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Masters Degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Masters Degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering study the use of electricity in power-supply infrastructure, devices and information systems.

Electrical Engineering focusses on the supply and use of electricity as a power source. Electronic engineering focusses on other applications of electricity, such as the creation and storage of information. Both areas may overlap with each other and with additional Engineering specialisms.

Most of these courses are taught MSc qualifications (or associated Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas). Specialised MEng programs may be available, along with research courses such as MRes and MPhil degrees.

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This programme will enable you to develop strong design skills for the seamless integration of software and hardware subsystems and the emphasis will be on software-hardware co-design methodologies. Read more

About the course

This programme will enable you to develop strong design skills for the seamless integration of software and hardware subsystems and the emphasis will be on software-hardware co-design methodologies. These design skills will be developed by studying a range of specialist processor architectures and acceleration mechanisms. You will be taught by experienced research and teaching staff with expertise in this field and you will be learning about the latest theories, techniques and technologies. You will need an understanding of both generic and domain-specific research techniques, and the ability to apply them in your own work.

A module in research methods enables you to develop these techniques, moving from generic skills, such as the design and evaluation of experiments, to focus on the specific skills that you will need for your own project. An important outcome of the module is a well-structured report augmented by the use of appropriate artefacts and media, presenting your proposals for your specialist project. In the first two semesters of the programme you take modules exploring a variety of current research topics in electronics and you may also choose elective modules to gain an up-to-date perspective on other fields within the discipline. You will be guided in your choices to ensure the integrity of the specialist programme you study.

At the end of the programme, you complete a project which enables you to demonstrate your understanding of the principles and concepts that you have learned and your ability to apply them to a substantial piece of development or investigative work.

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/advanced-digital-systems

Why choose this course?

- The School has over 25 years' experience of teaching electronic engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field;

- We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students, including the latest software packages;

- This programme will enable you to develop strong design skills for the seamless integration of software and hardware subsystems.

Entry requirements

International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Careers

You will typically be employed in the design and implementation of advanced digital systems and networks in the communication and control industries. Within your area of expertise, you will be making independent design decisions on mission-critical systems.

Teaching methods

Our enthusiastic staff is always looking for new ways to enhance your learning experience and over recent years, we have won national awards for our innovative teaching ideas. In addition our staff are active in research and useful elements of it are reflected on the learning experience. Learning tools such as StudyNet, unique to the University of Hertfordshire, are extremely useful for the learning environment of the student.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/advanced-digital-systems#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

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IN THIS INTENSIVE, PART-TIME, 18-MONTH ONLINE PROGRAM YOU WILL GAIN. - Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in electrical engineering. Read more
IN THIS INTENSIVE, PART-TIME, 18-MONTH ONLINE PROGRAM YOU WILL GAIN:

- Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in electrical engineering
- Practical guidance from electrical engineering experts in the field
- Knowledge from the extensive experience of the lecturers, rather than from only the theoretical information gained from books and college
- Credibility as the local electrical engineering expert in your firm
- Networking contacts in the industry
- Improved career prospects and income
- An Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems)

March 2015 intake full-Next additional intake starts March 7th, 2016

Payment is not required until 2 to 4 weeks before the start of the program.

The EIT Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems) is recognized worldwide and has been endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Please ask us about specific information on accreditation for your location.

OVERVIEW

Join the next generation of electrical engineers and technicians and embrace a well paid, intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive course on electrical engineering. It is presented in a practical and useful manner - all theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Leading electrical engineers who are highly experienced engineers from industry, having 'worked in the trenches' in the various electrical engineering areas present the course over the web in a distance learning format using our acclaimed live e-learning techniques.

The course starts with an overview of the basic principles of electrical engineering and then goes on to discuss the essential topics in depth. With a total of 16 modules, everything that is of practical value from electrical distribution concepts to the equipment used, safety at work to power quality are all looked at in detail. Each module contains practical content so that the students can practice what they learn including the basic elements of designing a system and troubleshooting.

Most academic courses deal with engineering theory in detail but fall short when it comes to giving practical hints on what a technician is expected to know for a job in the field. In this course, the practical aspects receive emphasis so that when you go out into the field you will have the feeling that ‘you have seen it all.

*JOB OUTCOMES, INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

A range of global opportunities awaits graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems). Pending full accreditation you may become a full member of Engineers Australia and your qualification will be recognized by Engineers Australia and (through the Dublin Accord) by leading professional associations and societies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technician qualifications.

