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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.

Winner: Best University Careers and Employability Service
NUE Awards, 2021
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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. 

*Country restrictions apply

 

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Scholarships

International Scholarships

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

 

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  • UK
  • EU/International

Programme code: H60071

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one-year placement available), 18 months for January starts or 30 months part-time.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding:

2021/22 full-time fees for UK students: £8,170 per year.

For 2021/22 entry, part-time fees will be £680 per 15 credits.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Programme code: H60071

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available) or 18 months for January starts.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding:

2021/22 tuition full-time fees for EU and international students: £15,100 per year.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

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.

Library and learning zones

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

Winner: Best University Careers and Employability Service
NUE Awards, 2021
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Placements

During this course you will have the option to undertake a work placement*, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.

Recently, students have taken up placements with companies such as security service company Progressive Facilities Management, and London-based payment software company StyloPAY.

Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.

*Country restrictions apply

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DMU Global

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 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.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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Graduate careers

You may wish to pursue careers in engineering in a wide range of roles, including control systems and embedded systems, engineering electronics design and biomedical monitoring.

Our Electronic Engineering MSc graduates have taken up positions as project engineers and data processing specialists at companies including Oracle, Industrial Engineering Services (IES), Nielsen, and SNC - Lavalin Rail & Transit.

This course also offers an ideal platform for further study and towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.

Postgraduate Events

Our postgraduate open events are your opportunity to speak to academics and current student about your course, Leicester, funding and more.

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Our prospectus will give you a clearer idea of what it's like to live and study at DMU and a snapshot of the courses we offer.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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Case study

An Electronic Engineering graduate has landed a top job and plans to start a master’s, after joining De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) through Clearing.

Andy Pohl, who graduated with a First, started working as a software engineer at Conekt, a specialist engineering company with high profile clients such as aerospace companies and the Ministry of Defence. Impressed by Andy’s performance, Conekt sponsored him to undertake an MSc in Electronic and Computer Engineering.  

Andy puts his success down to the good grounding he got at DMU, saying: “My degree really helped me prepare for my career through a large range of modules, from analogue electronics to embedded systems, all of which were taught to a high standard by experienced lecturers.

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Accommodation

We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with 13 halls of residence and around 4,100 rooms, all of which are a short distance from our campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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De Montfort Students' Union (DSU)

Run by students for students, DSU offers more than 150 societies and almost 40 different sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in DSU’s annual elections. Find out more.

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A city like no other

Studying here gives easy access to the vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping and culture that is Leicester. There are clubs, bars and pubs, as well as festivals, live music, theatres and cinemas. Leicester City Football Club play in the Premier League while Leicester Tigers are one of Europe’s biggest rugby clubs. Find out more.