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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.33k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 21.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    Satellite communications, broadcasting, terrestrial mobile networks and Internet are essential components of communication and information infrastructures. Surreys offering is unique in the world in the sense that all these topics are delivered in one university and by lecturers with extensive theoretical and practical experience and expertise.

    Programme overview
    Mobile communications provide terrestrial coverage in densely populated areas, while satellite communications enable wireless communication in regions where mobile networking is not cost-effective. The programme gives you an in-depth understanding of the engineering aspects of these important current and future technologies.

    Dissertations and projects
    The projects are an important part of the programme. They are designed to enable you to demonstrate your skills and ability to solve real-life problems while gaining more detailed knowledge of a particular topic.

    Our projects are based on real-world problems and are either conducted on campus or, when the project is based on a problem, suggested by industry, at the partner organisations premises. Participants have worked with INMARSAT, Logica, BT, Astrium, SSTL, Vodafone, Hutchison, O2, Orange, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, Nokia, Aircom, OFCOM and a number of small, local companies.

    Projects can be theoretical, simulation-based or experimental. In all cases, you are expected to show innovation and an ability to come up with your own solutions.

    Teaching and assessment
    Taught masters programmes in the Department of Electronic Engineering utilise our research-active staff in conjunction with state-of-the-art facilities to provide a range of learning experiences lectures, tutorials, directed study, practical laboratories and project work which prepare graduates for their professional life.

    We are particularly keen to develop in all our students a broad range of generic skills to complement the core technical or scientific competencies of their chosen subject area. Our modular programme format, coupled with the increasing use of innovative teaching and learning strategies such as e-learning, provides a flexible study environment whilst maintaining the academic rigour and quality expected of one of the UKs top-rated departments.


    * Digital Communications
    * Mobile Communications A
    * Mobile Communications B
    * Satellite Communications B
    * Data and Internet Networking
    * Mathematics of Signal Processing
    * Mobile Applications and Web Services
    * Network and Service Management and Control
    * Operating Systems for Mobile Systems Programming
    * Principles of Telecommunications and Packet Networks
    * RF Systems and Circuit Design
    * Dissertation

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    A good honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a good UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered.English language requirementsIELTS minimum overall: 6.5IELTS minimum by component: 6.0We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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