Qualification name:Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent
Including:Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Communication Engineering, but subject to the prior studying of suitable modules.
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 12 month MSc provides advanced training in electronics, communications and computer engineering.
The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the skills required by an engineer working in instrumentation, electronic systems, wireless and wired telecommunications, computer hardware, and software aspects of computer engineering.
The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers wishing to update their knowledge, students who wish to go on to do research, or for first degree students wishing to enhance their training.
This course is also taught at the University's Malaysia Campus.
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Particular features of the programme include:
- teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field
- innovative and engaging teaching methods
- one-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff
- access to many online resources and flexibility in course content
- 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 with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer.
This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements.
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.
This course operates on a modular basis and consists of a series of taught modules (worth 120 credits) - followed by a 60-credit research project undertaken during the summer period.
You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition.
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 electronic communications and computer 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.
We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, which – unlike the MSc – does not have a dissertation requirement.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
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 Faculty 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.
Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move 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.