Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications)

 About Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications)

UNSW Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications) is a two-year degree that allows you to acquire advanced modern knowledge of the telecommunications industry. As a part of the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, this degree offers you a collection of facilities and labs that support research to enhance your learning experience.

You can expand your career opportunities in this booming industry by gaining a competitive edge with this in-depth postgraduate degree. As the largest electrical engineering school in Australia, with over 1800 students and 43 academic staff, our degree provides advanced telecommunications training in the latest industry theory and application.

This degree focuses on recent advanced aspects of telecommunications engineering, including protocols used in networks such as the internet, the operation and control of networks and the design and operation of switches and routers. It also covers aspects of advanced wireless communications, such as modulation and coding techniques, and information theory.

You can opt for flexible learning option, a keystone feature designed for students with a four-year accredited engineering degree wishing to broaden job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation.

 Why Study Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications)

We’re global leaders in smart electricity grids and microgrids, future wireless networks and artificially intelligent signal processing and networks. The Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications) is focused on providing you with a diverse and innovative learning experience.

Our research has received the maximum 5-star rating, making the standard of our output and educators world class according to the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluations. With flexible options available and proactive learning embraced, we offer a modern, progressive place to learn.

During your degree, you’ll be learning about:

  • Renewable energy systems
  • Signal processing
  • Mobile communication
  • Communication networks
  • Silica optical fibre fabrication facility
  • Polymer optical fibre fabrication facility
  • Optical waveguide fabrication facility
  • Industrial and process control
  • Systems neuroscience & Biomedical Engineering

Your Career Opportunities  

With the rapid technology evolution occurring across the telecommunications industry, you’ll be poised to secure a role working with the newest and upcoming telecommunications systems upon completion of this highly specialised degree. The requirement for skilled graduates is growing as technology advances and its uses become broader. Demand for skilled graduates has been boosted in Australia by huge infrastructure projects like the National Broadband Network (NBN).

When you complete your degree, you could work for telecommunications service providers such as iiNet or Skype or major equipment and device manufacturers such as Cisco, Apple or Huawei. You could also work for a wide range of start-up companies such as Airhop Communications, Cloudscaling, Devicescape or UNSW's own Zedelef.

 What Our Graduates Say  

“Studying the Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications) UNSW enabled me to enhance my technical skills in such a large array of industries (Power, Telecommunications and Control Systems) and has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for my future career.”

- Jaclyn Egan, Ernst and Young, San Francisco