This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements.
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 three different streams, electronic engineering, communications and software programming.
You will be taught using up to date practices, including the use of electronic resources. Teaching is a mix of lectures, workshops, lab work, tutorials and projects, with assessment usually performed through formal examination and coursework.
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.
Planning and preparation for the project is undertaken during the spring semester.
Key learning outcomes of the course are for students to:
- 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.
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.