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Vodafone and International Rectifier.

In terms of research, Cardiff University has many electrical, electronic and microwave related research areas that require PhD students, and this MSc will provide you with an excellent platform if this is your chosen career path.

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