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Programme structure: Communications (PhD) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Enterprise EENGM8892 10 Mandatory
Information Theory 3 MATH34600 10 Mandatory
Communications CDT Group Project EENGM8890 20 Mandatory
Communications CDT Individual Research Project EENGM0012 60 Mandatory
Students taking the Communications graduates pathway must take the following unit:
Mathematics for Signal Processing and Communications EENGM0014 20 Optional
Students taking the Mathematics graduates pathway must take the following units:
Mobile Communications (M) EENGM2500 10 Optional
Networking Protocol Principles (M) EENGM0007 10 Optional
Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis (M) EENGM1400 10 Optional
Students who are not taking the Communications or Mathematics pathways, must take the following units:
Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis (M) EENGM1400 10 Optional
Networking Protocol Principles (M) EENGM0007 10 Optional
Mobile Communications (M) EENGM2500 10 Optional
Mathematics for Signal Processing and Communications EENGM0014 20 Optional
Choose remaining options from the list below to make a total of 180 credit points, with no more than 20 credit points below level M.
Human-Computer Interaction COMS21301 10 Optional
Cryptography A COMS30002 10 Optional
Coding Theory (M) EENGM2010 10 Optional
Mobile Communications (M) EENGM2500 10 Optional
Radio Frequency Engineering (M) EENGM6500 10 Optional
Digital Signal Processing Systems EENGM4100 10 Optional
Networking Protocol Principles (M) EENGM0007 10 Optional
Antennas and Electromagnetic Compatibility EENGM5010 10 Optional
Optical Networks EENGM0003 10 Optional
Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis (M) EENGM1400 10 Optional
Data Center Networking EENGM0008 10 Optional
Advanced Mobile Radio Techniques EENGM2510 10 Optional
Broadband Wireless Communications EENGM4221 10 Optional
Advanced Networks EENGM4211 10 Optional
Networked Systems and Applications EENGM0009 10 Optional
Mathematics for Signal Processing and Communications EENGM0014 20 Optional
Speech and Audio Processing EENGM1411 10 Optional
Optimum Signal Processing EENGM1000 10 Optional
Image and Video Coding EENGM4021 10 Optional
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMAT31530 20 Optional
Complex Networks 4 MATHM6201 20 Optional
Bayesian Modelling MATH30015 20 Optional
Dynamics of Networks EMATM0008 10 Optional
Uncertainty Modelling for Intelligent Systems EMATM1120 10 Optional
Random Matrix Theory MATH30016 10 Optional
MSc   180  

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Additional progress information

(An average mark of 60% being normally required for automatic progression to the PhD research phase and MSc not awarded).

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