Electronic Engineering MSc

Why choose this course

The University of Surrey is leading the way in areas such as nanotechnology, vision and signal processing, mobile and wireless communications, multimedia engineering, and space and satellite engineering. Our Electronic Engineering MSc is a technically-focused one year programme where you can tailor the course to your needs and interests.

What you will study

Our MSc programme in Electronic Engineering is designed for students who are looking for a programme tailored to suit their interests in advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technologies, and enables you to choose from a wide range of modules offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

This programme is particularly popular with our part-time students, both because they can choose modules specific to the industry they’re working in and because of the additional flexibility around timetabling and study days.

The advanced taught technical content is in sub-disciplines of electronic engineering closely aligned with our internationally-leading research.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Placement Start date
MSc Full-time 12 months October 2018
MSc Part-time 60 months October 2018

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

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.

Research

Students undertake a project within one of the following research centres, mainly during the summer period, after completing eight modules within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

Graduate prospects

Graduates have the opportunity to either build their continuing professional development if studying part time or the means to shape their CV based upon how they have tailored their programme.

Programme leader

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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.

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 and/or student demand.

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
RF AND MICROWAVE FUNDAMENTALS Optional 1
MEDIACASTING Optional 2
NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY Optional 1
SPACE DYNAMICS AND MISSIONS Optional 1
SPACE SYSTEM DESIGN Optional 1
60 CREDIT STANDARD PROJECT Core Year-long
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
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
SPACE ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTION Optional 2
RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Optional 2
SPACE AVIONICS Optional 1
ADVANCED 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES Optional 2
APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Optional 1
MICROWAVE DESIGN TECHNIQUES Optional 2
COMPUTER VISION AND PATTERN RECOGNITION Optional 1
IMAGE PROCESSING AND DEEP LEARNING Optional 2
ROBOTICS Optional 2
NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL 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 are not permitted to selected more than two FHEQ Level 6 modules.

Unstructured (3-5 years)

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

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, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH 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

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or a related engineering discipline. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

View entry requirements by country

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

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 2018 £9,800 £20,500
Part-time October 2018 £1,100* £2,300*
* per 15 credits

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2018-19 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 programmes.

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Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

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