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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    22 October 2018

This Masters in Electronics & Electrical Engineering provides research informed knowledge in a broad spectrum of specialist topics with immediate application to industrial problems. These topics range from electrical supply through advanced systems control to high-speed electronics. This programme offers a flexible structure that enables both new graduates and more established engineers to tailor their learning experience to meet the needs for their future career.

Why this programme

  • The University of Glasgow has been delivering world-class engineering education and research since 1840.
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Glasgow is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • If you are an Electronics and Electrical Engineering graduate wanting to improve your skills and knowledge; a graduate of another engineering discipline or physical science and you want to change field; looking for a well-rounded postgraduate qualification in electronics and electrical engineering to enhance your career prospects, this programme is designed for you.
  • The MSc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering includes lectures on "Nanofabrication", "Micro- and Nanotechnology", "Optical Communications" and "Microwave and Millimetre Wave Circuit Design", "Analogue CMOS circuit design", VLSI Design and CAD", all research areas undertaken in the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre.
  • This programme has a September and January intake*. 

*For suitably qualified candidates.

Programme structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work. 

You will undertake a project where you will apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting-edge projects relevant to the industry.

Courses include (six normally chosen)

  • Bioelectronics
  • Computer communications
  • Control
  • Digital signal processing
  • Electrical energy systems
  • Energy conversion systems 
  • Micro- and nano-technology
  • Microwave electronic and optoelectronic devices
  • Microwave and millimetre wave circuit design
  • Optical communications
  • Power electronics and drives
  • Real-time embedded programming
  • VLSI design
  • MSc project.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include chip design, embedded system design, telecommunications, video systems, automation and control, aerospace, software development, development of PC peripherals and FPGA programming, defence, services for the heavy industries, for example electricity generation equipment and renewables plant, etc.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as JP Morgan, Multi-Sense Technologies and iTeam.


Visit the Electronics & Electrical Engineering (MSc) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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