Electronic Engineering (EuroMasters) MSc

Why choose this course

Surrey has an international reputation in forward-thinking areas such as nanotechnology, satellite engineering, future 5G communications and artificial intelligence. 

You’d be joining our MSc in Electronic Engineering (Euromasters) course at a very exciting time. Our course mirrors the two-year masters course that is common elsewhere in Europe and in the USA, and it aims to develop your professional skills for industry. 

High-performing students have the opportunity to find a professional placement or internship, enabling them to boost their CV by demonstrating industrial work experience not offered by the standard one-year masters course.

What you will study

Our two-year MSc in Electronic Engineering (Euromasters) is great choice if you are interested in gaining further qualifications in advanced technology and related techniques. It enables you to choose from a wide range of stimulating modules offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Our course includes an enhanced project where you may have the opportunity to develop publishable or patentable work, as well as training in transferable skills including business awareness and management. 

The course will also teach you advanced technical content in the specialised areas of electronic engineering, and your learning will be closely aligned with internationally recognised research conducted in the department.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Placement Start date
MSc Full-time 24 months October 2019

Location:

Stag Hill

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

International opportunities

Our course offers you the chance to gain valuable international experience by conducting research abroad at a European location during the second year. This would involve you spending two semesters at an Erasmus partner institution as you carry out work for your extended dissertation.

Partners

Our course complies with the structure defined by the Bologna Agreement, as such, it aligns with the masters course formats adhered to in European universities. It allows for student exchanges with our partner universities in the Erasmus Exchange programme.

A number of bilateral partnerships exist with the partner institutions where you can carry out your project. Current partnerships held by the department include the following:

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

Research

Students take charge of an extended project within one of the following research centres during the second year of study in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

Alternatively there is the possibility to undertake a project on exchange at one of our Erasmus+ partners.

Graduate prospects

As a graduate of this course, you will have high employability, particularly if you choose to do a placement or internship, which can lead to a substantially enhanced CV.

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Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
 
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.

Academic year structure

Our MSc Electronic Engineering (Euromasters) is a two year course. In the first year, you’ll study eight technical modules. In the second year, you’ll complete an extended project, potentially leading to substantial research contributions, along with two modules on engineering and professional studies to enhance your professional skills. 

If you perform well in the first year and are successful in finding a placement, you’ll complete your placement from the end of your first year in the summer vacation period, normally lasting between three and six months. This means that if you do a placement you’ll start your extended project in Semester 2 and not Semester 1, and completing it later at the end of the summer period in your second year.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module title Status Semester
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS Optional 1
DATA & INTERNET NETWORKING Optional 2
FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING Optional 1
DIGITAL DESIGN WITH VHDL Optional 2
COMPUTER VISION AND PATTERN RECOGNITION Optional 1
RF AND MICROWAVE FUNDAMENTALS Optional 1
MEDIACASTING Optional 2
NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY Optional 1
SPACE DYNAMICS AND MISSIONS Optional 1
SPACE SYSTEM DESIGN Optional 1
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND OPTOELECTRONICS Optional 2
AI AND AI PROGRAMMING Optional 2
ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION Optional 1
ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING Optional 2
ADVANCED GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION AND CONTROL Optional 2
IMAGE AND VIDEO COMPRESSION Optional 2
LAUNCH VEHICLES & PROPULSION Optional 2
FUNDAMENTALS OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS Optional 1
ADVANCED MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS Optional 2
NANOELECTRONICS & DEVICES Optional 2
NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL Optional 2
OPERATING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING Optional 2
PRINCIPLES OF TELECOM AND PACKET NETWORKS Optional 1
SPACE ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMY Optional 1
SPEECH & AUDIO PROCESSING & RECOGNITION Optional 1
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FUNDAMENTALS Optional 1
ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES Optional 2
SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING Optional 1
MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND WEB SERVICES Optional 2
RF SYSTEMS AND CIRCUIT DESIGN Optional 1
INTERNET OF THINGS Optional 1
SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS Optional 2
NANOFABRICATION AND CHARACTERISATION Optional 1
SPACE ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTION Optional 2
RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Optional 2
SPACE AVIONICS Optional 1
APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Optional 1
IMAGE PROCESSING AND DEEP LEARNING Optional 1
MICROWAVE DESIGN TECHNIQUES Optional 2
ADVANCED 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES Optional 2

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

A full-time student must choose:
FOUR in Semester 1
FOUR in Semester 2
Students must not choose more than two FHEQ Level 6 modules in total.

Year 2 (full-time)

Optional modules for Year 2 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

EEEM054 is compulsory for mode with placement
EEEM053 is compulsory for mode without placement

Timetable

Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

Learning and disability

We have two services, Academic Skills and Development and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Academic Skills and Development

Academic Skills and Development is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is the University of Surrey’s disability and neurodiversity service. The ALS team supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (including autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

If you tell us about any conditions and register with us, we can give you appropriate support during your studies.

We can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance, and test you for dyslexia and dyspraxia. We can also offer regular study skills and mentoring support.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

English language support

Our English Language Support Programme (ELSP) provides tailored English language support during your studies. It is particularly valuable to students who speak English as a second or additional language, but native speakers are also welcome.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Telecommunication Engineering, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

View entry requirements by country

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Study mode Start date Placement UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 £6,000 £15,700

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2019-20 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
  • If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

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