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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc (Eng) Digital Communications Networks

Programme code:MSE-ELE/DCNUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr L Mhamdi Contact address:L.Mhamdi@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class (2.i) honours degree, or better in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computing, Mathematics or Physics, or a good second-class (2.ii) honours degree with demonstration of specific competence in communications theory or practice.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Electronic & Electrical Eng

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Electronic & Electrical Eng

Programme specification:

The distinctive feature of this programme is its focus on the non-physical aspects of communications systems - networks and mobile internet applications - rather than hardware design. This is a reflection of the current industrial trend, and ensures that students will graduate with both specialist in-depth knowledge and a broad range of skills and applications that will be in demand over a wide range of disciplines - from the traditional communications industries to banking, finance and commerce.

Modules will target new developments in data-centric networking and the growing trend in cloud computing and online services (e.g., web-search, video content hosting and distribution, social networking and large-scale computations).


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]


Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC5456MOptical Communications Networks15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5461MHigh Speed Internet Architecture15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5471MData Communications and Network Security15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5882MMSc Individual Project60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Students will be required to select 60 credits from the following modules.

Students with no prior experience in C-programming must select ELEC5681M.

ELEC5333MWireless Communications Systems Design15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5447MCellular Mobile Communication Systems15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5566MFPGA Design for System-on-Chip15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5611MDigital Media Engineering15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5650MMedical Electronics and E-Health15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5681MProgramming15 creditsSemester 1

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for award.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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