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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc (Eng)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Masters Course


Commercial products today combine many technologies, and industry is increasingly interdisciplinary. As a result, there is a demand from employers for engineers with a broad knowledge combined with a deep understanding of several subjects. This course meets this demand and has been developed to provide engineers with an interdisciplinary knowledge base in modern electronics, including power, communications, control and embedded processors.

Designed to give engineers a broad grasp of a range of interlocking disciplines, this course will appeal to people with a broad interest in electronics and communications, people who are generalists as well as specialists. It will suit those who are interested in modern communications techniques, radio propagation, cellular mobile systems, control systems, power and drives, and modern system on-chip technology. The course also has an associated laboratory module with a wide range of relevant and illustrative experiments.

Find out about our MSc programme managers by visiting our staff profiles page

Course duration: 12 months (full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees (full-time): UK/EU: £10,000; International: £19,000
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2015. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2016, it will provide you with an example of what you will study.

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 45 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules Credits
Industry Dissertation 15
Mini Projects and Laboratory 15
Research Project 45
Optional modules (choose one)  
Programming 15
Software Development 15
Optional modules (choose six)  
Next Generation Silicon Technologies 15
Wireless Communications System Design 15
Micro- and Nano-Electromechanical Systems 15
Power Electronics and Drives 15
Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources 15
Electric Drives 15
FPGA Design for System-on-chip 15
Control Systems Design 15
Embedded Microprocessor System Design 15

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Career options
Graduates of this course can expect to find jobs where industry needs a breadth of knowledge matched by a depth in certain areas. Such people will be well equipped to integrate and co-ordinate the stands of a cross-disciplinary project and manage the interfaces between specialities. Such engineers would expect to progress to project management in companies working at the cutting edge of modern multi-faceted systems.

Graduate destinations
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in engineering, computing, physics, or a related discipline; or the equivalent to a good lower second class honours degree (2.2) accompanied by demonstration of specific competence in electronic and/or electrical engineering.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirement: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses, which are designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

How to apply

You can apply for our postgraduate courses online. This will allow you to track your application at each stage of the process. For assistance please view our postgraduate taught guidelines.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 2035.