Electronic Engineering with Professional Postgraduate Year MSc – 2023 entry

Key information

Start date: February 2023

Full-time: 2 years

Start date: September 2023

Full-time: 2 years

Why choose this course

Surrey has an international reputation in forward-thinking areas such as nanotechnology, space engineering, future 5G/6G communications and artificial intelligence. This course offers all the benefits of our standard MSc in Electronic Engineering, but with an additional year to enhance your capability by undertaking professional postgraduate-level research and development.

Our programme mirrors the two-year masters course that’s common elsewhere in Europe and in the USA, and it aims to develop your professional skills for industry. It also gives high-performing students the opportunity to find a professional placement or internship, enabling you to boost your CV with industrial work experience in addition to your professional postgraduate year.

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What you will study

This two-year MSc is a great choice if you’re 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 School of Computer Science 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 programme 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.

Please be aware: the course content and modules listed for this course are subject to change for the 2023/24 academic year, whilst we undertake a curriculum design review. Please contact the programme leader if you have any queries about the course.

Research

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

Students complete their project over two semesters together with two coursework-based modules on engineering professional skills.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll be highly employable, particularly if you succeed in doing a placement or internship, which can lead to a substantially enhanced CV.

93 per cent of our electrical and electronic engineering postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2022, HESA).

Academic year structure

Our MSc Electronic Engineering with a Professional Postgraduate Year 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 you’re 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 complete it later at the end of the summer period in your second year.

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.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

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:

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

EEEM053 is compulsory for mode without placement

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

EEEM054 is compulsory for mode with placement

Timetable

Course 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 Academic Hive. View our Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (PDF).

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's module catalogue. See the modules section for more information.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in computer engineering, computer science, electronic and computer engineering, electronic engineering, electrical 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.

International entry requirements by country

Do I meet the requirements for this course?

We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).

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.

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 your experience exceeds the typical requirements for entry to the programme, 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. If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for specific modules through your previous learning, it may be possible to exempt you from those modules, and for you to 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.

In some cases, prior knowledge and skills may allow applicants to join the start of a course without meeting the formal entry requirements.

Please see our code transfer and recognition of prior learning guide (PDF) and recognition of prior learning and prior credit web page for further information. Please email Admissions (admissions@surrey.ac.uk) with any queries.

Fees

Start date: February 2023

Full-time (with placement) -

UK
£6,600
Overseas
£17,200

Full-time - 2 years

UK
£6,600
Overseas
£17,200

Start date: September 2023

Full-time (with placement) -

UK
£10,900
Overseas
£24,400

Full-time - 2 years

UK
£10,900
Overseas
£24,400

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2023-24 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually
  • For each variant of this two year full-time professional postgraduate course, a fee of £1,850 is payable in Year 2 of the programme
  • Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

Additional costs

There are associated costs with this course:

  • Books/stationery/admin: Costs may be incurred associated with the purchase of writing paper and associated stationery
  • Commuting (local travel expenses): depending on whether students elect to undergo a placement, students may incur travel, visa and accommodation costs.

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.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our Charter, Statutes, Ordinances, Policies, 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 registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2022/2023 academic year as a guide as to what to expect.

Please note: the offer terms and conditions and registration terms and conditions which you will be asked to agree to may be different from those detailed in the examples. Our offer terms and conditions will generally 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 be available at the start of each academic year and will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.

Disclaimer

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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

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