Why this course?
This MSc is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies across the broad range of subjects relevant to electronic and electrical engineering.
You can select classes from the extensive range of postgraduate taught courses delivered by our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. This unique flexible structure allows you to build a personalised MSc programme that meets your academic interests and career aspirations.
The course can lead to a wide range of career opportunities. Recent graduates have gained well paid positions in:
- electrical supply industries
- telecommunications and IT
- consulting and design companies
- healthcare and aerospace
There's two semesters of compulsory and optional classes, followed by a three-month research project in your chosen area. There's the opportunity to carry this out through the department's competitive MSc industrial internships.
The internships are offered in collaboration with selected department industry partners, including ScottishPower, Smarter Grid Solutions and SSE. You'll address engineering challenges facing the partner, with site visits, access and provision of relevant technical data and/or facilities provided, along with an industry mentor and academic supervisor.
You'll have exclusive access to our extensive computing network and purpose-built teaching spaces, including our outdoor test facility for photovoltaics high voltage laboratory, equipped with the latest technologies including:
- LDS 6-digital partial discharge test & measurement system
- Marx impulse generators & GIS test rigs
- £1M distribution network and protection laboratory comprising a 100kVA microgrid, induction machines and programme load banks
You'll have access to the UK's only high-fidelity control room simulation suite and the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC). This is Europe's first centre dedicated to the development and demonstration of 'smart-grid' technologies.
The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) - this programme is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme.