Taught course

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

University of Strathclyde · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

A first or good second class honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject, from a recognised academic institution. For applicants whose first language is not English, a recognised UKVI SELT with a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 with all sub-bands at 5.5 must be demonstrated.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies across the broad range of subjects relevant to electronic and electrical engineering. You select modules from the extensive range of postgraduate taught courses delivered by the Department. This unique flexible structure allows you to construct a personalised MSc programme that meets your academic interests and career aspirations. The interdisciplinary nature of the course offers a wide range of career opportunities. Recent graduates have gained well paid positions in the electrical supply industries, telecommunications and IT, consulting and design companies, healthcare and aerospace with organisations such as Mott MacDonald, Siemens, Nokia and JP Morgan.

The course is fully accredited by the professional body, the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET). MSc programmes are CEng accredited. These programmes fulfil the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme or equivalent.

Two semesters of compulsory and optional taught modules (120 credits) are followed by a three-month practical research project (60 credits) in your chosen specialist area. Opportunities exist to conduct this through the Department's competitive MSc industrial internships.

Compulsory module

· Assignment & Professional Studies

Optional modules (five to be chosen)

· Power Electronics, Machines & Applications

· Power System Design, Operation & Protection

· Digital Signal Processing Principles

· Information Transmission & Security

· Communications Networks

· Control Principles

· Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection

· High Voltage Technology & Electromagnetic Compatability

· Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control

· Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management

· Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources

· Advanced Digital Signal Processing Principles

· Embedded System Design

· Image & Video Processing

· Control Techniques

· Software Engineering

Information for international students

Applications are open annually from 1 October - 31 August for entry that September. Submissions must be made online. There is a dedicated Induction Programme in Week 4 September which all new MSc students must attend.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4500 Scotland/EU, £9000 RUK
International students

International & UK students are eligible for a range of scholarships offered by the University and Department:

· Postgraduate Student Awards for Scotland (PSAS)

· Rest of the UK PGT Scholarship

· The Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship

· Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursary

· Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

· Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)

· Fundacion Iberdrola/Scottish Power Scholarship

· Marshall Scholarships

· Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

· Pakistan 50th Anniversary Fund

· Santander Scholarship

· Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship

· Strathclyde International Scholarship

· Whitworth Scholarship

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Elaine Black
0141 548 2170
0141 552 2487