Taught course

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Durham University · School of Engineering

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Entry requirements

A second class honours degree (typically equivalent to UK 2:1 Honours) or better in a subject which includes a significant electronic or electrical engineering content.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

The main objective of the course is to educate you in the key engineering aspects of electronic and electrical engineering, enabling you to undertake responsible, creative, challenging and stimulating posts in industry or research.

The course covers the key areas of electronic and electrical engineering. In addition to the technical background provided in these subjects, hands-on experience is gained through a major individual Research and Development project, a group design project and a supporting laboratory programme.

Course structure

The course consists of five core modules to provide an advanced engineering education in Electrical (List A) or Electronic (List B) Engineering alongside an optional module that allows students to increase their understanding in an area suited to their interests and needs. Students choose to follow List A or List B as described below. In addition to these taught modules, you will also complete a group design project and a major, individual research and development project working closely with an academic in your chosen subject area.

Electrical Engineering core taught content (List A):

  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Future Vehicles
  • Electrical Energy Conversion
  • Power Electronics
  • Smart Energy Networks

Electronic Engineering core taught content (List B):

  • Radio and Digital Communications
  • Advanced Electronics Measurement
  • Communication Networks
  • Advanced Electronics
  • Photonics

Examples of optional taught content:

Students select one optional module from the following topics:

  • Internet of everything
  • Optimisation

Information for international students

Scholarships available for 2022 entry will be determined in September 2021. Over 60 scholarships are available, each year. Some scholarships are awarded to more than one person. For further information see the course listing.

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,500.00 per year
International students
£27,250.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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