MSc Communications Engineering Project - ELE00054M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Paul Mitchell
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module summary

The Communications Engineering group project will develop knowledge and skills to undertake complex industrial or academic research projects. In the project, the students will apply professional skills in communications theory, programming, modelling, combined with an understanding of engineering and communication systems and components, to independently solve technically challenging problems.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2019-20 to Summer Vacation 2019-20

Module aims

Subject content aims:
To involve the students in a life-like project involving the investigation of a specified problem in communications and digital signal processing, and/or the design, simulation, construction and testing of a specified part of a communication system.


Graduate skills aims:

  • Plan and manage their own work and the work of others
  • Interact with other group members to achieve their tasks
  • Place their own work in the context of a larger task

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Conduct original research into communications engineering theory and practice.
  • Extract and critically evaluate data from complex communication systems.
  • Design innovative industry relevant engineering solutions for research-based problems in communications software and/or hardware.

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Apply professional skills in communications theory, programming, modelling, combined with an understanding of engineering and communication systems and components, to independently solve technically challenging problems.
  • Debate, defend and contextualise information in a succinct, professional and technically accurate manner.
  • Interpret and write technical documentation to international industry standards.
  • Proficiently manage themselves, teams and complex projects in preparation for future careers as leaders in wireless communications.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Project
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

None

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme.  We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.

A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.  This can be found at https://www.york.ac.uk/students/studying/assessment-and-examination/guide-to-assessment/

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme.  In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work.  Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period.  The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline.  The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.  The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum.  Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate.  Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date. 

Indicative reading

Texts to be determined:

Some general, on design methodology, schedule and team-working.

Some specific to the tasks set by each stream which is contributing a task.



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