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Year of Entry 2019/20
MSc

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Part-time Engineering

Gain the up-to-date knowledge and skills required of modern electrical and electronic engineers, with an emphasis on hands-on learning.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2019
January 2020

Course summary

  • Gain an understanding of the concepts and methods that are used in today's electrical and electronic systems.
  • Acquire the skills necessary for their design, development and maintenance.
  • Learn to use dedicated hardware to implement the concepts studied and to adapt these to real-world scenarios.

The course is built around core technical modules in combination with project-based activities. These lay the foundation for learning that can be tailored to meet your specific needs and career goals whether these are in industry or academia.


How you learn

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Watch lecturer Andy Rawsthorne talk about this course

You study in key technical areas, including digital electronics, electrical energy systems, communication media and system on chip (SoC) design. You'll also have the option of selecting from a wide range of specialist modules in areas such as robotics, digital signal processing (DSP) and artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, management modules are available to develop your project and managerial ability and maximise your employment and career potential.

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.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars and tutorials
  • a major project
  • laboratory classes
  • report writing

Course leaders and tutors

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Graham Swift
MSc Course Leader

Graham teaches communications at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and digital signal processing to undergraduate level

Applied learning

Work placements

The placement starts after your second year and most are paid. Apply for the placement route by selecting the two year course length.

Live projects

We emphasise learning through practical investigations and problem-solving, where you explore the issues that are typical of complex engineering systems through real-world case studies. You complete a major project, supported by a project tutor, in an area of your choice allowing you to focus on a topic that can contribute to your career aims.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in a number of worthwhile engineering roles at senior and management level higher levels of study such as academic research academia.

Accreditation

Accredited 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.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • industry-standard hardware and software
  • embedded system development
  • instrumentation
  • computer networks and system analysis
  • modelling
  • LabVIEW
  • Matlab
  • ARM embedded system development kits

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

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

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

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Electronic System Design Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Electrical Energy Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Group Project - International Product Development Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Modern Electric Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Project And Dissertation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Communication Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Communication Media Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Digital Signal Processing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Machine Vision Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Microprocessor Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Operating Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Robotics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Digital Electronic System Design Credits: 15
Module: Electrical Energy Systems Credits: 15
Module: Group Project - International Product Development Credits: 15
Module: Modern Electric Systems Credits: 15
Module: Project And Dissertation Credits: 60
Module: Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence Credits: 15
Module: Communication Engineering Credits: 15
Module: Communication Media Credits: 15
Module: Digital Signal Processing Credits: 15
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15
Module: Machine Vision Credits: 15
Module: Microprocessor Engineering Credits: 15
Module: Operating Systems Credits: 15
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15
Module: Robotics Credits: 15

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Digital Electronic System Design Credits: 15
Module: Electrical Energy Systems Credits: 15
Module: Group Project - International Product Development Credits: 15
Module: Modern Electric Systems Credits: 15
Module: Project And Dissertation Credits: 60
Module: Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence Credits: 15
Module: Communication Engineering Credits: 15
Module: Communication Media Credits: 15
Module: Digital Signal Processing Credits: 15
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15
Module: Machine Vision Credits: 15
Module: Microprocessor Engineering Credits: 15
Module: Operating Systems Credits: 15
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15
Module: Robotics Credits: 15

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† 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.

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