For example, current enrolled students can apply for free student membership of Engineers Australia. After graduation, you can apply for membership to become an Engineering Associate, while graduates interested in UK recognition can apply for membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as a Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

This professional recognition greatly improves the global mobility of graduates, and offers you the opportunity of a truly international career.

You will be qualified to find employment as an Engineering Associate in public and private industry including transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, resource, energy and utilities industries. Engineering Associates often work in support of professional engineers or engineering technologists in a team environment. If you prefer to work in the field you may choose to find employment as a site supervisor, senior technician, engineering assistant, or similar.

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

- Electrical Engineers and Technicians
- Project Engineers
- Design Engineers
- Instrumentation and Design Engineers
- Electrical Technicians
- Field Technicians
- Electricians
- Plant Operators
- Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
- Energy Management Consultants
- Automation and Process Engineers
- Design Engineers
- Project Managers
- Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
- Consulting Engineers
- Production Managers
- Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
- Instrument and Process Control Technicians

In fact, anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of electrical engineering – to improve work skills and to create further job prospects. Even those of you who are highly experienced in electrical engineering may find it useful to attend some of the topics to gain key, up to date perspectives on electrical engineering.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The course is composed of 16 modules. These cover the following seven main threads to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of electrical engineering

- Electrical technology fundamentals
- Distribution equipment and protection
- Rotating machinery and transformers
- Power electronics
- Energy efficiency
- Earthing and safety regulations
- Operation and maintenance of electrical equipment

The 16 modules will be completed in the following order:

- Electrical Circuits
- Basic Electrical Engineering
- Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
- Electrical Drawings
- Electrical Power Distribution
- Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Switchgear
- Electrical Machines
- Power Cables and Accessories
- Earthing and Lightning / Surge Protection
- Power System Protection
- Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations
- Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
- Energy Efficiency and Energy Use
- Power Quality
- Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives
- DC and AC High Reliability Power Supplies

COURSE FEES

What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located all around the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. We aim to give you a rapid response regarding course fees that are relevant to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student begins to study. For a rapid reply to your query regarding course fees and payment options, please contact a Course Advisor in your region via the below button and we will respond within two (2) business days.

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WHAT YOU WILL GAIN. - Practical skills & know-how in electrical engineering best practice in the power industry. - Insight into latest technologies in electrical power systems. Read more
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:

- Practical skills & know-how in electrical engineering best practice in the power industry
- Insight into latest technologies in electrical power systems
- Practical guidance and mentorship from highly experienced electrical power experts in the field
- Credibility as the electrical power expert in your firm or section
- Networking contacts in the power industry
- Improved career prospects and income
- A prestigious Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry)

Next intake is scheduled for March 7th, 2016 - Registrations are open

Places are limited so contact us today to receive further course details and fees.

INTRODUCTION

Join the next generation of electrical engineers, technologists and technicians in the electrical power supply industry and embrace a well paid, intensive yet enjoyable and safe career by embarking on this comprehensive and practical program.

This advanced diploma is ideal for those who want to move into a para-professional role with greater challenge and perhaps, responsibility for supervising others, and working at greater technical depth in the electrical power supply industry. Students of this program will probably already be employed in the electrical supply industry or with support vendors and consultants and may want to formalize and build on their on-the-job experience they have gained. Most students will have a trade or technical qualification and relevant work experience. This course is not suitable for a school leaver as you will lack the electrical industry experience to gain optimum value from this course– please talk to us about other options.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

- Electrical Technicians
- Power Supply Technicians and Tradespersons
- Electricians
- Electrical Test Technicians and Engineers
- SCADA Technicians and Engineers
- Automation Technicians
- Project Engineers
- Design Engineers
- Instrumentation and Design Engineers
- Field Technicians
- Plant Operators
- Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
- Energy Management Consultants
- Automation and Process Engineers
- Project Managers
- Instrument Fitters and Instrumentation Engineers
- Consulting Engineers
- Production Managers
- Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
- Instrument and Process Control Technicians

In fact, anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of electrical engineering – to improve work skills and to create further job prospects. Even those of you who are highly experienced in electrical engineering may find it useful to attend some of the topics to gain key, up to date perspectives on electrical engineering.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The program is composed of 19 modules. These cover the following eight main threads to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of electrical engineering

- Electrical technology fundamentals
- Distribution equipment and protection
- Rotating machinery and transformers
- Power electronics
- Energy efficiency
- Earthing and safety regulations
- Operation and maintenance of electrical equipment
- Electrical power supply industry

The 16 modules will be completed in the following order:

