MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Work Experience)

Year of Entry 2024/25
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Work Experience)

Full-time Engineering

Gain cutting-edge knowledge and the skills required of modern electrical and electronic engineers. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you’ll gain the expertise and quality training needed for highly skilled employment, with an embedded work placement as part of the course.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 or £11,810 (with work experience) for the course
    International/EU: £17,205 or £18,705 (with work experience) for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    2 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024
    January 2025

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    Placement year available?


Course summary

  • Become a professional electrical and electronic engineer from day one.
  • Expand your specialist knowledge in state-of-the-art labs and workshops.
  • Enhance your skills through real-life projects and work placements.
  • Learn to design and manage electrical systems for a sustainable future.

From smartphones and smart buildings to electric cars and renewable energy, the world we live in today is profoundly dependent on the talents of electronic and electrical engineers. Creating, designing and managing the systems that keep things running is vital in our society – from the generation of heat, light and power to the ease and speed of communication that we’ve come to expect.

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. 

This course is designed for you to study key technical areas while gaining experience as a professional engineer from day one – developing your technical and professional skills from the very beginning. This lays the foundation for a course of study that can be designed to meet your specific needs, whether for a particular career or in academia.

You’ll learn from staff who are experts in the field and engaged in active research. Graduates of this course are in demand locally, nationally and globally, giving you an opportunity to follow your chosen career anywhere in the world.

You learn through:

  • Core technical modules
  • Project-based activities
  • An embedded work placement
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops
  • Tutorial examples
  • Careers events
  • Site visits

Key themes

You’ll study key technical areas including digital electronics, electrical energy systems, communication engineering, system on chip (SoC) design and digital signal processing (DSP). You’ll also have the option to select from specialist modules in areas including robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).

Industry-standard approaches and lab equipment are used in these modules, and tutorial examples use realistic and relevant problems to enhance your understanding of contemporary requirements.  

As well as improving your technical skills and knowledge, we also focus on building wider professional skills, such as planning, research techniques and promoting innovation.

Course support

You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly-skilled, graduate-level employment. This includes:  

  • Access to our student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-on-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments.

Course leaders and tutors

Priyanka Kakade
Priyanka Kakade


Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to go on a work placement for up to 12 months as part of the course. You’ll be supported in finding placements and you’d apply for a vacancy as you would a job. We can also support you with CV writing, interview skills and applications. 

Live projects

Throughout the course, you’ll engage in exciting live projects, applying your knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios, design challenges and problem-solving tasks. 

Previous live projects have included developing a respiration monitor – requiring analogue and digital electronic design, microprocessor and sensor integration, software development, wireless communication, signal processing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling. 

You’ll also gain experience in numerical modelling of free space optical communication systems. This requires building an understanding of digital communication, optical wireless communication and digital signal processing.

Networking opportunities

You’ll be able to attend scheduled events across the academic year – meeting industry partners, employers, researchers and alumni. Past events have included the alumni careers panel, careers fair, winter research poster event, SHU Racing launch and EngFest.

Field trips

You’ll be able to observe relevant industry processes through site visits. Previous trips have included tours of power stations, automotive plants and advanced manufacturing industries.

Future careers

In our engineering postgraduate programme, a primary motivation for Masters-level study is enhancing your employability with higher-level technical knowledge and personal skills.


The course prepares you for a career primarily in electrical and electrical engineering, alongside related careers, such as:

  • Electronic or electrical design engineering
  • Electronic or electrical test engineering
  • Electronic or electrical installation engineering
  • Research and development
  • Control engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering
  • Digital signal processing engineering
  • Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) design engineering

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

For courses in the area of electrical and electronic engineering we have specialist labs and technical resources, which help you to develop high-level transferable skills. These include:  

  • Electronics
  • Communications
  • Embedded systems
  • Electronic Computer-Aided Design
  • Power systems 
  • Control systems 

You’ll also use industry-standard software such as LabVIEW, Matlab and ARM embedded system development kits – and where possible, we’ve negotiated free student licences. 

Entry requirements

All students

Academic Qualifications

• An honours degree in an appropriate science or engineering subject, usually at least second-class, or

• Suitable professional qualifications in a field appropriate to engineering, or

• A degree in any relevant discipline plus at least one year of relevant industrial experience, or

• A diploma in a technological area, with at least three years of relevant experience.

Level of English language capability

• IELTS 6 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in all tasks.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Digital Signal Processing And Communication Engineering
Credits 40
Modern Electrical & Electronic System Design
Credits 40
Postgraduate Placement
Credits -
Systems-On-Chip (Soc) Architectures And Fpga Prototyping
Credits 20

Elective modules

Artificial Intelligence Concepts And Applications
Credits 20
Robotics And Autonomous Systems
Credits 20
Final year

Compulsory modules

Project And Dissertation
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Research Methodology And Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course without work experience placement or £11,810 with work experience placement. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course without work experience placement or £18,705 with work experience placement. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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