MSc (Eng) Communications and Signal Processing
(Award available for year: Master of Science (Eng))
On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:• Demonstrate a comprehensive and specialist knowledge and understanding of the science, mathematics and engineering principles which underpin the discipline, including those which are at the forefront of the subject, and a critical awareness of new developments and the wider engineering context.• Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, and also computational and analytical techniques and models, in order to solve complex engineering problems and reach substantiated conclusions; formulate and analyse complex problems, which may involve information that is incomplete or uncertain. • Demonstrate the ability to select, use and critically evaluate technical literature, and recognise the limitations of knowledge in the discipline.• Demonstrate the ability to design solutions to complex problems, and carry out extended engineering projects, considering a range of societal, user and commercial factors, and industry standards, and showing originality and creativity in the design process.• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental impacts of engineering, including the entire lifecycle of products, making appropriate decisions informed by professional codes of conduct.• Demonstrate the ability to apply academic research skills and advanced scholarship.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will also have had the opportunity to:• Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising initiative, decision-making skills and personal responsibility, and to evaluate their own performance, individually and as a member of a professional team. • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both the results of their own work and other complex information, to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in a variety of forms, selecting and evaluating the methods used.• Demonstrate the ability to manage and extend their own learning and professional development, the transferable skills necessary for employment within the engineering sector, and the skills necessary for life-long independent learning and professional development.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and may include written examinations, in-class and online tests, problem sheets, assignments, and coursework in the form of projects, reports, presentations and posters.This programme is subject to supplementary rules for progression and award which are additional to the University’s standard rules. These additional rules include the following criteria: In order to progress to the next level of study, or to be awarded the degree of Bachelors or Masters (including Integrated Masters), students must obtain a minimum mark not lower than 10% below the nominal pass mark in every module that contributes to the engineering learning outcomes. For most programmes, this means every module that is included in the programme. Students must also obtain a minimum mark not lower than 10% below the nominal pass mark in any significant assessment component within a taught module (a component worth more than 30% of the module marks) in order to pass the module and receive the module credit. This rule applies to all ‘ELEC’ coded modules.Full details about the assessment rules are available in the version of the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study.