Taught course

Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Brunel University, London · Electronic and Computer Engineering

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a related discipline. Other subjects which involve a high degree of mathematical competence, such other branches of Engineering with relevant work experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

This MSc course in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a broad programme of advanced studies, whilst also offering a wide range of specialist modules which open a variety of career pathways on graduation.

The distinctive feature of the MSc is its flexible structure – you are able to customise the content of your programme to meet your academic interests and career aspirations.

Core modules are used to ensure there is depth and breadth in key areas of electronic and electrical engineering – notably sensors and instrumentation, control, photonics, sustainable power systems, telecommunications, intelligent systems, medical systems, integrated circuits and embedded systems.


Having an advanced, broad level of engineering knowledge and skills is a prerequisite for improving your career options in a demanding and dynamic sector.

The course allows graduates with an electronic and electrical engineering background to further develop their skills as well as allowing able students from other numerate degree backgrounds to build up strong expertise in this area to complement their original undergraduate studies.

On the MSC programme you will:

  • Gain the in-depth knowledge you need to resolve new, complex and unusual challenges across a range of electrical and electronics issues.
  • Develop imagination, initiative and creativity to allow you to problem solve effectively.
  • Become work ready for a career with leading engineering organisations.

Core Modules

Project Management

Covers the latest advanced techniques and strategies for project management, management tools, management and reporting methods and team building.

Advanced Analogue Electronics & Photonics

Covers electronic and photonic systems for sensors in general and key analogue circuits used as front-end drivers or pre-amplifiers.

Applied Sensors, Instrumentation and Control

Focuses on particular aspects of sensors, instrumentation and control through the use of real-world examples and the characteristics of sensors and associated systems. A group project activity based on the application of sensors, instrumentation and control techniques is part of this module.

AEEE Group Project

Power Electronics and FACTS

Optional Modules

Choose three modules with at least one from: Analogue Integrated Circuit Design, Embedded Systems Engineering, DSP for Communications and Intelligent Systems.

DSP for Communications

Covers real-time signal processing, reconfigurable computing and DSP/FPGA system architecture in the context of communication systems.

RF & Optical Communication Systems

Deals with design and operation of radio (Antennas, Amplifiers) and optical frequency systems and their integration into telecommunication systems

Embedded Systems Engineering
Covers real-time computing for embedded and control computer systems and the implementation of algorithms on embedded systems.

Intelligent Systems

Focuses on intelligent systems techniques, DSP applications and implementing intelligent systems for given DSP problems

Computer Networks

Focuses on computer networks, protocols/models for IP QoS provisioning.

Analogue Inegrated Circuit Design


Information for international students

English Language Requirements •IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) •Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) •BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

You will probably need to finance your own study. You may be eligible for Brunel bursaries, as well as external funding and other support.
Overseas students often obtain external funding, and may be eligible for Brunel bursaries studentships and scholarships and prizes and other support.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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