Postgraduate study
This new two year MSc course is made up of two semesters of taught modules followed by a year-long project. Wherever possible, the project will be undertaken in collaboration with industry.
 
  
Qualification
MSc Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering with extended research project (2yr)
Duration
2 years full time
Entry requirements
A high 2:1 or equivalent in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or other relevant degree
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses may be available
Start date
September
UK/EU fees
£13,000 - Terms apply
International fees
£38,100 - Terms apply
Accreditation
We are following the defined and recognised processes for becoming accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Campus
University Park Campus
School/department

 

 

 

Overview

This programme aims to provide you with an extension to your previous studies and the opportunity to put into practise what you have learnt in an extended industrially relevant research project to enable you to gain employment as professional engineers in this field. In order to provide flexibility, the course also offers a wide range of optional modules.

You will gain experience of the types of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work. Written presentations will be undertaken at various stages of the course.

A substantial extended individual project will be undertaken, developing your ability to engage in independent learning, and preparing you for postgraduate research or careers in industry. The project will form the basis of your written dissertation. You will also develop your ability to think logically and critically, to acquire problem-solving skills, to become competent users of relevant equipment and software, and to communicate results effectively.

 

Full course details

This course will be taught full-time over two years. You will complete 120 credits worth of modules, followed by an individual project with a dissertation worth 120 credits. 

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

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of your engineering discipline, and its underpinning science and mathematics
  • appreciate the wider multidisciplinary engineering context and its underlying principles
  • appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of your engineering judgment

Academic English preparation and support

If you need additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

A specialist engineering course is available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.

 
 

Modules

 Compulsory

  • Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals for Masters
  • Project Organisation and Planning
  • Extended MSc Project

Optional (block A)

  • Advanced AC Drives
  • Advanced Power Electronics
  • Distributed Generation and Alternative Energy
  • Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications
  • Advanced Control
  • Advanced Electrical Machines
  • Applied Computational Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
  • Microwave, Millimetre and Terahertz Systems
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • RF Electronics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical and Photonics Technology
  • HDL for Programmable Devices

Optional (block B)

You will select an additional 10 credits at level 3 or level 4. The module must be agreed by the Course Director.

Students who have taken any of the above modules as part of their BEng/MEng degree course at the University of Nottingham are not allowed to take those modules for a second time.

The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.

 
 

Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your masters, including our step-by-step guide.

Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.

Faculty of Engineering Scholarships

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.

Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

International and EU students

Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

 
 

Careers and professional development

 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 the field of electrical and electronic engineering.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2017, 100% of postgraduates in the department who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £32,500 with the highest being £40,000.

* Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career destinations for our graduates in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians, as well electrical engineers and engineering professionals.

Career Prospects and Employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life. 

* The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research

Boost your earning potential

Which university courses boost graduate wages the most? Studying with us could help you to earn more.

  • We are second highest in the UK for female engineering graduate earnings, five years after graduation
  • We are second highest in the Midlands for male engineering graduate earnings, five years after graduation

(Source: Institute for Fiscal Studies data: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44413086)

 
 
 

Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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