University of Hertfordshire: Communications and Information Engineering

InstitutionUniversity of Hertfordshire
Department Engineering
Telephone 01707 284000
Study type Taught


Why MSc Communications and Information Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire?

  • Employment prospects: Graduates have gone on to work as Communications Systems Engineers, Network and Communications Engineers for organisations including Transport for London, Network Rail, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. 

  • Industry accreditation: This course is accredited by IET and meets the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC).  

  • Teaching excellence: You will be taught by the Engineering Research Group research academics. This group receives funding each year from industry to deliver industry-demand courses.   

This course enables students to understand the fundamentals of information theory and apply appropriate performance and quality measures to engineer enhanced data communication systems. Students design state-of-the-art networks using legacy as well as emerging optical and wireless technologies, developing the students’ ability to define and apply appropriate analytic, algorithmic and a mix of simulation and hardware tools for reliable data transfer.

Students will cover subject-specific subjects such as Digital Mobile Communication Systems and Optical Communication Technologies alongside cohort taught subjects to develop their management skills and their employability. The successful postgraduates of the course will acquire the knowledge and understanding, intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary for the analysis and synthesis of problems in engineering and manufacturing through a combination of experimental, simulation, research methods and case studies. They can expect to gain work in a range of disciplines within a variety of industries from specialist technical roles to positions of management responsibility.


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