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5G and Future Generation Communication Systems MSc - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc 5G and Future Generation Communication Systems

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Electronic Engineering
PGDip 5G and Future Generation Communication Systems

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFA61041 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFA61042 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

100159

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

Uses Engineering Council (EC) document UK-SPEC as benchmark. EC document “Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes in Engineering”; IET Handbook (on the interpretation of EC documents in the context of electronic engineering programmes)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Computer Science and Electronic Eng

Programme Leader

TAFAZOLLI Rahim (Elec Elec En)

Date of production/revision of spec

06/02/2023

Educational aims of the programme

  • The overarching aim of the MSc programme in 5G and Future Generation Communication System aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge involved in communications and 5G and future mobile technology together with the principles, algorithms and protocols that underpin Internet-based mobile backbone networks. This material is complemented by optional study in areas such as mobile applications and web services, the Internet of Things, network management, and satellite communications to allow the student to personalise their study. The project dissertation will be chosen by the student allowing them to assist with professional career development within industry or to serve as a precursor to academic research.
  • To ensure that our MSc programmes completely satisfy the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status thereby allowing our graduates to obtain professional recognition.
  • To produce graduates equipped with subject specific knowledge and transferable skills aligned to the Surrey Pillars of graduate attributes and graduates capable of planning and managing their own life-long learning to equip them for roles in industry, in research, in development, in the professions, and/or in public service.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of engineering concepts and tools in analysis of engineering problems.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of design principles in the creation and development of innovative products to meet a defined need.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of engineering practice including the importance of project management, teamwork, and communication within an engineering context.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to enhance their global and cultural intelligence through working with students from around the world and working on a rich variety of assignments and projects appropriate to their programme.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to enhance their digital capabilities through the use of assignments and projects making various use of programming languages as well as enhancing their general transferable information technology skills in the analysis of data, and via the preparation of assignments, reports and presentations.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to enhance their employability skills via use of a training needs analysis which students complete for their individual project to understand how they need to build both their technical and transferable skills.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to enhance their resourcefulness and resilience skills via use of authentic style coursework and assignments, working in teams and undertaking a major individual project. This will build up a student's personal confidence as they advance from well-structured problems to open-ended problems and their individual project.
  • To provide opportunities for masters students to enhance their knowledge and awareness of sustainability via consideration of sustainability issues such as the UN's Sustainability Development Goals appropriate to their programme.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex problems in next generation communication systems. KC PGDip, MSc M1
Formulate and analyse complex problems in next generation communication systems to reach substantiated conclusions. KC PGDip, MSc M2
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems in next generation communication systems, discussing the limitations of the techniques employed KCT PGDip, MSc M3
Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex problems in next generation communication systems CP PGDip, MSc M4
Design solutions for complex problems in next generation communication systems that evidence some originality and meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate to include consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards CP PGDip, MSc M5
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems in next generation communication systems (to include the entire life-cycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts CP PGDip, MSc M7
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team. Evaluate effectiveness of own and team performance PT MSc M16
Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences, evaluating the effectiveness of the methods used PT MSc M17
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex problems in electronic engineering. KC PGCert
Formulate and analyse problems in electronic engineering to reach substantiated conclusions. KC PGCert
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model problems in electronic engineering KCT PGCert
Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve problems in electronic engineering CT PGCert
Design solutions for problems in electronic engineering that evidence some originality and meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate to include consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards CP PGCert

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.