Why choose SMARTNET
- Study one of engineering’s key multidisciplinary areas of the future
- Develop the skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of a 5G network infrastructure
- As part of the Erasmus Mundus programme, graduate with two full MSc qualifications
- Benefit from close relationships with 17 industrial partners
SMARTNET is a unique two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme supported by European Union funding. You will receive training in the interdisciplinary fields of photonics and 5G wireless technologies for data communication, sensing and data processing. Offered jointly by three universities, you’ll benefit from the distinctive and complementary academic qualities, and strong educational and research environments, of each.
Alternatively, a non-Erasmus, Aston University only, SMARTNET training pathway is available, leading to a standard MSc qualification (180 credits).
In either programme, you will study a range of subjects highly relevant to both industry and society. These will include optical and wireless networks, sensing networks, 5G technologies, photonics networks, digital signal processing and big data methods. As well as being of fundamental academic importance, these are critical subjects for the global future of information and communication technologies.
The strong involvement of industrial partners in the programme will offer you the opportunity to bridge the gap between your academic knowledge and practical application. You will be encouraged to carry out a number of industrial visits to enhance your MSc project.
As a student of the collaborative SMARTNET programme, you will be able to choose to follow one of six pathways:
5G broadband infrastructures
Advanced 5G network architectures
Energy efficient smart networks
High capacity 5G network systems
Connectivity technologies for smart network systems
Big data analytics and 5G