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Communications and Information Engineering - MSc (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

Our one-year MSc in Communications and Information Engineering will equip you for employment opportunities in the field, which is currently undergoing a revolution. Recent graduates occupy positions in a variety of industries in the UK and worldwide, including core network provision, logistics, software support, and data communication services.

The School of Engineering has strong links with a number of leading telecommunications companies and this course is also the perfect platform for progression to a research degree.

Core Modules:
Five core modules provide comprehensive training in the essential elements of modern communication and information engineering. Information theory and coding underpins the physical aspects of both optical and radio transmission, as well as signal processing methods. We also look at developments in radio network architectures and deployment.

  • Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Antenna, Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory
  • Optical Communication Systems
  • Signal & Image Processing

Optional Modules:
Three optional modules will allow you to tailor the course to your interests. They include extra Engineering content such as the design of integrated circuits or optical engineering. In addition, options from the Department of Computer Science and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies offer key insights into approaches for dealing with the increasing data volumes collected in modern society.

  • ASICs, MEMS and Smart Devices
  • Optical Engineering
  • Data Mining
  • Foundations of Data Analytics
  • Sensor Networks and Mobile Data Comms
  • Methods and Practices in Urban Science

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

The degree comprises eight taught modules and a research project that provides you with the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice.

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and written examinations.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Deloitte; China Telecom; Huawei.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Technical and Consultancy roles in wireless communications, photonics and communication networks.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject 

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

School of Engineering

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.