Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc
MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering
If you're ready to build on your electronic and electrical engineering skills and knowledge, become an expert in the field and step up to more ambitious roles in the industry, our MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree course will help you meet your ambitions.
On this course, you'll expand your current knowledge by learning about key topics – such as microwave and wireless technology, and the practical application and design aspects of electronic systems. In the process, you'll update your skills too.
You'll graduate with the ability to apply new technologies in the design and implementation of modern systems. And because the course has been designed to meet a skills shortage in the field, you'll be in an excellent position to pursue roles from product design to aerospace engineering.
You can start this course in October or February (full time only in February).
Qualifications or experience
- A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Learn more about the practical application and design aspects of electronic systems
- Use our extensive multimedia computational facilities, which feature the latest industry software
- Improve your knowledge of VHDL and Digital Systems Design, Advanced DSP Techniques, Analytical Management Techniques, Materials for Electronic Products, Microwave and Wireless Technology and Sensors and Measurement Systems, through a combination of theory and practice
- Work in our labs, including the Analogue and Digital Electronics Laboratories, the Control Engineering Laboratory and the Telecommunications and Signal Processing Laboratory, which are equipped with professional tools and kits
- Get to grips with hardware and software development tools for design, development and implementation, as well as our advanced computer suites, which feature the latest analysis and simulation software used by professionals in the industry
- Complete a personal project based on a significant, in-depth piece of analysis or design
If you want to get professional workplace experience alongside your Master's, see our MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Professional Experience course.
Careers and opportunities
- Electronics engineer
- Product design engineer
- Aerospace engineer
- Application engineer
- Research and development
- Product manufacture
- Project management
What you'll study on this MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree course
Each unit on this course is worth 20 credits, with the exception of your individual project.
You'll need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 6 units worth a combined 120 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.
Core modules include:
- Advanced DSP Techniques
- Electrical Machines and Drives
- Electrical Power Systems Technology
- Individual MSc Project
- Materials for Electronic Products
- Microwave and High Speed Digital Design
- Sensors and Measurement Systems
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
academicwriting notetaking timemanagement criticalthinking presentationskills referencing workingin groups revision, memory and exam techniques
Teaching on this course includes:
- laboratory sessions
- project work
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks, an assessment period and a project, which takes place over the summer:
- Autumn teaching block – September to December (October to December for some courses in 2020/21 only)
- Spring teaching block – January to May (early February to May for some courses in 2020/21 only)
- Assessment period – May to June
- Project period – June to September
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- written examinations
- laboratory-based project work
- a major individual project or dissertation
Tuition fees (October 2020 start)
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
- Full-time: £9,000
- Part-time: £3,000 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
- Full-time: £16,400
- Part-time: £5,470 per year (subject to annual increase)
Additional course costs
These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.
You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.
You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.
There may be occasional trips for which you will be asked to contribute up to £25 per trip.
If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us (above) or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.
If you don’t meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
Admissions terms and conditions
When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.