- Electrical Circuits
- Basic Electrical Engineering
- Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
- Electrical Drawings
- Electrical Power Distribution
- Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Switchgear
- Electrical Machines
- Power Cables and Accessories
- Earthing and Lightning / Surge Protection
- Power System Protection
- Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations
- Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
- Energy Efficiency and Energy Use
- Power Quality
- Power Supply System Equipment and Installations
- Network Protection
- Monitor and Control Electrical Network
- Develop Switching Programs for T ransmission and Distribution Networks
- Manage Network Operations

COURSE FEES

What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. A full list of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be complex to navigate and, with today’s exchange rate fluctuations, difficult to maintain. Instead we aim to give you a rapid response regarding fees that is customised to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses fees and payment options, please enquire via the below button and we will respond within 2 business days.

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WHAT YOU WILL GAIN. - Practical guidance from biomedical engineering experts in the field. - 'Hands on' knowledge from the extensive experience of the lecturers, rather than from only the theoretical information gained from books and college reading. Read more
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

- Practical guidance from biomedical engineering experts in the field
- 'Hands on' knowledge from the extensive experience of the lecturers, rather than from only the theoretical information gained from books and college reading
- Credibility as a biomedical engineering expert in your firm
- Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in biomedical engineering
- Networking contacts in the industry
- Improved career prospects and income
- An EIT Advanced Diploma of Biomedical Engineering

Next intake is scheduled for June 6th, 2016 - contact us now!

INTRODUCTION

Biomedical engineering is the synergy of many facets of applied science and engineering. The advanced diploma in biomedical engineering provides the knowledge and skills in electrical, electronic engineering required to service and maintain healthcare equipment. You will develop a wide range of skills that may be applied to develop software, instrumentation, image processing and mathematical models for simulation. Biomedical engineers are employed in hospitals, clinical laboratories, medical equipment manufacturing companies, medical equipment service and maintenance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering manufacturing companies, research centres. Medical technology industry is one of the fast-growing sectors in engineering field. Join the next generation of biomedical engineers and technicians and embrace a well paid, intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive and practical program. It provides a solid overview of the current state of biomedical engineering and is presented in a practical and useful manner - all theory covered is tied to a practical outcomes. Leading biomedical/electronic engineers with several years of experience in biomedical engineering present the program over the web using the latest distance learning techniques.

There is a great shortage of biomedical engineers and technicians in every part of the world due to retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies. Many companies employ electrical, electronic engineers to fill the vacancy and provide on the job training to learn about biomedical engineering. The aim of this 18-month eLearning program is to provide you with core biomedical engineering skills to enhance your career prospects and to benefit your company/institution. Often universities and colleges do a brilliant job of teaching the theoretical topics, but fail to actively engage in the 'real world' application of the theory with biomedical engineering. This advanced diploma is presented by lecturers who are highly experienced engineers, having worked in the biomedical engineering industry. When doing any program today, a mix of both extensive experience and teaching prowess is essential. All our lecturers have been carefully selected and are seasoned professionals.

This practical program avoids weighty theory. This is rarely needed in the real world of industry where time is short and immediate results, based on hard-hitting and useful know-how, is a minimum requirement. The topics that will be covered are derived from the acclaimed IDC Technologies' programs attended by over 500,000 engineers and technicians throughout the world during the past 20 years. And, due to the global nature of biomedical engineering today, you will be exposed to international standards.

This program is not intended as a substitute for a 4 or 5 year engineering degree, nor is it aimed at an accomplished and experienced professional biomedical engineer who is working at the leading edge of technology in these varied fields. It is, however, intended to be the distillation of the key skills and know how in practical, state-of-the-art biomedical engineering. It should also be noted that learning is not only about attending programs, but also involves practical hands-on work with your peers, mentors, suppliers and clients.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT

- Electrical and Electronic Engineers
- Electrical and Electronic Technicians
- Biomedical Equipment/Engineering Technician
- Field Technicians
- Healthcare equipment service technicians
- Project Engineers and Managers
- Design Engineers
- Instrumentation Engineers
- Control Engineers
- Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
- Consulting Engineers
- Production Managers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Medical Sales Engineers

In fact, anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of biomedical engineering in order to improve work skills and to create further job prospects. Even individuals who are working in the healthcare industry may find it useful to attend to gain key, up to date perspectives.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The program is composed of 18 modules. These cover the basics of electrical, electronic and software knowledge and skills to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the biomedical engineering field.

