Taught course

Electronic and Electrical Engineering (conversion programme) with Industrial Experience

Queen Mary, University of London · Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

This is a conversion programme for students who are not coming from an electronic and electrical engineering background.

You should possess a good honours degree (minimum of an upper 2nd honours degree) in maths, physics, biology, chemistry or computer science, but not electronic and electrical engineering, or a degree with less than 50 percent of the modules in electronic and electrical engineering subjects.

For international students we require English language qualifications IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 92 (internet based).

Months of entry


Course content

This new conversion masters programme builds on the strengths of the Queen Mary University School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. These strengths include world-leading research in: networks, antenna design and electromagnetics, computer vision and computer theory. This conversion masters programme features a common first semester of: analogue electronics, digital systems design (incorporating an on-line pre-sessional module in digital circuit design), control systems, embedded systems (incorporating C programming).

In the second semester the electronic engineering stream features choices from: advanced control systems, critical systems, integrated circuit design, real-time DSP, while the electrical engineering stream features choices from: bioelectricity, microwave and millimeterwave communication systems, power electronics, and electrical power engineering. Both streams have a Project / industrial project during the 3rd (summer) semester. You will complete your industrial placement during the second year.

Industrial Experience

The industrial placement currently takes place towards the end of the first year for a maximum of 12 months. It is the student’s responsibility to secure their placement, the school will offer guidance and support in finding and securing the placement but the onus is on the student to secure the job and arrange the details of the placement.

Currently if you are not able to secure a placement by the end of your second semester we will transfer you onto the 1 year FT taught programme without the Industrial Experience, this change would also be applied to any visa if you were here on a student visa.

The industrial placement consists of 8-12 months spent working with an appropriate employer in a role that relates directly to your field of study. The placement is currently undertaken between the taught component and the project. This will provide you with the opportunity to apply the key technical knowledge and skills that you have learned in your taught modules, and will enable you to gain a better understanding of your own abilities, aptitudes, attitudes and employment potential. The module is only open to students enrolled on a programme of study with integrated placement.

Information for international students

For further information please see our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
N/A months
full time
24 months
part time
N/A months
N/A months

Course contact details

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science