MSc / PG Diploma in Telecommunication

The course targets practising engineers who wish to build and advance their careers in the fi eld of telecommunication, and also as a stepping stone for those who aspire to pursue advanced research in telecommunication. The MSc/PG Diploma Programme in Telecommunication is built around a set of core course modules considered fundamental to a thorough understanding of the broad fi eld of telecommunication, and a set of elective course modules from a larger knowledge base covering the realms of telecommunication engineering practice. The course thus enables students to broaden their knowledge depending on the particular industry segment they are employed.


The course also offers students wishing to embark on a research oriented career, a very good grounding as many course modules have a strong research focus dealing with cutting-edge research in wireless communications and networks. A directed study module prepares them for effective research at the MSc level. Throughout the programme, students have the opportunity to study real world applications of theoretical concepts and algorithms. They conduct modelling, design, analysis and simulation of different communication systems and networks through a wide range of prominent software and hardware tools and platforms. In addition, industry-related projects are carried out by students at the PG diploma and MSc levels. The students will choose a combination of elective modules along with the core course modules based on their interest.


Core Modules:

• Advanced Engineering Mathematics

• Statistical Signal Processing

• Digital Communications

• Advanced Networking Concepts

• Telecommunications Technology Management

• Laboratory Modules 1 and 2

• Wireless Communications

• Tele-Traffi c Engineering

• Research Methods

• Directed Study

• Emerging Topics in Telecommunications

• Project

• Network Design

• Information Theory and Its Applications

• Multimedia Networks

• Technologies for Converged Services

• Telecommunications Policy and Regulatory

• Advanced Satellite Communications

• Advanced Digital Signal Processing

• Broadband Communications

• IP Core Networking

• Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing

• Network Management and Planning

• Optical Communications and Networks


Career Progression:

• Telecommunication Industry (design and planning or communication systems/ networks, research and development),

• Academia


Eligibility Criteria:

The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, in a relevant field;


Any other engineering degree in a relevant field and equivalent to above;


A professional qualification of a recognised professional institute in a relevant field and a minimum of one year of appropriate experience after obtaining such qualification.



MSc: One year (full-time)/

        Two years (part-time)


PG Dip: One year (part-time)

• International Students are eligible for full-time MSc only


For Further Information: Please visit our web site of the Postgraduate courses:


Dr Chandika Wavegedara

Course Coordinator

Tel : +94 112 650 634-6

Ext: 3300 or 3311

Fax : +94 112 650 622

Email : chandika at