Why choose this course

At the University of Surrey, we are at the forefront of exciting change in areas such as nanotechnology, vision and signal processing, mobile and wireless communications, multimedia engineering and space and satellite engineering. 

Our MSc in Electronic Engineering is a captivating, technically-focused one-year course where you can tailor your studies to suit your specific interests and ambitions.

What you will study

Our MSc in Electronic Engineering is a course that you can customise to suit your particular interests within advanced, up-to-date techniques and technologies. It will give you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

This course is particularly popular with people who want to study part time, and you will likely benefit for similar reasons if you choose to study this way. This is both because you can choose modules specific to the industry you’re working in and because of the additional flexibility around timetabling and study days.

You will also be taught about advanced technical content in the sub-disciplines of electronic engineering, all of which is closely aligned with our forward-thinking research.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Placement Start date
MSc Full-time 12 months October 2019
MSc Part-time 60 months October 2019

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.

Research

You will carry out your own 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. The available research centres include:

Graduate prospects

You will have the opportunity to either further your professional development if you are studying part time or shape your CV based upon how you have personalised your course.

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

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Academic year structure

If you’re studying this course full time, you will study eight modules across the year, four in each semester. During the two semesters you will also apply for and agree a project with an academic supervisor and begin initial work on the project before working on it full time after the end of Semester 2. From that point you will have approximately two and a half months to complete the work and write up your dissertation. 

You can also study this course part time, taking between two and five years. The length depends on how many modules you study each year. You can study between two and six modules each year. We recommend part time students work on their project in their final year of study when all eight modules have either been completed or are near completion.

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, 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.

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.

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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 £10,000 £21,100
Part-time October 2019 £1,100* £2,300*
* per 15 credits

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.

Admission information

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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