With the launch of 4G wireless networks (LTE), industry vendors are competing to recruit graduates with a unique combination of skills and knowledge in both wireless and broadband networking fields. This course offers an integrated approach to transmission technologies, signal processing techniques, broadband network design, wireless networking techniques and modelling simulation skills.
The unique features of this course are the integration of the latest wireless communications and broadband networking engineering which are at the forefront of modern telecommunication systems in the industry today.
Engineering employers have expressed their need for engineers with a solid grasp of the business requirements that underpin real engineering projects. Our course incorporates a management-related module focused on entrepreneurship and project management. This management module develops our graduates' commercial awareness and ensures that they have the skill-set valued by industry employers.
As a student here you'll benefit from well-equipped telecommunications lab and Cisco equipment.
Key course information - ordered by mode
- Technical, research and professional skills
- Computer network design
- Wireless communication and satellite systems
- Technology evaluation and commercialisation
- Optical and microwave communications
- Smart receivers and transmission techniques
- Final project
Engineers who keep abreast of new technologies in telecommunications, wireless and broadband networking are increasingly in demand.
There are diverse employment opportunities in this expanding field. Graduates could work for an equipment manufacturer, network infrastructure provider or a service provider, carrying out research, or working on the design and development projects, or production of data networks, broadband networking, optical fibre and microwave communications, wireless and mobile communications, cellular mobile networks or satellite systems. You could also pursue PhD studies after completing the course.
We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
The School of Engineering has a strong culture of research and extensive research links with industry through consultancy works and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). Teaching content on our courses is closely related to the latest research work.
This course is accredited by the IET as meeting the further learning requirements for CEng registration. The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 127 countries.
Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in a relevant subject
In order to be considered for entry to the course applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:
- A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in Electrical, Electronics, Communications or Computer Engineering; or
- Professional qualifications (e.g. CEng) along with several years of relevant industrial experience (should include analytical work). The relevant industrial experience is to be assessed by the Course Director.
How to apply
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