Qualification name:Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Entrepreneurship
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Including:Any numerate Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are eligible
Excluding:All Arts,Social Sciences,Sciences & most other engineering subjects
IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Campus:University Park Campus
This 12 month course gives you the opportunity to obtain the skills required to develop and commercialise new technologies in electrical and electronic engineering.
This course brings together the strengths and resources of both the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Nottingham University Business School.
As you will have the invaluable chance to experience the steps necessary to commercialise a technical idea, this programme provides an excellent basis for those engineers who wish to commercialise their ideas or graduates who wish to explore the exciting world of commercialisation.
- The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.
- Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research.
This is a highly flexible course – particularly in terms of the engineering content – and this gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements, and to carry out your studies in any of the internationally renowned research groups with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
You will undertake a major piece of commercialisation work on an advanced technical topic, which you will complete over the summer under the supervision of specialists from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS).
We will provide you with advice and guidance while you refine and enhance your business strategy and literature review, whilst offering close supervision and support as you complete your dissertation.
You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition from both EEE and NUBS.
Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional engineer, at ease with the conventions of both engineering and business disciplines. We aim to prepare you to tackle many areas of commercialisation within electrical and electronic engineering.
You will be required to take 60 credits of compulsory modules in core business skills:
In addition, you will take a further 60-credits’ worth of optional modules from one of the five internationally renowned research groups in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. These include but are not limited to:
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
For more details on our modules, please see the Module Catalogue.
The very nature of this course means that you will be well equipped to enter the exciting world of commercialisation or to launch your own business or develop and market your own project.
Students of this course have entered into roles in design and development within major international companies or government agencies, obtained consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies and moved into successful academic careers.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000.
Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.*
*Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.