The MSc Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering is designed to allow you to gain an understanding into the concepts and methods that are used in today’s communication infrastructure and to apply the knowledge gained to implement new systems, or to work on existing systems that are currently in place.
The course is built around a module selection to design a course of study that can be designed to meet specific needs. The pool of modules available is a carefully selected blend of subjects that allow a range of topics to be covered that either complement the main theme or provide a more supportive role.
The increased need for communications in modern day society has led to the development of a complex global communication infrastructure that uses the latest wireless and wired technologies for the communication of information.
To keep up with the increasing demands placed on this infrastructure requires engineers with the latest knowledge of and skills in current and emerging technologies.
Studying this course enables you to gain an advanced understanding of current telecommunications and electronic systems and acquire the skills necessary for their design, development and maintenance.
You study key technical areas such as digital electronics and communications with the option of selecting management modules to develop your project and managerial ability.
A number of option modules ranging from artificial intelligence to software engineering allow you to focus your studies towards your career aspirations and tailor the course to your 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.
We emphasise learning through practical investigations and problem solving, where you explore the complex issues that are typical of modern telecommunication systems typically 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.
This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with an CEng accredited Bachelors programme.
This course is subject to re-approval
2017 entry requirements
Typically you need one from the following
• an honours degree in a relevant science or engineering subject, usually at least second-class
• suitable professional qualifications in an appropriate engineering area
• a degree in any discipline plus at least one year of relevant industrial experience
• a diploma in a technological area, with at least three years of relevant experience
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.
You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
International and European entry qualifications
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.
Full time – September start – typically 12 or 18 months
Full time – January start – typically 12 or 18 months
Part time – September start – typically 36 months
Part time – January start – typically 36 months
Typical modules may include
Digital electronic system design
Choose up to two from
Finance and marketing
Management of strategy, change and innovation
Project and quality management
Choose up to six from • advanced control methods • applicable artificial intelligence • communication engineering • computer networks • control of linear systems • microprocessor engineering • digital signal processing • group project – international product development • network applications • object-oriented methods • operating systems • software engineering • machine vision • embedded systems • mixed signal design • electrical energy systems • efficient machines and electromagnetic applications.
One of the primary motivations in developing this course is to enhance your employability or to allow you to progress to higher levels of study such as academic research.
You can consider employment in a number of areas of telecommunications and electronics at senior and management level or alternatively undertake further study by working towards a research degree and pursue a career possibly in academia.
Home / EU student
Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £6,300 for the course
Part-time study should be calculated pro rata.
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £6,400 for the course
Part-time study should be calculated pro rata
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,500 for the course
2017/18 academic year
Typically £13,250 for the course
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.
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.