Heriot-Watt University: Telecommunications

InstitutionHeriot-Watt University View institution profile
Department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Web www.hw.ac.uk/postgrad
Email studywithus@hw.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 451 3729
Study type Taught


This is an advanced MSc programme in the rapidly expanding area of telecommunications engineering. The programme offers a balance between theory and practice (hardware and software based projects) and is aimed at telecommunications, electrical, electronic, physics/mathematics and computer engineering graduates.

5G Technologies

The programme explores the use and application of engineering principles in the specification, design, development and deployment of telecommunications. Specialised training is provided across key 5G technologies including -

Fibre Optic Communications
Satellite Communications
Antenna and RF Technologies
Internet of Things
Networks and Security
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Students will develop a detailed knowledge of telecommunication networks and gain the specialist skills, techniques and practices to work in the current and future (5G and beyond) telecoms industry. Graduates will be equipped to develop and implement creative solutions to the problems encountered in terrestrial networks, satellite networks, and Internet of Things (IoT).
Industry Leading Teaching

The MSc Telecommunications at Heriot-Watt is ranked in the UK top 10 for Telecommunications Engineering by the Academic Rankings of World Universities. Our programme is delivered by academic leaders in the field of Senors, Signals and Systems and three of our acadmics are IEEE Fellows, awarded for extraordinary accomplishments in their field of expertise.

Heriot-Watt's new GRID will be the hub for all of our project and laboratory work. This specially designed centre has innovative labs that exemplify our learning-by-doing approach. This will enable you to undertake a wide range of learning activities and to progressively develop your skills and knowledge throughout the degree programme.
GRID will also foster multi-disciplinary working and will provide you with experience of working in project teams, similar to being in the actual workplace. In addition, the facilities are available for students who want to work on their own projects either individually or as part of student societies.

Heriot Watt University is home to the largest RF lab in Scotland.


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