Research course

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirements for a MPhil level programme will be a second class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). The standard academic entry requirements for a Doctorate level programme (e.g. PhD) it will be an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

The School has six research groups which reflect our vision of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Our research groups are as follows:

Microwave and Communication Systems (MACS)

The MACS group considers a wide range of advanced topics applicable to communications and radar; from highly mobile wireless networks, propagation, microwave and milli-metric components, through to digital signal processing, coding and signal analysis.

Control Systems (CS)

The CS group has an international reputation for its pioneering research in systems theory including the development of frequency domain design tools for multivariable systems, self-tuning and adaptive control and the use of symbolic algebra in the development of control algorithms.

Sensing, Imaging and Signal Processing (SISP)

SISP pursues collaborative and cross-disciplinary research that exploits the complementary expertise in sensing, imaging and signal processing that is brought together in the group.

Electrical Energy and Power Systems (EEPS)

The EEPS group is at the forefront of research and teaching in the field of electric power engineering in the United Kingdom and internationally with its 10 permanent academic members of staff and its 30+ researchers.

Power Conversion (PC)

The efficient conversion & control of electrical energy is a vital infrastructure technology that underpins much of what we take for granted in an industrialised country; electricity generation & distribution, land, sea & air transport, computer & communications systems, & countless industrial processes.

Microelectronics and Nanostructures (M&N)

Our research activities cover a range of topics concerned with the fundamental materials and physics issues surrounding advanced semiconductor devices, novel high speed electronic and optoelectronic devices, and advanced sensors and systems.

Department specialisms

Microwave and Communication Systems; Control Systems; Sensing, Imaging and Signal Processing; Electrical Energy and Power Systems; Power Conversion; Microelectronics and Nanostructures

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL 570 with 5.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or CBTOEFL 230 with 5.0 in the TWE.

Fees and funding

You should contact individual Research Groups to find out whether any studentship vacancies are available. Faculty-wide studentships are advertised nationally on jobs.ac.uk in February/March each year. Many of our programmes have external funding and are tied to particular research grants.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
pgr-eee@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 306 4800