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Peirianneg Cyfathrebu Diwifr a Microdon gyda Blwyddyn Ymchwil (MSc)

Cwrs MSc gyda phwyslais ar ymchwil ond hefyd gyda’r nod i’ch darparu gyda’r wybodaeth a'r sgiliau lefel uwch, allweddol a fydd yn eich galluogi i lwyddo yn y diwydiant cyfathrebu di-wifr a microdon, sy'n tyfu'n gyflym.

An MSc course with an emphasis on research which also aims to provide you with the necessary advanced level knowledge and skills that will allow you to succeed in the rapidly growing wireless and microwave communication industry. It will provide you with an excellent platform for career development, whether that be within industry or academic research.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Develop your expertise in new and evolving areas of microwave engineering including mobile communications and medical applications of microwaves.
  • Focus on areas such as advanced computer aided design (CAD), measurement and characterisation and communication systems engineering.
  • Cover laboratory work and advanced engineering management alongside modules in radio frequency engineering, advanced fabrication and test, advanced communication systems and non-linear RF design and concepts.
  • Gain expertise in the areas of micro and nano-technology and optoelectronics.
  • Develop your research skills by completing a major project as part of an intensive Research Year either in Cardiff University or with another suitable university partner or research institute.

Nodweddion unigryw

This course will provide you with:

  • The opportunity to learn in a research-led teaching institution, taught by staff in one of the highest ranked university units in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • The opportunity to work in modern facilities and commensurate with a top-class research university.
  • The opportunity to learn in an environment graded as Silver in the first TEF assessment, meaning that the University "consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education".
  • The participation of research-active staff in programme design and delivery.
  • MSc teaching complemented by guest lectures given by industrial professionals.
  • A 120-credit Research Year which enables the programme to meet the Bologna requirements for a Master’s programme length of 2 years.
  • A research group atmosphere within which students will enhance each other’s learning
  • The opportunity to be a vital part of our scientific research community.

Upon graduation, you will have the training, skillsets and hands-on experience you need to succeed in this dynamic and highly competitive field, and will have a distinct edge when applying for PhD studentships or employment in industry.

The MSc course materials were diverse, covering the basic principles as well as niche topics that are key in industry, and position the postgraduate at an ideal starting level. I consider myself extremely lucky to work with such knowledgeable people who helped fulfil my eagerness to learn.

Dr Zaid Aboush, MSc Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2019
Hyd2 blwyddyn
CymhwysterMSc
FfurfAmser llawn
Ffyrdd eraill i astudio cwrs hwn
CysylltuGofyn cwestiwn

Meini prawf derbyn

A 2:2 honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or a similar field from a UK university, or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have relevant industrial experience we will give your application individual consideration.

Entry to courses in chemistry will be subject to the University requirements for English language

Find out more about English language requirements

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

The course is presented as a two-year full-time Masters level programme, in two stages. In Stage 1, students follow two semesters of taught modules to the value of 120 credits. Stage 2 consists of a Research Year of 8 months, leading to the submission of a significant research project of 120 credits.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2019/20. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2019.

Blwyddyn un

The course is presented as a two-year full-time Masters level programme. In Year 1 (Stage 1) students follow two semesters of taught modules to the value of 120 credits.

During the Spring semester you will be supported in generating and negotiating a research project proposal in order to prepare for your Research Year.

Students completing 120 credits at the end of Stage 1 will be permitted to proceed onto the Research Year for Stage 2.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Software Tools and SimulationENT67220 credits
RF Circuits Design and CADENT69110 credits
Research StudyENT69320 credits
Advanced Communication SystemsENT70610 credits
Fundamentals of Micro- and NanotechnologyENT71310 credits
HF and RF EngineeringENT78210 credits
Advanced CAD, Fabrication and TestENT79910 credits
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
High Frequency Device Physics and DesignENT61010 credydau
VLSI DesignENT67510 credydau
High Frequency Electronic MaterialsENT77610 credydau
OptoelectronicsENT79510 credydau
Non-Linear RF Design and ConceptsENT79810 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

Year 2 will consist of the 120-credit Research Year and project report submission. You will be allocated an Academic Project Supervisor for Year 2, who will guide your work and project report write-up. You will be visited by your Academic Project Supervisor at least once, but preferably twice, if you are based elsewhere in the UK (at a partner HEI). At the end of the Research Year you will submit a significant research project.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

A wide range of teaching styles are used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme. You will attend lectures and take part in lab and tutorial based study during the Autumn and Spring semesters of Stage 1. You will also be able to develop ideas for your individual research project.

