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Wireless and Computer Communication Networks MSc

Course code

86FEPWIRCOCO

Start date

September

Subject area

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Mode of study

1 year full-time

Fees

2021/22

UK £9,650

International £19,855

2020/21 changes

Click here to read about the changes we are making to our education delivery from September 2020, in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Overview

Brunel’s new Wireless and Computer Communication Networks MSc will deepen your theoretical understanding of wireless and computer communication systems, as well as equip you with the ability to analyse complex problems associated with such systems.

You will study and work to solve complex industrial problems in wireless and computer communications. This specialist course has a particular emphasis on traditional, new and emerging technologies and subjects, including communication network technologies, communication network security, intelligent systems, internet of things, radio and optical communication systems, business and enterprise and engineering ethics and sustainability.

Access is available to modern technical facilities including computer, electronics, and power and control laboratories where you’ll work on your lab exercises. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in purpose-built computer laboratories.

During your studies, you will benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals. You’ll participate in conferences and deliver poster presentations on your research work. This allows you to network and exchange ideas with experts in wireless and computer communication networks.

Our new MSc wireless and computer communication networks degree is seeking accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This professional engineering institution ensures that your degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

You will study the taught modules in the first two terms and then spend four months working on your dissertation. The dissertation is an advanced investigation into a current problem area related to wireless and computer communication networks.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.

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Careers and your future

A wireless and computer communication networks degree from Brunel will equip you with the broad knowledge and skills relevant to the rapidly expanding and fast-moving wireless and data communications sector.

Brunel’s closeness to the highest concentration of the UK’s electronic engineering and telecommunications industry – in London and along the M4 corridor – means our careers network is second to none.

Our graduates have been recruited by a wide range of wireless and communications equipment manufacturers, vendors, service providers, and end users.

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UK entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Electrical or Electronic Engineering; Computer Science; Information Systems; Mathematics or Physics.

Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17) 

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2021/22 entry

UK

£9,650 full-time

International

£19,855 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

Our wireless and computer communication networks is delivered by a diverse team of academic staff. Many are world-renowned researchers and they feed their active research into the course.

There will also be guest lectures from our industrial partners and the opportunity for networking at conferences with key industry specialists.

Study will combine lectures, seminars, workshop sessions, computer simulation, self-study, and individual and group project work.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

Your progress will be assessed via assignments, presentations, technical analytical reports, group reports, exams and your dissertation.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.