Short courses

These courses can be taken on a one-off basis or some of them can form part of the MSc Electronic Engineering via short courses.

Over the years we have developed strong short courses with many repeat attendees.

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If you want to improve your career prospects by developing your knowledge in the electronics and communications industry, then these courses are ideal for you. We provide relevant, topical courses that provide industry with the right training for the job.

Many of our courses involve putting the theory into practice in the labs, and course delivery is given by a combination of expert lecturers from the University of Surrey and from industry.

Bespoke courses for your company

Courses can be given as part of a regular programme, organised in conjunction with a professional body, or devised specifically for the needs of a particular organisation.

MSc Electronic Engineering via short courses

The purpose of the MSc Electronic Engineering via short courses is to encourage those working in industry to continue with their professional development without necessitating an expensive career break. This offers a flexible way of obtaining an MSc over a period of two to five years and can fit around full-time employment.

Course calendar

Academic year 2018-19

Course title Dates
RF Circuits and Systems 8 - 12 July 2019
Spacecraft Systems Design 15 - 19 July 2019

Academic year 2019-20

Course title Dates
Radar and Remote Sensing 11-15 November 2019
Antennas and Propagation 18-22 November 2019
Mobile Communication Systems and Technologies October 2019 TBC
IP Networking Protocols and Technologies To be confirmed
5G Communications and Technologies To be confirmed
Challenges in HEVC Coding and Video Communications over 5G To be confirmed
Internet of Things: Communications, Networking and Data Analysis To be confirmed
Microwave Engineering To be confirmed
Satellite Communications To be confirmed


Non IET members:

  • £1900 - Standard rate
  • £1750 - Early bird rate for payment received one month before the course start date.

IET Members (proof of membership needed):

  • £1900 - Standard rate
  • £1650 - Early bird rate for payment received one month before the course start date.

Get in contact

For any enquiries or brochure requests please contact the Faculty Continuing Education Manager, Barbara Steel:

Recent comments on our courses

Antennas and Propagation

“Lab demonstrations add value to previous lectures and prompted a good discussion. Liked Tim’s flexibility in approach when dealing with different experience levels… Wanted to keep his first antenna!”

Emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications

“Excellent course overall and I will recommend to others… Found the whole week a fascinating experience, providing a comprehensive
introduction to the issues and complexities surrounding mobile communications.”

Microwave Engineering

“Good course with balanced tutorials… ADS Lab was very good... Detailed content.”

IP Networking Protocols and Technologies

“Overall an excellent course with fantastic lecturers… A very good
overview of IP that has helped put things into context and allowed
me to join up some of the key ideas with which I was partly familiar.”

Modern Radar Theory and Practice

“Good course, provided good overview of radar systems and was delivered very well… Felt well looked after with good food and help whenever needed.”

RF Circuit and System Design

“Good and comprehensive notes, enthusiastic lecturers… Would definitely recommend it to my colleagues at the same level for the purpose of learning and senior ones for refreshing… Excellent facilities, food, administration and parking… Lectures were passionate and informative.”

Satellite Communications

“Project Presentation a very good exercise for team building… I appreciate for all staff’s sincere efforts and contributions… A very enjoyable course, held at a very nice facility… Generally a very good
course that provides quite a comprehensive and detailed introduction... Would strongly recommend to others.”

Spacecraft Systems Design

“Concepts and theories easily understood and expertly presented… Great lectures – encompassed all content of technology…Professor
Underwood has really just a perfect knowledge about this area and the experiments were great!”

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Surrey