At the beginning of Stage 2, you will be allocated an Academic Project Supervisor and a Research Year Supervisor. Dissertation topics are normally chosen from a range of project titles proposed by academic and research staff, in areas of cutting-edge research interest. You will be encouraged to put forward your own project ideas where possible. You will be provided with training in the utilisation of laboratory resources throughout the project.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

You will be allocated a personal tutor to assist you with both academic progress and pastoral support when required. For your research year, you will be allocated a Academic Project Supervisor and a Research Year Supervisor of relevant expertise.

Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate with students, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide self-testing assessment and give feedback.

Feedback

You will receive written feedback for written coursework assignments and oral feedback for assessed presentations.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

The course is assessed through examinations, written coursework, and a final individual research dissertation.

Achievement of learning outcomes in the majority of modules is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, plus University examinations set in January and May. Examinations count for 60–70% of assessment in Stage 1 of the programme, the remainder being largely project work and elements of coursework.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Apply the principles of Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering to the design, implementation and management of systems that are able to collect, manipulate, interpret, synthesise, present and report data.
  • Select and make use of appropriate IT-based system development tool for a given task. Examples of applicable tools include those deployed within current research into microwave and radio frequency systems, electromagnetic applications, communication systems and software engineering.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Exemplify the stages involved in the realisation of a key wireless microwave communications sub-system - including characterisation and measurement, modelling, computer aided design, optimisation, fabrication and test.
  • Evaluate the hardware and software infrastructures used in the development of computer networks - including an appreciation of relevant industry standards and the use of current software tools associated with the widening role of internet-based communication.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Understand detailed device level design and characterisation of communications system components based upon an in-depth understanding of the major issues surrounding architecture and structures.
  • Utilise industry-standard computer-aided design tools and techniques, at an advanced level.
  • Engage fully with a research project, applying skills in research and appraisal, including measurement, data collection, investigation and analysis by fully engaging with their project activity and other related applications, and/or the production of research strategies, policies and plans related to their project.
  • Show an advanced level knowledge and understanding of a wide range of microwave engineering related materials and components.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of that engineers need to take account of the commercial and social contexts in which they operate.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to plan, run and report upon a significant research project at the leading edge of your discipline
  • The ability to communicate your own ideas, research findings, underlying principles and theories effectively by oral, written and practical means.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team and as an individual.

Career prospects are generally excellent, with graduating students following paths either into research or related industry.

If you are interested in working in industry, many of our graduating MSc students achieve excellent employment opportunities in organisations including Infineon, Huawei, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Vodafone and International Rectifier.

In terms of research, Cardiff University has many electrical, electronic and microwave related research areas that require PhD students, and this MSc will provide you with an excellent platform if this is your chosen career path.

 

The MSc course materials were diverse, covering the basic principles as well as niche topics that are key in industry, and position the postgraduate at an ideal starting level. One of the niche topics which I was really excited about was the RF and Microwave module. In industry, this topic is usually described as a ‘black magic’ or even an ‘art’ where only a select few with years of experience can get circuits to work. The good thing here is that RF and microwave secrets are uncovered at Cardiff University due to top experts such as professors Adrian Porch, Paul Tasker, Johannes Benedict, and Dr Jonathan Lees who know the topics inside out. I consider myself extremely lucky to work with such knowledgeable people who helped fulfil my eagerness to learn. The Cardiff University MSc degree strengthened my foundation through which I have been able to tap into any topic with confidence and the base skills needed.

Dr Zaid Aboush, MSc Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2019/20)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendalBlaendal
£9,350Dim

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Bydd myfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2019/20 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cyrsiau. Gallai ffioedd godi'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid oes penderfyniadau wedi’u gwneud eto ynglŷn â ffioedd a benthyciadau i fyfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21. Caiff y rhain eu gwneud yn rhan o drafodaethau'r DU ynglŷn â’' haelodaeth o'r UE, a byddwn yn rhoi rhagor o fanylion i chi cyn gynted ag y bo modd.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2019/20)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendalBlaendal
£20,950£1,000

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Costau ychwanegol

During the Research Year, students may have to fund travel costs to and from any partner institution, and should consider costs of accommodation where this is away from Cardiff – living costs could be higher. Additionally, students travelling to undertaken a Project at a different institution may incur visa application costs which would be additional to tuition fees.

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?

The University will provide all equipment necessary to undertake the degree programme, but it is strongly recommended that the student should have a relatively modern laptop computer at their disposal, in order to be able to make progress on activities while away from the University facilities.

Stage 2 of this course comprises a Research Year which would usually be undertaken at Cardiff University, but may also be undertaken, with suitable agreements, at a suitable partner HEI or research institute (subject to approval by the School).