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 September or January (full time only in January).
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
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.
Careers and opportunities
Because electronic and electrical engineering skills are in demand, you'll be in a strong position to secure employment when you graduate from the course.
Career opportunities include:
- Electronics engineer
- Product design engineer
- Aerospace engineer
- Application engineer
- Research and development
- Product manufacture
- Project management
The MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This MSc also qualifies, under the UK Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), as the further learning required to register for Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
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.
Tuition fees (September 2019 start)
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
- Full time: £8,700
- Part time: £2,900 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
- Full time: £15,900
- Part time: £5,300 per year (may be 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 might need to pay for travel and accommodation to attend optional campus induction events, workshops and study days.
There may be travel costs for optional internships or placements, and this can range from £50 - £1000.
You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.
You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
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.
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 units include:
- VHDL and Digital Systems Design
- Advanced DSP Techniques
- Analytical Management Techniques
- Materials for Electronic Products
- Microwave and Wireless Technology
- Sensors and Measurement Systems
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:
- academic writing
- note taking
- time management
- critical thinking
- presentation skills
- working in 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
- Spring teaching block – January to Easter
- Assessment period – Easter 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
Apply for this course using our online application form.
If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us 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.