This Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc aims to further develop students' knowledge of and expertise in specialist engineering subjects associated with the main application areas of electrical and electronic engineering. Particular prominence is given to electrical power systems and machines, robotics and sensors, digital systems incorporating VHDL and signal processing.
An emphasis on applied technical work will strengthen the engineering development skills of students from an academic background.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
-The programme is delivered by a specialist team of academics
-Electrical and electronic research carried out in the Faculty is recognised as 5% World-leading, 45% Internationally Excellent, 25% International, 25% National (RAE 2008)
-Access to state-of-the-art studio, laboratory and computing facilities within the new Engineering and Computing building
-Personal tutor support throughout the postgraduate study
-Excellent links with a number of industrial organisations enable access to the latest technology and real-world applications
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The work carried out on this course will provide the demonstrable expertise necessary to help secure professional level employment in related industries. The topic areas also provide opportunities for interaction with the Faculty’s Research Centres who will source some of the individual projects for the programme.
The MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering curriculum consists of a fixed menu of study and a substantial MSc project. Successful completion of all elements leads to the award of MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Completion of the taught modules without a project leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.
The mandatory modules are as follows:
-Digital System Design with VHDL
-Electrical Machines and Drives
-Digital Signal and Image Processing
-Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Applications
-Measurement and Sensor Technology
-Renewable Energy and Smart Grid
The substantial individual project gives students the opportunity to work on a detailed area of related technology alongside an experienced academic supervisor. Some projects are offered in conjunction with the work of the Faculty’s Research Centres or industry.
Typical project titles include:
-Embedded network interface development for measurement instruments
-Wireless sensors for industrial thermocouple temperature monitoring
-Power system network simulation
-Wind turbine generator simulation
HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
The specialist topics studied on the programme will prepare you for work in specialist companies involved with electrical and electronic engineering. There are also many roles in related industries that rely on the technology.
Possible destinations include:
-Electrical power supply generation and distribution including renewables;
-Transport and industrial equipment manufacturers employing electrical drives; electrical vehicles are anticipated to create an increased demand in this area
-Industrial measurement and monitoring systems
-Robotics and associated activities
Opportunities also exist to complete a PhD research degree upon completion of the master’s course.
Electrical and electronic technology is now indispensible for modern life. We rely on electricity for the reliable supply of essential energy to our homes and businesses. Electronics is at the heart of products enabling our transport and communication systems.
GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University
has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.
The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.
The normal entry route to the course will be through an honours degree in electrical and/or electronic engineering or a related subject area. Applicants offering equivalent professional qualifications and experience will be considered on merit.