The main project is a critical part of the MSc, which allows you to show your understanding of Data Communications, and your ability to apply it to develop a solution to a particular problem.
For the project, students can choose from a range of possibilities in many different environments form both participating Departments and projects are designed to be industrially relevant. Typically projects are set within the relevant leading edge research areas of the Departments and are thus developing state-of-the-art Data Communication systems or system elements.
Each student will have a personal academic supervisor to guide them during this period. It should also be noted that sympathetic consideration will be given to students who identify a project possibility within an industrial company and students are strongly encouraged to make such contacts.
The main work on the project is carried out in the final, summer semester, from mid-June to the end of August, when you will be able to work full time on your chosen topic. However in order to maximise the project experience project allocation is carried out in February and students have a 10 credit module, EEE6480, to prepare both a background study and identify equipment requirements before the main project period starts. This module is assessed by an interim report discussing the work done and your project plans for the summer semester.
At the end of the project you will submit a dissertation and have an oral examination your work and report.