MSc in Electronic & Electrical Engineering
This MSc is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies across the broad range of subjects relevant to electronic and electrical engineering.
You can select classes from the extensive range of postgraduate taught courses delivered by our Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. This unique flexible structure allows you to build a personalized MSc programme that meets your academic interests and career aspirations.
The course can lead to a wide range of career opportunities. Recent graduates have gained well-paid positions in:
- electrical supply industries
- telecommunications and IT
- consulting and design companies
- healthcare and aerospace
There are two semesters of compulsory and optional classes, followed by a three-month research project in your chosen area. There’s the opportunity to carry this out through the department's competitive MSc industrial internships.
The internships are offered in collaboration with selected department industry partners, including ScottishPower, SmarterGridSolutions, and SSE. You'll address engineering challenges facing the partner, with site visits, access, and provision of relevant technical data and/or facilities provided, along with an industry mentor and academic supervisor.
Compulsory classes (September to May)
- Assignment & Professional Studies
Choose at least five from this list
- Power Electronics, Machines & Applications
- Power System Design, Operation & Protection
- Digital Signal Processing Principles
- Information Transmission & Security
- Communications Networks
- Control Principles
- Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection
- High Voltage Technology & Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control
- Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management
- Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources
- Advanced Digital Signal Processing Principles
- Embedded Systems Design
- Image & Video Processing
- Control Techniques
- Software Engineering
Summer (June to September)
- MSc Research Project / Internship
Learning & teaching
We use a blend of teaching and learning methods including interactive lectures, problem-solving tutorials, and practical project-based laboratories. Our technical and experimental officers are available to support and guide you on the individual subject material.
Each module comprises of approximately five hours of direct teaching per week. To enhance your understanding of the technical and theoretical topics covered in these, you're expected to undertake a further five to six hours of self-study, using our web-based virtual learning environment (MyPlace), research journals and library facilities.
The teaching and learning methods used to ensure you'll develop not only technical engineering expertise but also communications, project management, and leadership skills.
You'll undertake group projects. These will help to develop your interpersonal, communication and transferable skills essential to a career in the industry.
A first or good second-class UK Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject from a recognized academic institution.
Candidates whose first language is not English or who have not undertaken their undergraduate course in the UK must possess a recent UKBA-recognised English qualification.
English Language Requirement
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
About the School
Our Faculty of Engineering is the biggest in Scotland. We're also one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK.