Taught course

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Loughborough University · School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree in electronic / electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics or an equivalent qualification or equivalent industrial experience. Applicants with a good lower second class honours degree may also be considered. Candidates holding CEI Part II are admitted.

Months of entry


Course content

Electronic and electrical engineering lie at the heart of many areas of global importance yet is a skill set in short supply. This is a new course designed for engineers with a strong electronics component in their first degree or who wish to expand their repertoire and equip themselves for working in the field of embedded systems. It is suitable for recent graduates and engineers with experience of microelectronics who have good mathematical ability. It provides a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of this exciting field and has been developed in consultation with industry advisors to ensure it is relevant to today’s workplace.

Compulsory modules provide a comprehensive understanding of modern microelectronics, embedded electronic systems, emerging technologies and their uses while the individual research project offers the chance to pursue a specialism in-depth. You’ll have access to advanced research knowledge and state of the art laboratories using industry standard software (Altera, Cadence, Mentor, Xilinx) so that you are prepared to enter a wide range of industry sectors on graduation.

The practicalities of creating electronic systems and reliable electronic systems are covered so the skills acquired are immediately applicable to industry and in line with today’s best practice.

Modules are block taught so can also be studied separately by working engineers as continuous professional development either to enhance their knowledge in particular subject fields or to widen their portfolio.

Compulsory Modules

  • ASIC Engineering
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Technology and Verification of VLSI Systems
  • Embedded Software Development – new for 2014
  • Individual Project

Optional Modules (Choose four)

  • Communication Networks
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Solar Power 1
  • Wind Power 1
  • Systems Architecture
  • Advanced FPGAs – new for 2014
  • DSP for Software Radio
  • Advanced Photovoltaics
  • Mobile Network Technologies
  • Advanced Applications - new for 2014

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222 496