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From Power Electronics to NanoElectronics shaping our future, Electronic and Electrical Engineering is amongst the most exciting degree subjects available to a university student.
Our internationally-renowned research in power electronics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and biometrics feeds back into our electrical engineering degree courses to keep them up-to-date and relevant to industry.
The Electronic Systems Design Centre (ESDC) is known for its ground-breaking research into Power IC technology, the key technology for more energy efficient electronics. The Centre is also a world-leader in semiconductor device modelling, FEM and compact modelling.
This course is for students who want to become professionals in computer networks and modern telecommunications fields.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of techniques used to transmit digital information, modern computer network design and operation, communication protocols and the importance of standards and regulatory issues
These subjects are supplemented by modules in technical and administration management techniques and by an industry-sponsored seminar course.
MSc students also undertake an individual project.
This course covers a comprehensive range of topics split in to four large modules worth 30 credits each plus the MSc Project.
External speakers from blue-chip and local companies will give seminars to complement your learning, that will be real-world case studies related to the subjects you are studying in your modules. These are designed to improve the breadth of your learning and often lead to ideas that you can develop for your MSc Project.
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (nine months full-time or one year and six months part-time)
MSc (one year and four months full-time)
PgDip (one year full-time)
Teaching will be in the form of lectures, individual and group class work, plus topical and relevant participative class discussions and critical evaluation using case studies
Laboratories will be used to provide you with hand-on experience of using and setting up network systems. Tutorials will be used to give you practice in solving theoretical and design problems associated with network technologies and network systems.
Over the programme, the assessment of the taught modules is as follows:
Graduates with experience of computer network systems and digital communications are in demand in all industrial and commercial sectors.
The employment record for the MSc is good, with students obtaining jobs in traditional telecommunication companies, software development companies and companies in the service and commercial sectors.
Typical jobs range from network design engineers, network maintenance, software development, systems design and integration, marketing, after-sales support and technical support.
We have links with companies such as large companies such as BT, Talk Talk, Motorolla, BBC, CICSO and local companies like i-wimax.
These companies engage with the University by giving guest seminars and often our students will work with them on their MSc Project.
Many of our graduates will go on to further study in our Computer Networks and Telecommunications Research Centre (CNTR)
The CNTR undertakes both pure and applied research in the general field of telecommunications and computer networking including computer networking technologies, wireless systems, networked multimedia applications, quality of service, mobile networking, intelligent buildings, context driven information systems, smart environments and communication protocols. Much of this work is funded through research grants and supported by industry. In addition, members of the group are actively involved in a range of public engagement programmes which aim to raise the awareness of these subjects for the general public and in schools.
Research themes in this Centre include:
You will have access to a dedicated computer networks lab which is equipped with industry standard equipment. In addition to PC equipment, the lab contains a set of switches, routers, servers, wireless equipment, testing tools and analysers which help you in building various data networks.
Various software tools and simulation packages are also available in the school's labs for you to use in your assignment and final projects. Such tools enable you to design and test data networks in simulated environments allowing you to experiment with your design before implementing the real network. The course is also supported by other facilities including PC suites, library, programming and office packages and a virtual learning environment.
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.
Choose up to two from
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.