What is a PhD in Communications Engineering?

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Communications Engineering teaches you how communication systems, like GPS, cellular connectivity, or the Internet work. You will discover the functionality of current systems and learn how to research, test, and implement new technologies.

During a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Communications Engineering, you can expect to take classes on electromagnetics, antennas and propagation, analogue and digital circuit design, technical signals and systems, microwave engineering, wired and wireless networks, optic transmission, etc.

As a future communications engineer, you will design, create, and implement information systems on which our societies rely. These systems are the basis of services and technologies like satellite communication or the Internet of Things (IoT). Your work will also involve negotiating with customers and suppliers, providing on-site support, and offering technical guidance to colleagues.

In addition to solid technical knowledge and hands-on training, successful communications engineers also excel in analytical thinking, problem-solving, and project management skills.

After graduating with a Communications Engineering degree, you can work for broadcasting and telecommunication companies, manufacturers of communication devices, or transport providers. Other related job titles include wireless network engineer, microwave engineer, radio engineer, signal processing specialist, etc.

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