The 18 modules will be completed in the following order:

- Basic Electrical Engineering
- Technical and Specification Writing
- Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
- Engineering Drawings
- Printed Circuit Board Design
- Anatomy and Physiology for Engineering
- Power Electronics and Power Supplies
- Shielding, EMC/EMI, Noise Reduction and Grounding/Earthing
- Troubleshooting Electronic Components and Circuits
- Biomedical Instrumentation
- Biomedical Signal Processing
- C++ Programming
- Embedded Microcontrollers
- Biomedical Modelling and Simulation
- Biomedical Equipment and Engineering Practices
- Biomedical Image Processing
- Biomechanics and Assistive Technology
- Medical Informatics and Telemedicine

COURSE FEES

What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. A full list of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be complex to navigate and, with today’s exchange rate fluctuations, difficult to maintain. Instead we aim to give you a rapid response regarding fees that is customised to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses fees and payment options, please enquire via the below button and we will respond within 2 business days.

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IN THIS INTENSIVE, PART-TIME, 18-MONTH ONLINE PROGRAM YOU WILL GAIN. - Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in E & I oil and gas engineering. Read more
IN THIS INTENSIVE, PART-TIME, 18-MONTH ONLINE PROGRAM YOU WILL GAIN:

- Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in E & I oil and gas engineering
- Tremendous boost to your E & I oil and gas career – no matter whether you are a new graduate or a technician
- Decades of real experience distilled into the course presentations and materials
- Guidance from real E & I oil and gas experts in the field
- Hands-on practical knowledge from the extensive experience of instructors, rather than the theoretical information from books and colleges
- Credibility as the local expert in E & I oil and gas
- Networking contacts in the oil and gas industry
- Improved career prospects and income
- An Advanced Diploma in Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering for Oil and Gas

Next intake is scheduled for March 14, 2016

INTRODUCTION

There is a growing shortage, and hence opportunity, for Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) technicians, technologists and engineers in the oil and gas industry. This is due to an increasing need for higher technology methods of obtaining and processing oil and gas as it is a finite declining resource. The price of oil is heading upwards steadily, thus making personnel and their associated oil and gas expertise in these industries even more valuable. The technical challenges of extracting oil and gas are becoming ever more demanding, with increasing emphasis on more marginal fields and previously inaccessible zones such as deep oceans, Polar regions, Falkland Islands and Greenland. The aim of this 18-month e-learning program is to provide you with core E & I engineering skills so that these opportunities may be accessed, to enhance your career, and to benefit your firm.

This advanced diploma is presented by lecturers who are highly experienced engineers from industry, having 'worked in the trenches' in the various E & I engineering areas. When doing any course today, a mix of both extensive experience and teaching prowess is essential. All our lecturers have been carefully selected and are seasoned professionals.

This advanced diploma course provides a practical treatment of electrical power systems and instrumentation within the oil, gas, petrochemical and offshore industries. Whilst there is some theory this is used in a practical context giving you the necessary tools to ensure that the Electrical and Instrumentation hardware is delivering the results intended. No matter whether you are a new electrical, instrumentation or control technician/technologist/graduate engineer or indeed, even a practising facilities engineer, you will find this course beneficial in improving your understanding, skills and knowledge of the whole spectrum of activities ranging from basic E & I engineering to advanced practice including hazardous areas, data communications along with a vast array of E & I equipment utilised in an oil and gas environment.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course would be ideal for you if you are seeking to get know-how and expertise in the oil and gas business and are an:

- Instrument and process control technician or technologist
- Instrument fitter
- Chemical or mechanical engineer
- Electrical engineer currently working in a different area to oil and gas
- Experienced electrician
- A recent graduate electrical, instrumentation or mechanical engineer

Even if you are highly experienced you will find this a great way to become familiar with the oil and gas technology as quickly as possible.

COURSE CONTENT

The valuable oil and gas course has five main streams:

- Electrical engineering
- Instrumentation and Control engineering
- General Oil and Gas engineering
- Subsea Instrumentation and Control
- Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Facilities

**A note regarding recognition of this course in the Australian education system: EIT’s sister company, IDC Technologies, is the owner of this course, which is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (WA). An application is to be submitted to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for this course to be registered for delivery by the EIT (that is, added to the EIT’s “scope”) in all Australian states. The EIT will deliver this course to students worldwide. On the date when the course information shown here was published the application to ASQA was pending, therefore the course commencement date shown is provisional pending formal registration with ASQA.

COURSE FEES

What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. A full list of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be complex to navigate and, with today’s exchange rate fluctuations, difficult to maintain. Instead we aim to give you a rapid response regarding fees that is customised to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses fees and payment options, please enquire via the below button and we will respond within 2 business days.

