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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc (Eng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Programme code:MSE-ELEC/EEUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr. Tim Amsdon Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2.1) degree or higher in Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline; or a good lower second class (2.2) honours degree accompanied by demonstration of specific competence in electronic and/or electrical engineering.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Programme specification:

Programme Overview

Commercial products today combine many technologies, and industry is increasingly interdisciplinary. This course meets this demand, giving you an interdisciplinary knowledge base in modern electronics including power, communications, control and embedded processors.

You will develop a broad grasp of many electronic and electrical engineering disciplines, as well as develop programming skills and practical laboratory skills, alongside understanding of the global electronics industry. The programme will also provide an opportunity to study specialist topics such as wireless communication systems, electric machines, generating power from renewable sources, FPGAs and system-on-chip technologies, medical electronics and e-health.

Graduates of this course can expect to find jobs where industry needs a breadth of knowledge matched by a depth in certain areas. You will be well equipped to integrate and co-ordinate the strands of a cross-disciplinary project and manage the interfaces between specialities.

Learning Outcomes

As an engineering degree programme, the primary learning outcomes are aligned with the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer with ECUK. For BEng programmes, some further learning will be required; MEng programmes meet the educational requirements for professional registration in full. This applies to programmes accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The accreditation status of this programme may be confirmed by contacting the School.

The subjects studied in the programme modules are designed to meet these learning outcomes while focussing on the key topics which are relevant to the programme theme.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

- Demonstrate a comprehensive and specialist knowledge and understanding of the science, mathematics and engineering principles which underpin the discipline, including those which are at the forefront of the subject, and a critical awareness of new developments and the wider engineering context.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, and also computational and analytical techniques and models, in order to solve complex engineering problems and reach substantiated conclusions; formulate and analyse complex problems, which may involve information that is incomplete or uncertain.
- Demonstrate the ability to select, use and critically evaluate technical literature, and recognise the limitations of knowledge in the discipline
- Demonstrate the ability to design solutions to complex problems, and carry out extended engineering projects, considering a range of societal, user and commercial factors, and industry standards, and showing originality and creativity in the design process.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental impacts of engineering, including the entire lifecycle of products, making appropriate decisions informed by professional codes of conduct.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply academic research skills and advanced scholarship.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising initiative, decision-making skills and personal responsibility, and to evaluate their own performance, individually and as a member of a professional team.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both the results of their own work and other complex information, to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in a variety of forms, selecting and evaluating the methods used.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage and extend their own learning and professional development, the transferable skills necessary for employment within the engineering sector, and the skills necessary for life-long independent learning and professional development.

Progression and Award

This programme is subject to rules for progression and award which are slightly diff erent from the University’s standard rules. Current and prospective students should make themselves familiar with these additional rules which are listed in the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study, and summarised under the ‘[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment] links below.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:-

ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5681MProgramming15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5882MMSc Individual Project60 credits1 Oct to 31 Aug

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 90 credits from the following optional modules.

Students will be required to study at least 30 credits from the following optional modules. There should be an appropriate workload balance between semesters once all optional modules have been selected.

ELEC5562MPower Electronics and Drives15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5564MElectric Power Generation by Renewable Sources15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC5570MControl Systems Design15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students will be required to study at least 45 credits from the following optional modules. There should be an appropriate workload balance between semesters once all optional modules have been selected.

ELEC5333MWireless Communications Systems Design15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5566MFPGA Design for System-on-Chip15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC5620MEmbedded Microprocessor System Design15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC5650MMedical Electronics and E-Health15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for award.

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:31:12


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