Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc


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MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Full time 12 Months
Entry requirements
A high 2:2 or equivalent
6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
University Park Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.


This course is a broad MSc with a large range of options from electrical power to micro-electronics.
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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.

Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electrical and electronic engineering.

Key facts

  • 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.
  • 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.

Planning and preparation for the project is undertaken during the Spring semester. At least one module option from Electronics modules and one from Electrical (power) modules must be selected.

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

Key learning outcomes for this course are for students to:

  • become competent users of relevant equipment and software
  • develop problem solving skills
  • 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.


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.




Core modules

  • Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals for Masters (autumn): 10 credits
  • Research Project Organisation and Design (spring): 10 credits
  • MSc Project (full-year): 60 credits

Optional modules

Examples of available optional modules are listed below:

  • Advanced AC Drives with Project (spring): 20 credits
  • Advanced Control System Design with Project (autumn): 20 credits
  • Advanced Electrical Machines (spring): 10 credits
  • Advanced Power Conversion (spring): 10 credits
  • Analogue Electronics (autumn): 20 credits
  • Applied Computational Engineering (autumn): 10 credits*
  • Bioelectronic and Biophotonic Interfacing (autumn): 10 credits
  • Digital Communications (spring): 10 credits
  • Digital Signal Processing for Telecommunications, Multimedia and Instrumentation (autumn): 10 credits
  • Electrical Machines, Drives and Applications (autumn): 20 credits
  • Embedded Computing (spring): 10 credits
  • HDL for Programmable Logic (autumn): 10 credits*
  • Integrated Circuits and Systems (autumn): 20 credits
  • Mobile Communications (spring): 10 credits*
  • Power Electronic Applications and Control (autumn): 20 credits
  • Optical Communications (autumn): 10 credits
  • Optical Networks (spring): 10 credits
  • Power Electronics Integration (autumn): 10 credits
  • Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications (spring): 10 credits
  • Renewable Energy (spring): 10 credits
  • RF Microelectronics (spring): 10 credits*
  • Robotics, Dynamics and Control (spring): 10 credits
  • Sensing Systems and Signal Processing (spring): 10 credits
  • Technologies for Wind Generation (spring): 10 credits
  • Technologies for the Hydrogen Transport Economy (spring): 10 credits

*These modules are available in two versions, one worth 10 credits, and another worth 20 credits, which includes a substantial piece of coursework.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.



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.



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 2016, 94.2% of postgraduates in the faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,959 with the highest being £100,000.

*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on 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

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