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This is the UK’s first two-year full-time MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Engineering. To be an effective power engineer you need a good knowledge of underpinning technologies and user and application requirements. Read more

Why this course?

This is the UK’s first two-year full-time MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Engineering.

To be an effective power engineer you need a good knowledge of underpinning technologies and user and application requirements. You also require a firm understanding of the business and regulatory landscape that national and multinational power and utility companies must work within.

This course brings together advanced expertise in all aspects of electrical energy and power systems, complemented by studies in electricity markets and power systems economics.

The course is designed to provide the advanced training you need for a career in the dynamic power and energy sectors.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedelectricalpowerengineering/

You’ll study

- Year 1
You'll take a selection of compulsory and optional taught classes. This is combined with training in business and project management skills and research methodologies and techniques.
Potential Year 2 research projects are explored during this year through completion of a mini-project, with a final topic agreed for the start of Year 2.

- Year 2
You'll undertake a major research project within the electrical power and energy disciplines. You'll also select a number of advanced taught modules designed to broaden your understanding of your chosen topic.

Facilities

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.

Learning & teaching

We use a blend of teaching and learning methods including interactive lectures, problem-solving tutorials and practical project-based laboratories. Our technical and experimental officers are available to support and guide you on individual subject material.

Each module comprises approximately five hours of direct teaching per week. To enhance your understanding of the technical and theoretical topics covered in these, you're expected to undertake a further five to six hours of self-study, using our web-based virtual learning environment (MyPlace), research journals and library facilities.

The teaching and learning methods used ensure you'll develop not only technical engineering expertise but also communications, project management and leadership skills.

You'll undertake group projects. These will help to develop your interpersonal, communication and transferable skills essential to a career in industry.

Guest lectures

Guest presentations are a regular feature of the courses. These are often done by industry partners or department alumni. Speakers will share with you how they have put their knowledge and learning into practice in the world of work.

Interaction with industry is provided through our internships, teaching seminars and networking events. The department delivers monthly seminars to support students’ learning and career development. Iberdrola, National Grid, ScottishPower, SSE, Siemens and Rolls-Royce are just a few examples of the industry partners you can engage with during your course.

Assessment

A variety of assessment techniques are used throughout the course. You'll complete at least six modules in Year 1. Each module has a combination of written assignments, individual and group reports, oral presentations, practical lab work and, where appropriate, an end-of-term exam.

Assessment of the Year 2 research project consists of four elements, with individual criteria:
1. Interim report (10%, 1500 – 3000 words) – The purpose of this report is to provide a mechanism for supervisors to provide valuable feedback on the project’s objectives and direction.
2. Poster Presentation (15%) – A vital skill of an engineer is the ability to describe their work to others and respond to requests for information. The poster presentation is designed to give you an opportunity to practise that.
3. Final report (55%) – This assesses the communication of project objectives and context, accuracy and relevant of background material, description of practical work and results, depth and soundness of discussion and conclusions, level of engineering achievement and the quality of the report’s presentation.
4. Conduct (20%) - Independent study, project and time management are key features of university learning. The level of your initiative & independent thinking and technical understanding are assessed through project meetings with your supervisor and your written logbooks.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Careers

The course provides the advanced level of knowledge and understanding required for challenging, well paid and exciting careers in the high growth power and energy sectors.

Employment prospects are excellent, with recent graduates working in power engineering consultancy, global power utilities (generation, supply and distribution), the renewable energy sector and manufacturing. They've taken up professional and technical positions as electrical engineers, power systems specialists, distribution engineer and asset managers in large energy utilities such as Iberdrola, EDF Energy and China State Grid. Graduates have also taken up roles in project management and engineering consultancy with companies such as Arup, Atkins Global, Ramboll, Moot MacDonald and AMEC.

How much will I earn?

Salaries for electrical engineers start at around £20,000 to £25,000. Experienced or incorporated engineers can earn between £28,000 and £40,000. A chartered electrical engineer can earn higher salaries of £40,000 to £55,000 or more.*

*Information is intended only as a guide.

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The Advanced Technology programme has been designed to allow you to study a range of engineering and technology subjects at postgraduate level. Read more
The Advanced Technology programme has been designed to allow you to study a range of engineering and technology subjects at postgraduate level.

It offers a choice of flexible options – you can choose to study full time at the University, to combine work and study (where the majority of your study will be based in your place of work) or to study by distance learning, if that suits you best.

