Aston University: Smart Telecom and Sensing Networks (2 years)

InstitutionAston University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering and Applied Science
Telephone 0121 204 4810
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SMARTNET is a unique two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme supported by European Union funding.

Offered jointly by three universities, you’ll benefit from the distinctive and complementary academic qualities and strong educational and research environments of each one.

During this course, you’ll learn about the interdisciplinary fields of photonics and 5G wireless technologies for data communication, sensing and data processing.  

You’ll also benefit from the involvement of industrial partners who will give you the opportunity to bridge the gap between your academic knowledge and its application in the real world. This will be especially helpful as you work on your masters project.

What you’ll learn

You’ll study a range of subjects highly relevant to both industry and society. These will include optical and wireless networks, sensing networks, 5G technologies, photonics networks, digital signal processing and big data methods. As well as being of fundamental academic importance, these are critical subjects for the global future of information and communication technologies. 

There are six pathways on our SMARTNET course:

  • 5G broadband infrastructures

  • Advanced 5G network architectures

  • Energy efficient smart networks

  • High capacity 5G network systems

  • Connectivity technologies for smart network systems

  • Big data analytics and 5G.


Aston University

Aston University is a stimulating and enjoyable place to study. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment and are committed to giving you the opportunity to achieve your full potential. You will learn in a friendly and diverse community in the centre of Birmingham, a vibrant and multicultural city in the heart of the UK.

You will be taught by both academic experts and practitioners who bring a wealth of real world experience into the classroom. There is an emphasis on learning by doing, to ensure that you gain practical experience by applying …

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