Published: 31 January 2021

A week in the life of a postgraduate on our MSc in Electronic Engineering

From lectures to laboratory-based practicals and personal tutorials, discover what a typical week looks like for a student on our MSc in Electronic Engineering.

Electronic engineering student working on a piece of machinery

How you'll learn

Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:

* Group work

* Interactive in-class learning

* Laboratory-based practicals

* Lectures

* Online learning

* Seminars

* Tutorials

Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays and reading.

“What I’ve enjoyed most about the course is the way you’re encouraged to develop self-learning skills. The facilities you get to use reflect the latest developments that are going on in the technical world, too.”

Vikrant Singh, Electronic Engineering MSc

We’ve also introduced hybrid learning, a mix of online and face-to-face sessions, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A typical week

You'll receive approximately 12-16 contact hours each week, depending on how many extra laboratories or tutorials are involved on top of lectures. A full-time student will spend about 40 hours studying each week, including the contact hours.

There are also many opportunities for activities in societies and clubs in the evenings, on Wednesday afternoons and at weekends.


9-11am – Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – Lecture

2-5pm – Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing – Lecture


9am-12pm – Nanofabrication and Characterisation – Lab Workshop


10am-12pm – Digital Communications – Lecture

Please note, Wednesday afternoons are left free for sporting or other University society activities.


9-11am – Internet of Things – Lecture

2-3pm – Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing – Tutorial


11am-1pm – Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing – Lab Workshop

2-3pm – Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – Lecture

Learn more about postgraduate study in our Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Disclaimer: The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.

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