MSc Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Extended Research


Program Description

This programme aims to provide you with an extension to your previous studies and the opportunity to put into practise what you have learnt in an extended industrially relevant research project to enable you to gain employment as professional engineers in this field. In order to provide flexibility, the course also offers a wide range of optional modules.

You will gain experience of the types of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course.

A substantial extended individual project will be undertaken, developing your ability to engage in independent learning, and preparing you for postgraduate research or careers in industry. The project will form the basis of your written dissertation. You will also develop your ability to think logically and critically, to acquire problem-solving skills, to become competent users of relevant equipment and software, and to communicate results effectively.

Course details

This course will be taught full-time over two years. You will complete 120 credits worth of modules, followed by an individual project with a dissertation worth 120 credits.

You will be taught using up to date practice, including use of appropriate electronic resources. Teaching is a mix of lectures, workshops, lab work, tutorials and projects, with assessment usually performed through formal examinations and coursework.

Learning outcomes:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of your engineering discipline, and its underpinning science and mathematics
  • appreciate the wider multidisciplinary engineering context and its underlying principles
  • appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of your engineering judgment



  • Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals for Masters
  • Project Organisation and Planning
  • Extended MSc Project

Optional (block A)

  • Advanced AC Drives
  • Advanced Power Electronics
  • Distributed Generation and Alternative Energy
  • Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications
  • Advanced Control
  • Advanced Electrical Machines
  • Applied Computational Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
  • Microwave, Millimetre and Terahertz Systems
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • RF Electronics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical and Photonics Technology
  • HDL for Programmable Devices

Optional (block B)

You will select an additional 10 credits at level 3 or level 4. The module must be agreed by the Course Director.

Students who have taken any of the above modules as part of their BEng/MEng degree course at the University of Nottingham are not allowed to take those modules for a second time.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.


This programme equips graduates with the skills suitable for a wide range of careers in UK and international organisations and for the pursuit of a research path in the field of electrical and electronic engineering.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2016, 94.2% of postgraduates in the faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,959 with the highest being £100,000*.

*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career destinations for our graduates in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians, as well electrical engineers and engineering professionals.

Career Prospects and Employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

* The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements: A high 2:1 or equivalent in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or other relevant degree
  • IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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