electronic-engineering

Electronic Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this programme builds upon your knowledge of core aspects of electronics, with a focus on traditionally underrepresented themes such as power electronics and electromagnetic compatibility.

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Overview

Designed to address skills gaps in this innovative industry, our MSc will help maximise your employability. Industry-relevant course content, placement opportunities and teaching from research-active staff mean our graduates are well-equipped for a range of roles. 

You will grow your skills across core electronic engineering disciplines, by taking modules such as Digital Signal Processing, Power Electronics and Embedded Systems. You will further enhance your employability by studying Engineering Business Environment, a module that considers the opportunities and threats to business arising from environmental policy, legislation and societal change. In your final semester, you will be supported by our academics and technicians with your individual project, a substantial piece of work focused on your specific research interests.

You will be taught by staff who are carrying out research in areas including emerging memory devices, growth nano-structures and communications cabling. This means you will develop a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the context of electronic engineering in the 21st century. 

Our graduates are working as engineers in roles including control systems and embedded systems, engineering electronics design and biomedical monitoring. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.

Key features

  • Accredited by the IET, ensuring that you will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for an engineering career and professional registration. 
  • Boost your skills in our professional laboratories and workshops, including facilities for general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. 
  • Learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions, ensuring a good balance between theoretical knowledge and practical abilities. 
  • Benefit from experienced research-based teaching staff, including those from DMU’s dedicated Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering, which offers engineering solutions and multimedia techniques for electronics, communications, healthcare and entertainment.
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on experience by joining our student engineering societies, including the Electronics Club, a structured social and educational club where students from across the faculty work on practical electronics projects.
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement, where you can build your network and gain industrial experience in your area of interest. Previous Engineering students have undertaken placement roles with companies including Rolls Royce and Airbus. 
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Scholarships

International Scholarships

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

 

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Duration: One year full-time with optional one year placement available or a minimum of two years part-time

Start Date: September

Course code: H60071

Fees and funding:

For 2020/21 full-time fees will be £7,920 per year.

Part-time fees will be £660 per 15 credits.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

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

Apply for the DMU Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

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 with optional one year placement available or a minimum of two years part-time

Start Date: September

Course code: H60071

Fees and funding:

For 2020/21 tuition full-time fees will be £14,600 per year.

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.

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
  • Physics of Semiconductor Devices
  • Engineering Business Environment
  • Control and Instrumentation

 

Second semester (February to May)

  • Embedded Systems
  • Study Skills and Research Methods
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • Power Electronics

Third semester (June to September)

 

  • Project
  • Optional placement

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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 Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Opportunities and careers

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Through DMU Global, 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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