University of Kent, School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Introduction

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has an excellent reputation recognised for both the quality of our teaching and impact of our research.

A special School combining engineering, technology and digital media, our blended expertise is well suited to the needs of the 21st century.Forward-looking and culturally diverse, we are committed to developing employable and ethical graduates who will impact positively on society.Located in its own building, we are small enough to get to know all our students as individuals and staff and students work in a very friendly environment.

The School was established over 50 years ago and has developed a top-quality teaching and research base, receiving excellent ratings in both research and teaching assessments. Engaged in high-quality research in Communications, Intelligent Interactions and Instrumentation and Control, with significant national and international impact, we have been consistently attracting substantial research funding from the UK Research Councils, European research programmes, industrial and commercial companies, government agencies and others and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality.

We prepare our students for a wide range of occupations enabling them to pursue dynamic professional careers in the UK and overseas.

Our 33 academic staff and over 130 postgraduate students and research staff form teams providing an ideal focus to effectively support a high level of research activity. There is a thriving student population studying for postgraduate degrees in a notably friendly and supportive teaching and research environment.

Taught courses

ENGINEERING

·Advanced Communications Engineering (RF Technology and Telecommunications) (MSc)

·Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks) (MSc)

·Advanced Electronic Systems Engineering (MSc)

·Information Security and Biometrics (MSc)

DIGITAL ARTS

·Computer Animation (MSc)

·Digital Visual Effects (MSc)

RESEARCH DEGREES

·Digital Arts MSc, PhD

·Electronic Engineering MSc, PhD

Exciting career options

To be in a position to face the demands of a competitive job market you need to acquire a high level of academic knowledge and develop transferable skills that can be applied to all aspects of employment.At Kent we provide a comprehensive package of skills development training programmes, careers advice, and volunteering and paid work opportunities to enhance your career prospects in a global workplace. Each of our course pages has more detailed information about skills and careers specific to that programme.

Kent has an excellent postgraduate employment record: 92% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2017 and responded to a national survey were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

Interdisciplinary Community

The postgraduate student experience at Kent goes way beyond your academic studies. Our interdisciplinary postgraduate community allows staff and students to interact and exchange ideas with others outside of their specialism.

We also provide a strong framework of support through our Graduate School. The School is committed to career skills development for all students, demonstrated by our advanced training workshops, Global Skills Award and Researcher Development Programme.

Postgraduate resources

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has a broad range of hardware and software for image acquisition and processing, and facilities for designing embedded systems using programmable logic and chip technology, supported by CAD tools and development software from international companies, including CadenceTM, XilinxTM, AlteraTM, National Instruments®, and Mentor GraphicsTM. A full suite of Matlab/Simulink® tools is available. Our instrumentation laboratory has multiphase flow and combustion test rigs, which can generate a range of real-life, albeit reduced-scale, industrial processes.

There are tools for the software design of RF, antenna and photonic systems (such as ADSTM, CSTTM, HFSSTM and VPITransmissionMakerTM) and subsequent testing with network and spectrum analysers up to 110 GHz, arbitrary waveform generator to 12 GSa/s, high-speed sampling oscilloscope to 100 GSa/s, on-wafer prober and high-quality anechoic chambers.

Its extensive digital media computing resources include leading-edge PC workstations running AliasTM Maya and Foundry Nuke, a photographic studio and a production studio with green screen.

An active school

As a postgraduate student, you are part of a thriving research community and receive support through a wide-ranging programme of individual supervision, specialised research seminars, general skills training programmes, and general departmental colloquia, usually with external speakers. We encourage you to attend and present your work at major conferences, as well as taking part in our internal conference and seminar programmes.The atmosphere of our School is informal, friendly and has at its centre, a thriving and diverse postgraduate community from all over the world. We also have a lively community of students and graduates participating in our social media communities on Facebook and Twitter which you are encouraged to be a part of.

Why not visit our YouTube channel to take a look at our promotional videos and student work plus take a virtual tour of our School.

Financal support

The University has a scholarship fund in excess of £11 million to support our postgraduate community.Postgraduate study is a significant investment in your future, one that reaps a lifetime of benefits and we have devised a range of packages to ensure you have the necessary financial support. We have full awards to support doctoral research candidates, tuition fee awards for those studying taught Master's and loyalty discounts for our alumni. With postgraduate loans for Master’s degrees, eligible students can borrow up to £10,609.

Applications

You can apply online via the University’s website.

Contact details

For further information, please contact Mrs Tara Sutton, Recruitment Co-ordinator in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts:

E-mail: eda-admissions-pg@kent.ac.uk

Tel: +44 1227 827323

Postal Address:
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Jennison Building
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent, CT2 7NT
United Kingdom

Website: http://www.eda.kent.ac.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edakent

Twitter: @edakent

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Advanced Communications Engineering (RF Technology and Telecommunications)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This MSc programme targets the needs of a rapidly evolving communications engineering sector and provides an industrially relevant and exciting qualification in the latest advanced communications technologies being employed and developed. [+]

Study the techniques and technologies that enable advanced communications provision through fixed and wireless/mobile networks, and that modernise the core networks to provide ultra-high bit-rates and multi-service support. The Advanced Communications Engineering (RF Technology and Telecommunications) MSc at Kent is well-supported by companies and research establishments in the UK and overseas.

The programme reflects the latest issues and developments in the telecommunications industry delivering high-quality systems level education and training. Gain deep knowledge of next-generation wireless communication systems including antenna technology, components and systems, and fibre optic and converged access networks.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks) MSc is one of Kent’s newest programmes. It targets the needs of researchers and industry in a fast-paced and technical communications sector which continues to bring many of the advances that make ultra-fast wireless communications possible. [+]

The programme reflects the latest developments in wireless communications, with particular emphasis on digital signal processing using embedded systems. It has been designed to produce high-calibre engineers that can specialise in and understand the complex system designs used in the wireless communications field.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts at Kent provides true research-led teaching, with access to superior expertise and facilities for projects. You can also benefit from advice on project placements using our industry and research establishment contacts.

