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Electronic Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Electronic Engineering MSc offers content that is different to many other similarly titled courses. It equips you with a skill set that is in demand by industry worldwide, and allows you to maximise your employability by taking a course that is broad in scope but challenging in detail. 

Overview

Reasons to study Electronic Engineering at De Montfort University:

Electronic Engineering builds on your undergraduate knowledge of core aspects of electronics, supported by a module in Engineering Business Environment and Energy studies, which provides you with an understanding of the context of engineering in the early 21st century.

The course embraces a number of themes in areas identified as being generally under-represented in many other courses, such as power electronics and electromagnetic compatibility, providing you with as wide a range of employment opportunities as possible – whether this is in industry or continuing in research.

  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to CEng level
    offering a streamlined route to professional registration
  • Industry placement opportunity
    you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further
  • Graduate employability
    Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of specialist roles in diverse industries, including; embedded systems, electronic design and biomedical monitoring
  • Access to superb professional facilities
    such as general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering
  • Study a wide range of specialist modules
    course content is regularly reviewed and modules have been specifically developed to address skills gaps in the industry
  • Academic and research Expertise
    benefit from teaching by experienced academic and research-based staff, including those from DMU’s dedicated Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering, who are actively involved in international leadership roles in the sector.

 

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Scholarships

Tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent available when studying this course
The Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarship is available to DMU graduates studying a range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Duration: One year full-time (January starters: 18 months full-time) with optional one year placement available or a minimum of two years part-time

Start Date: January and September

Course code: H60071

Fees and funding: 

For 2017/2018 entry - £5,350

For 2018/2019 entry - £6,300

EU Students: Find out about student loan information and scholarships for 2017.

Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Duration: One year full-time (January starters: 18 months full-time) with optional one year placement available or a minimum of two years part-time

Start Date: January and September

Course code: H60071

Fees and funding: 

For 2017/2018 entry - £13,100

For 2018/2019 entry - £14,100

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

 

 

Whilst the University tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.

Where changes are made the University will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.

In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the University will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Professional accreditation

 

 

First semester (September to January)

  • Digital Signal Processing – considers the applications of signal analysis and computational methods for processing digital signals, including images.  The emphasis is on the generation of appropriate software solutions for digital signal and image processing in the time and frequency domains.
  • Physics of Semiconductor Devices – provides in-depth discussion on the properties of semiconducting materials and how these are modified to produce functional devices. This will be followed by device physics of PN junction, MOS and Bipolar.
  • Engineering Business Environment and Energy Studies – gives you an awareness of the commercial environment and the need for operational efficiency within manufacturing businesses. This module provides a thorough understanding of lean 6-sigma practices and their limitations, and an appreciation of new developments in the field of operations planning
  • Control and Instrumentation – provides advanced knowledge in both theory and practical implementation of control systems. This module covers the analysis and design of continuous and discrete time feedback systems and is designed to develop your ability to critically analyse engineering problems involving control and instrumentation issues

 

 

 

 

Second semester (February to May)

  • Embedded Systems – designed to develop your ability to critically analyse engineering problems involving microcontroller issues and to further develop your experimental and theoretical skills in embedded systems
  • Research Methods – introduces the fundamental elements of research methods in an engineering context
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – studies how one electronic system or device interferes with another, how this can be measured and how both the victim and the threat can be better designed to minimise both the level of interference and the response of the victim. This module studies EMC phenomena, their causes, electronic design mitigation and basic EMC measurement
  • Power Electronics – introduces the field of power electronics, from basic switching power supply principles through modern vector-controlled motor drives to advanced power conversion systems. Renewable energy power conversion is also covered

Third semester (June to September)

This is a major, research-based, individual project which can be tailored to your specific career interests.

Optional placement

We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. The placement allows you to gain paid industrial work experience in your area of interest and to increase your future employability.

We have a dedicated Work-Based Learning Unit who will work with you to help you secure a placement. Once on your placement, you will be supported by your visiting tutor to ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from the experience.

 

 

Modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratories. The methodology ensures a good balance between theory and practice so that real engineering problems are better understood, using strong theoretical and analytical knowledge translated into practical skills.

 

 

 

 

Contact and learning hours
You will normally attend 4 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time, for full time study this would be 16 hours per week during term time. You are expected to undertake around 212 further hours of independent study per 30 credit modules. Alternate study modes and entry points may change the timetabled session available, please contact us for details.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The course is fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) which is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries.

IET accreditation recognises the high standard of the course and confirms the relevance of its content. In order to achieve IET accreditation the course has had to reach a certain standard in areas such as the course structure, staffing, resourcing, quality assurance, student support and technical depth.

The benefits of an IET accredited course include increased opportunities, being looked on favourably by employers and completing the first step in your journey to achieving professional Chartered Engineer (CEng) status which can be applied for following a period of suitable industrial experience after graduation.

Engineering Council

This degree has been accredited by IET under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Facilities and features

Facilities

You will have flexible access to our laboratories and workshops which include electrical and electronic experimental facilities in general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. Each area is equipped with the latest experimental equipment appropriate to the corresponding areas of study and research. An additional CAD design suite provides access to computing facilities with specialist electronics CAD tools including OrCAD and PSpice. A specialised area incorporating a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage allows for experimentation in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics, while our digital design suite is equipped with the latest 8 and 32-bit embedded microprocessor platforms together with high-speed programmable logic development environments. Power generation and conversion, industrial process control and embedded drives are provided while our communications laboratory is additionally equipped for RF engineering.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Opportunities and careers

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This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate Careers

Upon graduation you will be equipped to take up responsible positions within a wide range of industries worldwide. Recent graduates have progressed into roles within electronic design, chip design, automation and control systems, embedded systems and communication systems. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.

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