Taught course

Electronic Engineering

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · Department of Computer Science and Technology
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Evidence of having studied at least two of the following (or closely aligned topics): Engineering mathematics, Analogue and digital electronics, Circuits design and analysis, Signal processing, Digital communications, Control engineering during your undergraduate studies, or having evidence of equivalent experience. Example 1: You may have studied physics at UG level, which included engineering mathematics / numerical techniques / applied mathematics UANDU circuit design / analysis / electronics. Example 2: You may have completed a relevant HND together with several years working within the electronics industry with a technical role. Example 3: You have studied computer engineering at UG level, which included control engineering UANDU signal processing.

MSc

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is offered at our UCMK campus, Milton Keynes.

Key features

  • Study in an electronic laboratory environment, gaining valuable hands-on experience as well as opportunities for industry connections including National Instruments, Rhode & Schwarz and Axis Electronics
  • Explore topics including applied microwave and optical communications, systems engineering, embedded sensors, controllers and energy, advanced digital signal processing, microprocessor architecture and embedded hardware, advanced digital communications, wireless sensor networks, optical communications and other exciting emerging technologies such as energy harvesting
  • Develop practical skills in laboratory sessions in which you will build and work with your own electronic devices
  • Gain skills and insight into a fast-changing area on a course accredited by the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), making you well-prepared to enter a demanding and exciting industry
  • Benefit from developing expertise and understanding of professional standards to allow you to access careers like electronic systems design, as a development engineer, in software design, as an embedded systems engineer, a communications engineer, product support engineer, technical consultant or further study on an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.
About the course
This course, for graduates with a background in electronics, was designed with industry experts and is ideal for those aiming to enter a range of specialist careers in digital electronics or communications. Gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in digital communications, signal processing, electronic circuits and microprocessors, as well as an understanding of engineering best practice and how to apply it in real-life scenarios. The course will provide you with academic and technical skills to analyse, synthesise, interpret and make sense of modern electronic systems. It will enable you to meet the demands of tomorrow’s engineering society.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level
Career opportunities

You will gain valuable skills for a career within Electronic Engineering as well as those relevant for the wider areas such as computer science or system engineering.

The unit ‘Professional Project Management’ requires you to work in a team to apply current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control. You will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.

Areas of study may include:
  • Network Systems and Administration
  • Accounting and Finance
  • The Telecoms Business Environment
  • Research Methodologies and Project Management
  • MSc Project – Telecommunications Management

Information for international students

Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk
Phone
01582 743 500