MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Program Description

The MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering allows for the study of a variety of topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, power generation and distribution, electrical machines and renewable energy systems.

The course delivers a broad-based understanding of the art of electrical and electronic engineering and an in-depth study of topics covering modern technology for electrical and electronic engineering.

Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electrical and electronic engineering.

Key facts

  • Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers.
  • This course is suitable for graduates of closely related disciplines who wish to convert to electrical and electronic engineering.
  • This course is accredited by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer.

Course details

This course is taught on a full-time basis over 12 months and consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit independent research project. Students will take optional modules from across the range of electrical and electronic engineering topics.

Planning and preparation for the project are undertaken during the Spring semester. At least one module option from Electronics modules and one from Electrical (power) modules must be selected.

You will be taught using up to date practice, including the 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

Key learning outcomes for this course are for students to:

  • become competent users of relevant equipment and software;
  • develop problem-solving skills;
  • develop the ability to think logically and critically;
  • develop a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations and appreciation of likely new development;
  • develop design skills and methodologies relevant to a variety of electrical and electronic systems, circuits and models and gain experience of dealing with the challenges encountered by academic and industrial researchers.


Core modules

  • Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals for Masters (autumn): 10 credits
  • Research Project Organisation and Design (spring): 10 credits
  • MSc Project (full-year): 60 credits

Optional modules

Examples of available optional modules are listed below:

  • Advanced AC Drives with Project (spring): 20 credits
  • Advanced Control System Design with Project (autumn): 20 credits
  • Advanced Electrical Machines (spring): 10 credits
  • Advanced Power Conversion (spring): 10 credits
  • Analogue Electronics (autumn): 20 credits
  • Applied Computational Engineering (autumn): 10 credits*
  • Bioelectronic and Biophotonic Interfacing (autumn): 10 credits
  • Digital Communications (spring): 10 credits
  • Digital Signal Processing for Telecommunications, Multimedia and Instrumentation (autumn): 10 credits
  • Electrical Machines, Drives and Applications (autumn): 20 credits
  • Embedded Computing (spring): 10 credits
  • HDL for Programmable Logic (autumn): 10 credits*
  • Integrated Circuits and Systems (autumn): 20 credits
  • Mobile Communications (spring): 10 credits*
  • Power Electronic Applications and Control (autumn): 20 credits
  • Optical Communications (autumn): 10 credits
  • Optical Networks (spring): 10 credits
  • Power Electronics Integration (autumn): 10 credits
  • Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications (spring): 10 credits
  • Renewable Energy (spring): 10 credits
  • RF Microelectronics (spring): 10 credits*
  • Robotics, Dynamics and Control(spring): 10 credits
  • Sensing Systems and Signal Processing (spring): 10 credits
  • Technologies for Wind Generation (spring): 10 credits
  • Technologies for the Hydrogen Transport Economy (spring): 10 credits

*These modules are available in two versions, one worth 10 credits, and another worth 20 credits, which includes a substantial piece of coursework.

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.


Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements: A high 2:2 or equivalent in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or other relevant degree
  • IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Last updated Nov 2018

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