This course provides an opportunity for you to earn a Masters degree by studying in different formats, in work, distance learning of full time. There are a number of prescribed subtitles of MSc Advanced Technology: Mechanical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Technology Management; Energy Technology; Design Technology; Sports Technology; Digital Media Technology.

You can also negotiate to study in a different area that the faculty can support using the MSc Advanced Technology title.

Course content

All students study the same four modules below, however, the contents of each module vary depending on the subject areas you have chosen for your project. Supervising staff assist students in identifying and defining the detail of the module content, much of which is based on research and project work. Whilst most study and assessment is assignment based, you also have the opportunity to attend appropriate formal lectures at the University.

Module 1 – Project Management and Research Methods (30 credits) provides basic knowledge of project management techniques and research methods required for industrial research and development work and to undertake MSc project work. It also teaches you how to communicate the findings in a concise and professional manner.

Module 2 – Advanced Technology (30 credits) refreshes and enhances your knowledge in a broad range of inter-related subject areas within the chosen discipline. If you plan to proceed to an MSc, the material studied in this module provides a broad foundation for the research topic chosen for Module 4.

Module 3 – Specialist Technology (60 credits) provides a high level of technical expertise in a specialist area for students who wish to graduate with a postgraduate diploma. It also provides the required specialists technical knowledge required to proceed to the MSc project in Module 4.

Module 4 – MSc Project and Thesis (60 credits) lets you apply the material studied in the previous modules to an advanced research project. It prepares you for planning and undertaking leading edge industry based research and development work with a high degree of competence and minimal supervision.

Find out more about the MSc Advanced Technology course



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This MSc course provides integrated circuit (IC) designers with in-depth knowledge of analogue, mixed signal and digital circuits and also experience with both the practical issues of device-level design and system-level performance requirements. Read more
This MSc course provides integrated circuit (IC) designers with in-depth knowledge of analogue, mixed signal and digital circuits and also experience with both the practical issues of device-level design and system-level performance requirements.

A key feature is the course’s balanced approach to both analogue and digital IC design, and its in-depth treatment of high frequency and low power circuits.

Issues related to design for test and CAD algorithms and design automation will be covered, as well as robust design methods, which allow relaxation of performance requirements, yield enhancement and exploitation of state-of-the-art process technology.

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We're passionate about web development - an industry which continues to boom. Our course will enable you to keep pace with this constantly changing sector, giving you the expertise to specialise in the design and development of online applications. Read more
We're passionate about web development - an industry which continues to boom. Our course will enable you to keep pace with this constantly changing sector, giving you the expertise to specialise in the design and development of online applications.

In recent years there has been a strong demand for software engineering skills in building websites, requiring a high standard of programming knowledge. We'll provide you with a thorough grounding in web development programming techniques.

You'll already have professional experience in web or software development, or you could be a graduate from one of our computing courses. We'll give you the ability to develop applications that can easily be displayed across different platforms.

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This research-led MSc takes a contemporary approach and covers the fundamental aspects of traditional symbolic and sub-symbolic aspects. Read more

Course Summary

This research-led MSc takes a contemporary approach and covers the fundamental aspects of traditional symbolic and sub-symbolic aspects.

The programme will give you a solid awareness of the key concepts of artificial intelligence. You will also learn the techniques that form the current basis of machine learning and data mining. You will develop a wide-ranging skill set that supports further study or that you can use in application development.

Modules

Semester one: Intelligent Agents; Machine Learning; Foundations of Artificial Intelligence; Computer Vision; Robotic Systems; Evolution of Complexity

Semester two: Advanced Computer Vision; Biological Inspired Robotics; Advanced Machine Learning; Advanced Intelligent Agents; Computational Biology; Computational Finance; Image Processing; Semantic Web Technologies; Simulation Modelling for Computer Science; Biometrics

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Modern vehicles are often taken for granted and yet they represent an incredibly complex and diverse set of disciplines. Read more
Modern vehicles are often taken for granted and yet they represent an incredibly complex and diverse set of disciplines. The automotive electronics engineer has to bring together real-time software, safety critical constraints, sensor electronics, control algorithms, human factors, legislation and ethics into a working package that satisfies multiple stakeholders.

The Ricardo engineering consultancy helped to develop this course, ensuring MSc students come away equipped with industry-relevant skills. Their continued involvement includes offering the use of pioneering industry equipment through the Ricardo Universities IC Engines research facility. They also help to cultivate future engineering talent, both locally and internationally.

