Qualification name:Electrical Engineering
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent
Including:Any numerate Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are eligible
Excluding:All Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences & most other engineering subjects
IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Campus:University Park Campus
This classic, broad-based degree provides state-of-the-art modules in power electronics, power systems, electrical energy conversion and control and related areas.
This 12 month course is suitable for graduates of related disciplines who wish to convert to electrical engineering.
- Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field.
- Innovative and engaging teaching methods.
- Access to many online resources and flexibility in course content.
- One-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff.
- 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.
- This course is accredited by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer.
The modular structure of the MSc Electrical Engineering offers you a great deal of flexibility, allowing you to choose the modules that most reflect your interests and feed into your research project.
After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research over the summer under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area.
We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc.
You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition. Teaching is a mix of lectures, workshops, lab work, tutorials and projects, with assessment usually performed via a formal examination and lab report.
Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electrical engineering.
In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research.
The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.
Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.
Further funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the
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.
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.