Telecommunication Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
Telecommunications Engineering programme offered at Middlesex University is a combination of electrical engineering and computer science. It covers the design, installation and maintenance of networks and equipment, allowing for the interconnectivity of devices and people.


Why study MSc Telecommunications Engineering at Middlesex University?

This course provides a thorough understanding of modern and future communication systems and offers the opportunity to develop relevant practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to be at the forefront of the rapidly evolving telecommunications sector where the demand for skilled graduates is very high.

Our strong links with industry have allowed us to develop a practically focused course, which is essential to the needs of the rapidly changing telecommunications industry. We work with companies such as Microsoft and Siemens, and we are a Cisco local academy – meaning you will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops. The department is very active in cutting-edge research and you will be encouraged to learn, explore and work within our award-winning technology centre and telecoms laboratories. The labs are equipped with specialist hardware from National Instruments (NI), including the industry standard NI- USRP reconfigurable radio platform, and software such as MATLAB & Simulink, Cisco Packet Tracer, Riverbed Modeller, and EDX Signal Pro.

If you're not already in work, you'll have the option of doing a placement for up to 12 weeks, during which you'll work on your independent final project. We are very closely linked to our alumni students who have been employed in the UK and abroad with companies like BT, Amelco Ltd, Alcatel-Lucent, ZS Associates, Symphony Teleca, and F5 Networks.

Course highlights

  • You will be taught by experts in diverse areas of research with contributions at international conferences and publications in journals
  • Middlesex University is an official Cisco Academy and as part of your studies, you'll have the chance to work towards a Cisco CCNA professional certification
  • The course is accredited by the British Computer Society for both Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) status
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Networks and Internetworking 
  • Data Communication and Information Theory
  • Digital Transmission Systems
  • Mobile Communications 
  • Broadband Technologies and Fibre Optics 
  • Telecommunication Security 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
            • Intensity Flexible
          • Credits
            180 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following IELTS score:

          • Minimum required score:


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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Lower Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          • A 2:2 honours degree or above in computer science, science or engineering
          • Candidates with other degrees but with relevant work experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            13500 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            8800 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 8800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for London

          • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
            Living Costs

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