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    1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time

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    06 June 2018

Course Content

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Queen's University Belfast is ranked among the top 100 in the world for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QS World Rankings) and we are also consistently ranked top 10 in UK University League tables for these subjects. 

Our world-class Masters (MSc) in Electronics will develop your skills and expertise in cutting edge technologies such as Digital Signal Processing, High Frequency Communication, Technology and Design, Intelligent Systems and Control, MEMS Devices and Technology, Wireless Communication Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks.

Our £40m Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology specialises in key areas of advanced digital and communications technology.

ECIT is also home to the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), a £30m innovation and knowledge centre, which develops secure solutions to problems such as the protection of mobile phone networks and the creation of secure “corridors” for the seamless and rapid transit of people.

Our facilities have recently undergone a £10m refurbishment and include laboratories for Microengineering, Electronics, Communications, Circuits, Instrumentation, Virtual Reality, Software Engineering, Renewable Energy, Power and Machines. The Queen's Advanced Micro-engineering Centre (QAMEC) is a Centre of Excellence for research and development employing silicon technology and MEMS technology.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen's is ranked among the Top 10 in the UK for research, with 93 per cent of research rated as either 'World-leading' or 'Internationally Excellent' (REF 2014). An example of our research includes our work in the area of space technologies, where we are involved in a number of projects with the European Space Agency, the new UK Space Applications Catapult Centre, the European High Power Radio-Frequency Space Laboratory and companies such as Astrium, Thales and QinetiQ.


This programme is designed as a specialised extension to the study of electronics at undergraduate level. The programme provides students with specialist expertise across a wide range of electronic subjects including microelectronics, hardware design, communications, computer design and digital hardware. The programme is normally full-time, starts at the end of September and lasts for 12 months. Electronics with Professional Internship students have the opportunity to complete an industrial placement of up to six months as part of their studies.

Programme Content

Modules for both programmes are selected from the list below:

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Intelligent Systems and Control
  • High Frequency Technology and Design
  • Microelectronic Devices & Technology
  • MEMS Devices & Technology
  • Wireless Communications Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Systems

In any given year further specialist topics may be available for selection or listed topics may not be offered.


Assessment for MSc in Electronics: Coursework and written examination in six modules, dissertation on project.

Postgraduate Diploma: Coursework and written examination in six modules.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have found that holding a prestigious MSc qualification from one of the UK's top engineering schools has significantly enhanced their job opportunities and employment prospects.

Graduates typically find employment in a wide range of fields including with semiconductor companies, electronic equipment manufacturers, design and service providers, software houses and in other electronic engineering-based industries.

Visit the MSc in Electronics page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!





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