Taught course

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Institution
Plymouth University · Faculty of Science and Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of BSc (Hons) 2:2 for MSc in electronic engineering or related subject. Applications from physical science or professional backgrounds may be considered. Entry to the MRes is via initial entry to the MSc. Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The progress made in telecommunications and information technology allows you to benefit from greater access to entertainment, health, and commerce. A range of multimedia services underpins the growth in these areas. This programme focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of electronics and provides a solid foundation for engineering a wide range of electrical systems, such as embedded microcontrollers, renewable energy, power converters and high frequency communications.
  • Gain hands-on experience in signal processing and embedded systems programming.
  • Benefit from the industrial collaboration with British Telecommunications plc (BT) and Bombardier Transportation. Strong collaboration with BT's Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station and other companies such as Orange (France Telecom).
  • Progress in a school that has gained national and international recognition for its research in satellite communications, data storage, and digital signal processing (Research Assessment Exercise RAE 2008).
  • Develop research skills in leading edge technology. and advance with the support of our Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research.
  • Develop your knowledge in our Digital Signal Processing [DSP] laboratory, a new networks laboratory funded in part by CISCO, a separate postgraduate study room with full internet and specialist software, and a dedicated communications laboratory.
  • Explore the option of completing the programme over two years with an integral work placement year.
  • Draw on the expertise of our lecturers who are nationally and internationally recognised leading researchers. Professor Martin Tomlinson is internationally recognised for the invention of the Tomlinson-Harashima precoder – a key component of any telecommunications modem.
  • Benefit from Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation. The MSc is a significant step towards the status of Chartered Engineer (CEng) which is highly sought after in industry.
  • You are eligible to apply for an IET postgraduate scholarship. Amounts can vary between £2,500 and £10,000, tenable for one year, which are intended to reward excellence rather than alleviate financial hardship. For more information on the different scholarships available, details on how to apply and confirmed closing dates for applications, please visit the IET Awards and Scholarships.
  • Stand out from the crowd by completing an integrated placement as part of your masters degree.

Information for international students

Competency in spoken and written English required (IELTS 6.5 minimum or equivalent)

Fees and funding

The new Postgraduate Loan for masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for students commencing in the 2016-17 academic year.

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1752 585858
Fax
+44 (0)1752 584 540