Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc


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Qualification name:Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Duration:1 year full time
Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent
Including:Any Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees and related disciplines
Excluding:All Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences which are not Physics or Computer Science & most other engineering subjects
IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Start date:September
Campus:University Park Campus

Course Overview

The MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering allows for 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 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.

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.

Students will:

  • develop problem solving skills
  • become competent users of relevant equipment and software
  • develop 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
  • This course is accredited by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer

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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.


The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

Funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the faculty website.


UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.


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 electrical and electronic engineering.

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.  

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