On this MSc course you'll explore a range of topics including interconnected communication networks, entertainment systems, safety critical software, diagnostics, alternative fuels and hybrid technologies.

This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology 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 or BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

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Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the engineering that enables and drives the automotive industry. Read more
Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the engineering that enables and drives the automotive industry.

The key components of the MSc in Automotive Engineering cover:
- design, with a focus on vehicle chassis and performance
- sustainability
- reliability
- aerodynamics
- issues of comfort like noise, vibration and harshness.

Teaching is based in a purpose-designed engineering building.

See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/automotive-engineering-msc/

Why choose this course?

- These are taught by staff with exceptional knowledge and expertise in their fields. Lecturers include world-leaders in research on sustainable vehicle engineering and who those with experience of designing and working on winning F1 race cars.

- We have close links with industry through research projects and consultancies. Our partners include the BMW MINI plant in Oxford and other local businesses.

- Visiting speakers from business and industry provide professional perspectives.

- Facilities include a four-post test rig and state-of-the-art engine test cells

- Well-funded research programmes in areas of current concern such as vehicle end-of-life issues, modern composite materials and electric vehicles.

- Students have the chance to join our very successful Formula Student team and put theory into practice by racing against other universities from around the world.

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirements for full Chartered Engineer status.

Teaching and learning

Teaching staff are drawn primarily from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Visiting speakers from business and industry provide further input.

Specialist facilities

We have purpose built teaching and research facilities with the very best equipment, including a four-post test rig and state-of-the-art engine test cells. Our dedicated computer suites provide access to the latest industry-standard design software.

Careers

Our graduates enjoy the very best employment opportunities, with hundreds of engineering students having gone onto successful careers in their chosen industry. Many of our students go on to work with leading automotive or motorsport companies in the UK and worldwide.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Research highlights

The emphasis in our research groups is producing high-quality research for the real world. Staff have close links with industry through research projects and consultancies.

The results of the REF 2014 exercise showed that 96% of research in the department is internationally recognised, and 57% was judged to be of world leading quality or internationally excellent, compared with 45% in 2008. More specifically, 50% of the impact case studies returned were judged to be internationally excellent, and 72% of the research outputs were judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.

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The MSc Automotive Mechatronics is a newly established course, developed to respond to the clear demand in the sector for graduates with advanced skills and education in the specialised field. Read more

Course Description

The MSc Automotive Mechatronics is a newly established course, developed to respond to the clear demand in the sector for graduates with advanced skills and education in the specialised field. The significant increase in the application of mechatronics has created an industry need for this masters degree. Cranfield University has extensive strategic links with the automotive industry and key players in the forefront of automotive research and development. This high level of engagement with industry through short courses, consultancy and research make our graduates some of the most desirable in the UK and abroad for companies to recruit.

Overview

Automotive Mechatronics is a life-cycle activity that involves the multidisciplinary integration of physical systems (which may include elements of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic) with electronic digital control. It is widely recognised that a significant number of recent advancements and innovations within the automotive sector can be attributed to the specialised domain of mechatronics. The increasing trend for greater levels of vehicle electrification has encompassed every domain of the modern vehicle and this broad application forms the foundation of Cranfield developing the MSc in Automotive Mechatronics.

Cranfield’s extensive strategic links with industry ensures that all of the materials taught on the course are relevant, timely and meet the needs of organisations competing within the automotive mechatronics sector. This makes Cranfield automotive graduates some of the most desirable in the world for companies to recruit.

This course is designed for students with a solid engineering, mathematics or applied science undergraduate degree who want to strive for a skill set which combines electrical, mechanical, digital control systems and physical system modelling.

English Language Requirements

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL - 92
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).

Structure

The MSc in Automotive Mechantronics is made up of ten compulsory taught modules, a group project and an individual research project. In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, each student will attain at least the following outcomes from this degree course.

- Systematically use a range of calculation methods to formulate an overall concept and detailed design of components, assemblies and systems for road vehicles, to satisfy ergonomic, safety, structural integrity and performance requirements.

- Critically assess the mechanical design of automotive chassis components using hand calculations, solid body modelling and the finite element method.

- Undertake thermodynamic and combustion calculations, supported by knowledge of fuel properties and the combustion process in spark ignition and diesel engines.

- Analyse the vehicle handling behaviour for driver inputs and the ride response due to road surface irregularities.

- Evaluate modern control systems used in engine management, powertrain, brake and suspension systems.

- Evaluate and construct mechatronics models within the context of practical automotive design concepts, performance and constrains and interpret the simulation results accordingly.

