Study the techniques and technologies that enable advanced communications provision through fixed and wireless/mobile networks, and that modernise the core networks to provide ultra-high bit-rates and multi-service support.The Advanced Communications Engineering (RF Technology and Telecommunications) MSc at Kent is well-supported by companies and research establishments in the UK and overseas.
The programme reflects the latest issues and developments in the telecommunications industry delivering high quality systems level education and training. Gain deep knowledge of next generation wireless communication systems including antenna technology, components and systems, and fibre optic and converged access networks.
Knowledge and understanding
You gain knowledge and understanding of:
- digital communication systems and networks (including mobile/wireless networks) and an awareness of developing technologies in this field
- mathematical and computer models for analysis of digital communication systems (including wireless and optical communication systems) and networks
- design processes relevant to communication systems (including optical, microwave and digital systems) and networks (including wireless/mobile networks)
- characteristics of materials, equipment, processes and products, such as optical and microwave communications materials, equipment and products, and digital communication systems and networks processes, equipment and products
- project management techniques relevant to the electronics and computer industries.
You develop intellectual skills in:
- the ability to use fundamental knowledge to explore new and emerging technologies
- the ability to understand the limitations of mathematical and computer-based problem-solving and assess the impact in particular cases
- the ability to extract data pertinent to an unfamiliar problem and apply it in the solution
- the ability to analyse a problem and develop a system level specification, based on an understanding of the interaction between the component parts of the system
- the ability to apply engineering techniques, taking account of commercial and industrial constraints.
You gain subject-specific skills in:
- the ability to apply knowledge of design processes in unfamiliar situations and to generate innovative designs to fulfil new needs, particularly in the fields of broadband networks and mobile/wireless communication systems
- the ability to devise tests of a software and/or hardware system through experiment or simulation and to critically appraise the results
- the use of CAD tools including high-level system and network simulators to analyse problems and develop solutions
- the ability to search for technical information and apply it to a design
- the ability to apply management techniques to the planning, resource allocation and execution of a project
- the ability to prepare technical reports and presentations.
You gain the following transferable skills:
- the ability to generate, analyse, present and interpret data
- use of information and communications technology
- personal and interpersonal skills, working as a member of a team
- an ability to communicate effectively, in writing, verbally and through drawings
- the ability for critical thinking, reasoning and reflection
- the ability to manage time and resources within an individual and group project
- the ability to learn independently for the purpose of continuing professional development.
This programme aims to:
- educate graduate engineers and equip them with advanced knowledge of telecommunications and communication networks (including mobile systems), informed by insights and problems at the forefront of these fields of study, for careers in research and development in industry or academia
- produce high-calibre engineers with experience in specialist and complex problem-solving skills and techniques needed for the interpretation of knowledge and for systems level design in the telecommunications field
- provide you with proper academic guidance and welfare support
- create an atmosphere of co-operation and partnership between staff and students, and offer you an environment where you can develop your potential
- strengthen and expand opportunities for industrial collaboration with the School of Engineering and Digital Arts.