Taught course

Electronic Systems Design

University of Bath · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electronic systems. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Study a master’s that focuses on your employability by giving you the practical design skills to take a lead role in the electronics industry.

If you want to work with electronic devices and systems, our master’s will develop your expertise for a career in this area.

Our course covers the theory and practice of electronics technologies to give you an in-depth understanding of the subject. From this base, you'll learn how to research, design and develop electronic systems, engineering technologies, processes and products. You'll apply artificial intelligence, modern control and computer engineering techniques to improve the performance of electronic equipment and devices. The skills you develop will help you adapt and innovate in a swiftly-changing sector.

You’ll be based in our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, learning from academics with expertise in engineering science. Their international collaborations, industry links and research activities feed into your teaching and learning experience.

You’ll get hands-on lab experience with the latest electronics hardware, tools and systems. Our facilities include:
  • electronic systems laboratory
  • printed circuit fabrication and assembly laboratories
  • real-time digital simulation facility
  • microgrid laboratory
  • autonomous systems and robotics laboratory
  • electric vehicles laboratory
  • power electronics and drives laboratory

When you graduate, you'll be able to show technical skills in electronic systems design. Your degree will help prepare you for a career in engineering companies worldwide. Our top performing MSc students may also choose to further their studies with us through our PhD programme.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Learn more via the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115