Course structure

The programme is delivered by internationally leading researchers in our Communications and Instrumentation Control and Embedded Systems groups. They provide the first-hand experience of cutting-edge research into next-generation wireless communications, converged access networks and embedded systems.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Electronic Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The Advanced Electronic Systems Engineering MSc is a broad programme in advanced electronics, reflecting the latest developments in telecommunications, embedded systems, instrumentation and control. [+]

Despite this considerable breadth, an extensive range of options allows students to tailor the course to suit their individual requirements. The programme enables students to develop advanced skills in various aspects of modern hardware, software and firmware engineering.

The programme reflects the latest developments in electronic system design and illustrates the use of electronic systems technologies in instrumentation, measurement and control. You develop the skills to design and build complex electronic systems, in a wide range of applications, using appropriate technologies and techniques.

We have developed the programme with a number of industrial organisations, which means that successful students will be in a strong position to build a long-term career in this important discipline.... [-]


MSc in Computer Animation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Computer Animation Master’s programme at Kent is oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice. It is designed to be a direct route into this high-profile, modern and creative industry, and has been developed jointly by the School and our industrial partner Framestore CFC. [+]

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the animation process, software tools, techniques and packages, and the technical aspects of working in a professional animation environment. The MSc programme offers invaluable experience of working to professional briefs and under the expert supervision of professional animators to prepare you for a career in the industry.

Competition is fierce in animation and visual effects and success depends on your concentration levels, constant practise and ability to grasp the essence and modern techniques of animation. Successful former students are now working in animation and animation layout roles for companies such as Sony Games and Framestore CFC on major titles in games, television and film.... [-]


MSc in Digital Arts (by Research)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The School conducts high-quality significant national and international research and offers excellent opportunities for graduate studies, successfully combining modern engineering and technology with the exciting field of digital media. The digital media group has interests in many areas of interactive multimedia and digital film and animation. [+]

There is particular strength in web design and development, including e-commerce, e-learning, e-health; and the group has substantial experience in interaction design (e.g, Usability and accessibility), social computing (e.g, Social networking, computer-mediated communication), mobile technology (e.g, iPhone), virtual worlds (e.g, Second Life) and video games. In the area of time-based media, the group has a substantial interest in digital film capture and editing, and manipulation on to fully animated 3D modelling techniques as used in games and feature films.

Study support Postgraduate resources Research students in Digital Media work in a dedicated, state-of-the-art studio, equipped with leading-edge MACs and PC workstations, running industry standard software. There is also a photographic studio and a production studio with green screen and motion capture facilities. The School is also equipped with a 3D body scanner – one of only two in the UK. Support As a postgraduate student, you are part of a thriving research community and receive support through a wide-ranging programme of individual supervision, specialised research seminars, general skills training programmes, and general departmental colloquia, usually with external speakers. We encourage you to attend and present your work at major conferences, as well as taking part in our internal conference and seminar programmes. Careers ... [-]

MSc in Digital Visual Effects

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Digital Visual Effects MSc equips you with advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of high definition digital effects to help you become a highly skilled technical director (TD) in the visual effects industry. [+]

This programme is entirely oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice and provides a direct route into the highly desirable creative industry. Our successful former students are working in London and for international companies in areas ranging from television graphics to architectural visualisation.

It covers 3D model building, texturing, lighting, rendering, procedural animation (cloth, hair, fur, dynamics), advanced compositing and high-definition digital effects. Although the thrust of the programme is towards high-end film special effects and animation, the standards and techniques you learn will allow you to work in numerous other areas of digital effects.... [-]


MSc in Electronic Engineering (by Research)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts offers research-led degrees in a wide range of research disciplines including telecommunications, mobile networks, antennas and optical and radio systems, instrumentation and control systems and biometrics/cyber-security, in a highly stimulating academic environment. [+]

Our one year MSc by Research in Electronic Engineering is an internationally recognised advanced postgraduate research degree, providing an ideal foundation for advanced skills and knowledge. Traditional MSc degrees primarily contain taught modules, whilst an MSc by Research is heavily research or practice-based and you learn through hands-on projects.

Whereas a taught Masters develops expertise in existing subject knowledge, an MSc by Research places more emphasis on research and practical expertise and is project-based rather than module-based. An MSc by Research can focus on individual research skills, providing a strong foundation to build on for students considering a doctoral degree (PhD). Alternatively, our MSc by Research can be done via a practice-based approach, which is more orientated toward the industry. It is a well structured, with clearly defined tasks to be completed, which will eventually lead to the final dissertation. ... [-]


MSc in Information Security and Biometrics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The Information Security and Biometrics MSc offers an advanced level of learning and provides you with a detailed understanding of the theories, concepts and techniques in the design, development and effective use of secure information systems. [+]

Secure information systems are critically important to modern day businesses and societies. From banking systems and medical systems to power infrastructures or a simple home PC, security is vitally important as they are usually all interconnected directly or indirectly via the Internet or telephony system.

This Master’s programme combines modern engineering and technology with digital media and equips students with the skill set to develop modern security systems with an emphasis on biometric identity management. Graduates of this programme are then capable of adapting to changes in the field and of leading it in innovation.

Course structure

This programme is taught jointly with the School of Computing. Both schools are at the forefront of research in their areas.... [-]


Contact

Jennison Bldg

Address The University of Kent, Jennison Building
CT2 7NT Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
Website https://www.eda.kent.ac.uk/
Phone +44 (0)1227 823246