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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) MSc in Electronics
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

MSc in Electronics

Belfast, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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EUR 6,980



This programme is designed as a specialised extension to the study of Electronics at undergraduate level. The programme provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding and develop specialist expertise in a range of advanced electronics subjects including microelectronics, sensors, signal processing, hardware and software design, communications, and digital systems.

Applications for this course received after 30th June 2023 may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit will be required to secure a place.

MSc in Electronics is seeking to update its accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 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.

An example of our research includes our work in the area of space technologies, where we are involved in a number of projects with the European Space Agency, the new UK Space Applications Catapult Centre, the European High Power Radio-Frequency Space Laboratory and companies such as Astrium, Thales and QinetiQ.

The MSc Electronics programme offers an advanced study pathway to develop graduate engineers with the relevant knowledge, skills and professional competencies necessary for employment in technical development, operational analysis, managerial and senior technical positions such as Chief Engineer, or as preparation for further research - particularly at doctoral level.

Course Structure

Students may enrol on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 or 3 years) basis. Taught modules are delivered over two semesters.

Full-time students follow taught modules in Semester 1 (Autumn) and Semester 2 (Spring) and they carry out an independent research project and write their MSc thesis (dissertation) in the summer.

Part-time students may take the course over a two or three year period and are required to take at least two modules per year.

An MSc is awarded to candidates who pass six taught modules (120 CATS points) and the individual research project (60 CATS points).

An “MSc with Professional Placement” is awarded to those students who meet these requirements and are able to secure a (minimum) 9-month placement in an appropriate industrial sector (to be approved by the school).

Two other exit qualifications exist: (i) A Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to students who will pass six modules (120 CATS points) and (ii) a Postgraduate Certificate is awarded to students who pass three modules (60 CATS points).


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