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MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme focuses on state-of-the-art practical and theoretical aspects of a wide range of electronic engineering systems including integrated systems programming, advanced inverter technology, state-of-the-art mobile phone signal processing and nanotechnology clean-room applications. Design and build your own hardware and benefit from hands-on practical experience in well-equipped labs supported by expert researchers and practising engineers.

Careers with this subject

Graduate destinations include BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Spirent Communications, Roke Manor, Allen & Heath, Jaguar Land Rover, Babcock Marine, Texas Instruments and National Instruments, with salaries starting at around £25,000.

Key features

  • Gain hands-on experience in signal processing and embedded systems programming.
  • Benefit from the industrial collaboration with British Telecommunications plc (BT) and Bombardier Transportation. Strong collaboration with BT's Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station.
  • Progress in a school that has gained national and international recognition for its research in satellite communications, data storage, and digital signal processing (Research Assessment Exercise RAE 2008).
  • Develop research skills in leading edge technology. and advance with the support of our Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research.
  • Develop your knowledge in our Digital Signal Processing [DSP] laboratory, a new networks laboratory funded in part by CISCO, a separate postgraduate study room with full internet and specialist software, and a dedicated communications laboratory.
  • Draw on the expertise of our lecturers who are nationally and internationally recognised leading researchers. Professor Martin Tomlinson is internationally recognised for the invention of the Tomlinson-Harashima precoder – a key component of any telecommunications modem.
  • Benefit from Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation. The MSc is a significant step towards the status of Chartered Engineer (CEng) which is highly sought after in industry.
  • Postgraduate scholarships for international students: you can apply for a postgraduate scholarship from the UK government to cover things like course fees and the cost of living when you study in the UK.

The MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering will appeal to you if you are a design engineer. The programme provides an in-depth knowledge of specialist areas in electrical and electronic engineering underpinned by the theory and practice of modern electronics and renewable energy systems, together with the associated signal processing and embedded programming techniques. The modules have been selected to give you an even balance of essential modern areas of electrical and electronic engineering. The communications content will give you a broad grounding in communication theory and systems while the signal processing content is generally biased toward applications in communications engineering. From our experience of intensive courses, and our work with partner companies, this programme meets the current needs of electrical and electronics industry. The programme is taught in autumn and spring blocks and includes a project.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 71 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    106 46%

    57th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    14th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    61st

    14

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