M.Sc. Signal Processing & Communications

The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This programme provides graduates and working professionals with a broad training in signal processing and communications. It is suitable for recent graduates who wish to develop the specialist knowledge and skills relevant to this industry and is also suitable as advanced study in preparation for research work in an academic or industrial environment or in a specialist consultancy organisation. Engineers or other professionals wishing to participate in the MSc programme may do so on a part-time basis.

Description of Signal Processing & Communications

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Our students gain a thorough understanding of theoretical foundations as well as advanced topics at the cutting edge of research in signal processing and communications.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

This programme is run over 12 months, with two semesters of taught courses followed by a research project leading to a masters thesis.

Semester 1 courses

  • Discrete-Time Signal Analysis
  • Digital Communication Fundamentals
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Signal Processing Laboratory

Semester 2 courses

  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Advanced Digital Communications
  • Array Processing Methods
  • Advanced Concepts in Signal Processing
  • Phase 1 project

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

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Requirements for Signal Processing & Communications

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, typically in electrical engineering with a specialisation in signal processing and/or communications. Applications from related fields such as computer science, physics or mathematics will also be considered.

Entry into this high-level programme is competitive and high grades are expected in fundamentals such as mathematics, signals and systems, probability and statistics and communications and signal processing.

Work Experience for Signal Processing & Communications

No work experience is required.

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