Middlesex University
Telecommunications Engineering MSc (PG)
Middlesex University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Telecommunications engineering is a combination of electrical engineering and computer science. It covers the design, installation and maintenance of networks and equipment, allowing for the interconnectivity of devices and people. It's one of the world's most rapidly developing industries and this course has been designed to meet the growing demand for skilled graduates.

Why study MSc Telecommunications Engineering at Middlesex University? This course provides a thorough understanding of modern and future communication systems and offers the opportunity to develop relevant practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to be at the forefront of the rapidly evolving telecommunications sector where the demand for skilled graduates is very high.

Our strong links with industry have allowed us to develop a practically focused course, which is essential to the needs of the rapidly changing telecommunications industry. We work with companies such as Microsoft and Siemens, and we are a Cisco local academy – meaning you will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops. The department is very active in cutting-edge research and you will be encouraged to learn, explore and work within our award-winning technology centre and telecoms laboratories. The labs are equipped with specialist hardware from National Instruments (NI), including the industry standard NI- USRP reconfigurable radio platform, and software such as MATLAB & Simulink, Cisco Packet Tracer, Riverbed Modeller, and EDX Signal Pro. Access to campus-based facilities will depend on Covid-19 related restrictions in place at the time. In some instances remote access to campus facilities or equivalent online facilities may be used instead.

If you're not already in work, you'll have the option of doing a placement for up to 12 weeks, during which you'll work on your independent final project. We are very closely linked to our alumni students who have been employed in the UK and abroad with companies like BT, Amelco Ltd, Alcatel-Lucent, ZS Associates, Symphony Teleca, and F5 Networks. Placements will be dependent on employer availability taking into account any Covid-19 related restrictions.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 87 With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic 58 With at least 51 in all components

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Telecommunications Engineering, MSc (PG), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Science or Engineering


Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

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