Taught course

Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the MSc programme is normally satisfied by possession of one of the following: 1. A 2:2 or higher honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Communication Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics. 2. A degree qualification of a subject and standard equivalent to 1., obtained after a programme of full-time study extending over a period of not less than three years in a recognised university outside the UK.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The general aim of the programme is to provide the opportunity for graduate scientists/engineers to develop expertise to meet the increasing demands of the new technologies in Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Engineering. The programme intends to promote and engender a positive interest in current practice and through the dissertation an understanding of research methods. This is to encourage students to respond to changes and developments and allow them to contribute to future developments.

We have a long history of awarding Engineering degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and have developed programmes, which are current and will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding and skills. With a large proportion of computer laboratory and other practical work you will reinforce the theories and practices learnt in the classroom with 'hands on' experience. Our programmes offer you the opportunity to study the advanced knowledge and theories required for Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering and apply these to the practical work environment.

The programme will be delivered across two semesters of 15 weeks duration for the taught modules of the full-time mode of study, with the project dissertation being completed during the following semester A or B or C. The part-time provision will span two academic years for the taught modules and followed by the project dissertation. UK students opting for the part-time mode of study can accumulate credits over a longer period of time and can obtain the MSc award in no more than six years.

The programme benefits from access to communication and electrical/electronic engineering laboratories, an integrated circuit design suite, and IT labs. Teaching is delivered through formal lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical classes and laboratory sessions. Most lectures are supported by programme notes, which allow the student to concentrate on the lecture and complete some independent studies of his/her own. Group work is also encouraged in some modules.

The School has strong links with industry and benefits from vocationally based programmes designed to meet the needs of industrial partners. Each year we host a number of visits at which informal interviews for full and part-time employment opportunities often take place. We have an Industrial Placement Tutor who will assist in making applications.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978