Telecommunications - MSc
School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks
- Full Time: 12 months
- Full Time: €4,400 per year
International Students: €11,350 International GDL
The field of telecommunications has recently experienced immense developments and is an area of exciting opportunities and rapid expansion.
The MSc Telecommunications course aims to produce skilled professional telecommunications engineers who can provide and manage communications networks and services for commercial advantage.
The course is suitable for competent students from both scientific and engineering backgrounds wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of recent techniques in the design, development, administration and management of telecommunications.
- The duration of this course is normally two years but can be studied over a period of seven years to suit your individual personal or professional needs.
- There are four intakes per year normally in January, April, July and September.
- Telecommunication Systems-30 Credits
- Data Communications Systems-15 Credits
- Project Management & Research Methodology-15 Credits
- Mobile and Wireless Communications-30 Credits
- Management of Network Services-30 Credits
- Telecommunication Systems
This module provides students with detailed knowledge of the principles of telecommunications systems, while emphasising technologies that support digital communications. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics and advantages of digital signals, as well as issues relating to transmission, line coding and modulation.
- Data Communications Systems
This module provides students with detailed knowledge and understanding of the key principles of the design, development and diagnostics of data communication systems.
- Project Management & Research Methodology
This module covers project planning, scheduling and monitoring tools and techniques while at the same time developing research philosophies, strategies and methods relevant to the telecommunications industry.
- Mobile and Wireless Communications
This module provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of mobile and wireless communications systems emphasising the wireless environment, mobile systems, as well as network planning and mobile services.
- Management of Network Services
This module provides students with detailed knowledge of the requirements and operation of networks and the associated service management. Emphasis is placed on the realisation of Quality of Service (QoS) concepts in digital networks and mobile communications.
- Master's Project / Dissertation
The project will allow the student to demonstrate their ability to apply skills and knowledge to the solution of a practical problem, or to an investigation into a research topic appropriate to the rationale of the course.
The course comprises a series of assessments, including a research element to ensure that students gain up-to-date knowledge of both the theory and practice of the relative discipline in question, and a practical element in which students will assess strategic issues and practices.
The assessment requirement of each module is detailed in the syllabus. The assessment tasks will normally include a number of written reports and these will be in a formal style with executive summary, analysis, synthesis and discussion.
After your studies
The University can offer postgraduate research (MPhil and PhD) programmes. Details can be found on the postgraduate section of the website.
In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in telecommunications technologies and there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry. The course also develops a wide spectrum of transferable skills to take into a general business career.