This course is designed to fill the increasing demand for specialists in the telecommunications industry. It enables you to develop advanced knowledge and skills across telecommunications and electronics.
Telecommunication and electronics are branches of engineering that apply sophisticated technology to create, operate and improve communications equipment and infrastructure.
The increased need for communications in modern day society has led to the development of a complex global communication infrastructure that uses the latest mobile and wired technologies.
To keep up with the increasing demands placed on this infrastructure requires engineers with the latest knowledge and skills in current and emerging technologies.
On the course, you study key technical areas such as digital electronic system design and communications media along with management modules to develop your project and managerial ability.
A range of option modules from artificial intelligence to software engineering allow you to focus your studies towards your career aims and needs.
As well as improving your telecommunications and electronics professional practice and knowledge, we also focus on building wider skills including planning, research and innovation.
We emphasise practical learning and problem solving, and you explore the complex issues that are typical of modern communication systems through case studies. You also complete a major project in an area of your choice.
We are holding a part-time eventhttp://www.shu.ac.uk/think/ on 13 May 2009, where you can find out more about our courses and staff
MSc Computer and Network Engineeringhttp://prospectus.shu.ac.uk/op_pglookup1.cfm?id_num=391
MSc Electronics and Information Technologyhttp://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/computing/electronics_it/
We invested in an entire new suite of electronics and communications laboratories and specialist teaching facilities in 2008.Associated careers
This course equips you with the skills and personal qualities to drive your career development.
As a telecommunications and electronic engineering graduate, you are well suited to careers involving
the design and development of the latest telecommunication technologies
the maintenance and upgrade of the current telecommunications infrastructure
This course also prepares you for a career in research or teaching after further study, such as our
MPhil/PhD Research Degrees – Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institutehttp://prospectus.shu.ac.uk/op_pglookup1.cfm?id_num=190
MPhil/PhD Research Degrees – Materials and Engineering Research Institutehttp://prospectus.shu.ac.uk/op_pglookup1.cfm?id_num=840
Course contentCore modules
- communication media
- digital electronic system design
You also study six further modules
Choose one or two from:
- finance and marketing
- management of strategy, change and innovation
- project and quality management
Choose four or five from:
- advanced control systems
- applicable artificial intelligence
- business process management
- communication engineering
- communication networks
- control system analysis and design
- microprocessor engineering
- digital signal processing
- group project – international product development
- network applications
- object-oriented methods
- operating systems
- software engineering
- VLSI design
- machine vision
Typically you need one from the following
an honours degree in a relevant science or engineering subject, usually at least second-class
suitable professional qualifications in an appropriate engineering area
a degree in any discipline plus at least one year of relevant industrial experience
a diploma in a technological area, with at least three years of relevant experience
If your first language is not English, you also need evidence of English language competence such as an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.