- Design control systems that meet the multi-disciplinary requirements of safety and robustness and critically evaluate different hardware implementation strategies.

- Evaluate energy storage and prime mover technology options for a hybrid or electric vehicle and be able to select between different technologies relative to a given vehicle application and overall system design.

Modules

This course is made up of ten taught compulsory modules, which are generally delivered from October to March. During the first term you will take modules in compulsory automotive subjects before moving on to the second term where you will undertake a bespoke programme of study geared towards a greater understanding of physical systems, advanced control system design and rapid prototyping.

Core:
- Advanced Control and Optimisation
- Applied Automotive Control
- Automotive Control and Simulation
- Implementation of Automotive Control Systems
- Introduction to Integral Vehicle Structures
- Mechatronics Modelling for Automotive Systems
- Powertrain Systems
- Vehicle Concepts and Performance
- Vehicle Dynamics, Ride and Handling
- Vehicle Electrification and Hybridisation

Individual Project

After having gained an excellent understanding of methods and applications, you will work full-time (May to September) on an individual research project. This research project will allow you to delve deeper into an area of specific interest, taking the theory from the taught modules and joining it with practical experience. A list of suggested topics is provided, and includes projects proposed by staff and industry sponsors, associated with current research projects.

It is clear that the modern design engineer cannot be divorced from the commercial world. In order to provide practice in this matter, a poster presentation and written report will be required from all students, and the research findings presented to the academic staff as well as the Industrial Advisory Panel members.

Group Project

You will undertake a substantial group project between October and March, which focuses on designing and optimising a particular vehicle system/assembly. This is designed to prepare you for the project-based working environment within the majority of the automotive industry.

Presentations are arranged to the Industrial Advisory Panel members (consisting of practising automotive engineers and managers), academic staff and fellow students, to market the product and demonstrate technical expertise. These presentations give you the opportunity to develop your presentation skills and effectively handle questions about complex issues in a professional manner.

Assessment

Taught component (50%) is assessed by an examination and/or assignment. Group project (10%) is assessed by a written technical report and oral presentations. Individual Research Project (40%) is assessed by a written thesis and oral presentation.

Career opportunities

This course takes you onto an excellent career as a qualified engineer of the highest standard in the field of Automotive Mechatronics, capable of contributing significantly to the increased demand for experts in field of vehicle electrification. The broad application of automotive mechatronics opens a wide range of career opportunities within the automotive sector.

Expected careers paths for graduates who have successfully completed the MSc in Automotive Mechatronics include further research or employment within internationally leading vehicle manufacturers and engineering consultancies and tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry.

For further information

On this course, please visit our course webpage http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/masters/automotive-mechatronics.html

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Electronic technologies are now being applied to biomolecular and biomedical research and the electronics industry is moving towards healthcare applications. Read more

Course Summary

Electronic technologies are now being applied to biomolecular and biomedical research and the electronics industry is moving towards healthcare applications. Learn how modern micro- and nanofabrication methods can be used to create biodevices for biomedical engineering and position yourself at this exciting new interface between electronic engineering and the life sciences.

Modules

Semester one: Microfabrication; Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip; Bionanotechnology; Nanoelectronic Devices; Introduction to MEMS
Semester two: Nanofabrication and Microscopy; Biosensors; Biotechnology and Therapeutics; Molecular Recognition; Green Electronics; MEMS Sensors and Actuators; Practical Application of MEMS; Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies; Photonics

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The course’s aim is to prepare physical scientists, life scientists and engineers to work in the rapidly expanding disciplines of biophotonics and imaging. Read more
The course’s aim is to prepare physical scientists, life scientists and engineers to work in the rapidly expanding disciplines of biophotonics and imaging. For those with a background in the Biological Sciences, emphasis will be placed on the quantitative methods that now play a crucial role in the development of biology.

Students with previous experience in engineering or physics will be tutored in the challenges of working at the interface with biology.
In addition to a sound knowledge of interdisciplinary science, students will develop:
key skills enabling them to communicate with researchers in
other disciplines
the ability to plan and undertake an individual project
interpersonal, communication and professional skills
the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports
project management skills in relation to the scientific and
technological aspects of the subject, including design, data collection and analysis
critical and decision making skills

This masters course is taught on a full-time basis over one year and consists of 60 credits of taught modules and a 120 credit
independent research project. The individual research project is taken over the full year with guidance from an academic member of staff.

A previous research project on this course has been:
Towards single photon detection with a practical EMCD

Scholarship information can be found at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool/funding/index.aspx

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