Electronic Engineering (Two-Year Euromasters) MSc

The main distinguishing feature of our two-year programme is the professional training component (which cannot normally be offered by the standard technically-focused one year MSc) with the potential of gaining experience from working in industry.

Why Surrey?

The Electronic Engineering (Euromasters) MSc mirrors the two-year Masters programme structure that is common in the USA, and is an ideal stepping stone to a PhD.

Programme overview

Our MSc Euromasters programmes are designed for electronic engineering students and professionals with an interest in gaining further qualifications in advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technologies in the selected pathway, with enhanced project, as well as training in transferable skills including business awareness and management. Some industrial placements will be available.

Here is a list of Electronic Engineering (Euromasters) MScs offered:

  • Communications Networks and Software
  • RF and Microwave Systems Engineering
  • Mobile Communications Systems
  • Mobile and Satellite Communications
  • Mobile Media Communications
  • Computer Vision, Robotics and Machine Learning
  • Satellite Communications Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Space Engineering                        
  • Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronic Devices

Please note that at applicant stage, it is necessary to apply for the Electronic Engineering (Euromasters). If you wish to specialise in one of the above pathways, you can adjust your Euromaster programme accordingly on starting the course.

The advanced taught technical content, which is identical to the corresponding standard one-year MSc programmes, is in sub-disciplines of electronic engineering closely aligned with the internationally-leading research conducted in the four research centres of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The main distinguishing feature of this two-year programme is the professional training component (which cannot normally be offered by the standard technically-focused one year MSc) with the potential of gaining experience from working in industry.

The MSc Euromasters complies with the structure defined by the Bologna Agreement, and thus it is in harmony with the Masters programme formats adhered to in European universities. Consequently, it facilitates student exchanges with our partner universities in the Erasmus Exchange programme. A number of bilateral partnerships exist with partner institutions at which students can undertake their project. Current partnerships held by the Department include the following:       

  • Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • Universität di Bologna, Italy
  • Universität Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Module overview

Programme structure

The MSc Euromasters format is assembled from existing programmes and modules. Year 1 of the programme consists of eight taught modules subject to the validated patterns of study for the standard MSc format, totalling 120 credits. Year 2 is constituted by two Engineering Professional Studies (EPS) modules (30 credits) plus a 90 credit project. There is the option of taking the first semester EPS module in Year 2 with a 3-6 months placement in industry. The Department will use its contacts with industry to help students to find suitable placements.

Year 1

Standard MSc programmes taught modules within the validated patterns of study. The programme of study in Year 1 finishes in June.

Year 2

There are two possible programme structures for Year 2.

  1. Students not going to industry start their project in Semester 1 of Year 2. The project is worth 45 credits in each semester, and finishes at the end of Semester 2 in June. In addition to the project, students take the professional studies module EPS1 in Semester 1 (15 credits) and EPS2 in Semester 2 (15 credits)
  2. Students going to industry for three - six months start their project in Semester 2 (45 credits) and continue  over the summer period, finishing in September with the standard MSc cohort. In addition they take the professional studies modules EPS1P in Semester 1 (15 credits), and EPS2 in Semester 2 (15 credits)




Engineering Professional Studies 1



Engineering Professional Studies 1 with Industrial Placement



Engineering Professional Studies 2



90 Credit Project


Autumn / Spring or Spring / Summer

The above are compulsory modules on the Euromasters MSc. In addition, all modules listed for other specialist pathways are available on the Euromaster course, although options are subject to timetabling constraints.

Part-time students may register for up to 120 credits but not less than 30 credits per year. Students unable to undertake the 90 credit project due to constraints at work may take a 30 credit project. The second, 60 credit component, can be based on the submission of project-type material related to their employment.

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Programme leader

Dr Ning Wang

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Programme facts

Type of programme:


Programme length:

  • Full-time: 24 months

Start date:

Sep 2016

Entry Requirements

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English language requirements

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.


Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Sep 2016 £5,400 £13,500

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2016/2017 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

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Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught Masters programme fees. Learn more.

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GREAT Surrey Scholarships India

For for all postgraduate taught courses starting in February 2017 within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the University is offering graduates from India the opportunity to apply for one of three scholarships worth £5,000 through the GREAT Scholarships - India programme. 

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Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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