Internet Engineering MSc


The Internet Engineering MSc offers a breadth of courses that explain all the fundamental pieces of the Internet. Graduates acquire the skills necessary to design, manage and maintain the networks that will build the Future Internet, placing them in a prime position at the forefront of this rapidly changing field.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
  • Overseas Full-time: £21,700

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

Students develop an understanding of the evolving networks and applications using the internet protocol. Particular attention is given to the convergence of telecommunications and data networks into 'all IP'-carrier grade networks. The programme offers specialisms including fundamental network design, applications and services, and security and network management.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering is one of the most highly rated electronic engineering research departments in the UK. Our research and teaching ethos is based on understanding the fundamentals and working at the forefront of technology development.

This MSc offers a wide variety of courses that include the physical layer (optical, wireless), the Internet layer (routing, congestion control, traffic engineering), the application layer (codecs, security) and the "business layer" (regulation, business opportunities).

Lectures are delivered by world-leading researchers in all these fields with regular invited lectures from the main industrial players in the telecommunications industry.


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (75 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

An exit-level Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.

An exit-level Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Telecommunications Networks
  • Mobile Communications Systems
  • Software for Network and Services Design
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Introduction to IP Networks
  • Professional Development Module: Transferable Skills (not credit bearing)

Options

  • Communications System Modelling
  • Network and Services Management
  • Telecommunications Business Environment
  • Internet Multimedia Systems
  • Network Planning and Operations
  • Data Networks and Protocols

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, guest lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and workshop sessions and project work. Assessment is through unseen written examination, coursework, design exercises and the research project.

Further details available on subject website:


Funding

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) awards competitive scholarships for postgraduate study, for details visit www.theiet.org

Please visit the UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering Scholarships website for more information on funding.

Scholarships available for this department

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Fleming Scholarship

The Fleming Scholarship is named after the first head of our Department here at UCL, Sir John Ambrose Fleming,who is often known as the 'father of modern electronics' for his invention of the thermionic valve. The scholarship is awarded to the student entering the department with the best school/college examination performance, who qualifies for UK/EU fees status.

GREAT/UCL Scholarship

This is a joint programme part funded through GREAT funds and through contributions made by UK Universities. GREAT is a part of the UK Government’s campaign to show to the world the best of the UK, and UCL has 8 master's courses which are eligible for inclusion. No separate appliction is required; all eligible students will be assessed by their department.

Childcare Support Grant

Selection based solely on financial need.

Graduate Support Bursary

For a prospective UK Master's student from under-represented background enrolling on a participating programme . Selection based solely on financial need.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for graduates from a variety of backgrounds including electronic engineering, communication engineering, computer science and physics who wish to develop an understanding of the key technologies, network architectures and systems that make up a modern, internet-based communications network.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Internet Engineering at graduate level
  • why you want to study Internet Engineering at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • how you envisage your career path after the MSc
  • your personal statement should also include a technical summary of your final-year project including the aims and technical achievements
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Career

In the next 15 years, all of the facets of our life will be "online". Our health (bio-sensors, health records), entertainment (games, 3D TV, Virtual Reality), security (children GPS tracking, CCTV) and other social interactions will use fascinating internet applications that only now are being envisioned. Our graduates will be in a prime position at the forefront of this revolution by knowing in-depth all of its components.

Recent graduates have gone on to become graduate engineers, R&D engineers and network services engineers at companies including France Telecom, BT, Huawei, Cisco, Motorola and PwC.

Employability

The Internet Engineering MSc programme provides a broad and comprehensive coverage of the technological and scientific foundations of telecommunications networks and services, from the physical layer to the application layer. A strong emphasis is given to mobile and wireless communications and the latest standards in these areas (LTE, WiMAX, IEEE 802 family of standards, etc.). Students study both the theoretical foundations of all related technologies but also do extensive practical assignments in several related areas.


Next steps

Contact

Electronic Engineering

T: +44 (0)20 7679 7300

Department

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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