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MSc Electronic Engineering

Course Description

Course Summary

This course is accredited by the Internationally recognised Institution of Engineering and Technology.

This course, for graduates with a background in electronics, was designed with industry experts and is ideal for those aiming to enter a range of specialist careers in digital electronics or communications.

Gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in digital communications, signal processing, electronic circuits and microprocessors, as well as an understanding of engineering best practice and how to apply it in real-life scenarios.

Intermediate qualifications available:

- Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Electronic Engineering MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study in an electronic laboratory environment, gaining valuable hands-on experience as well as opportunities for industry connections including National Instruments, Rhode & Schwarz and Axis Electronics
- Explore topics including applied microwave and optical communications, systems engineering, embedded sensors, controllers and energy, advanced digital signal processing, microprocessor architecture and embedded hardware, advanced digital communications, wireless sensor networks, optical communications and other exciting emerging technologies such as energy harvesting
- Develop practical skills in laboratory sessions in which you will build and work with your own electronic devices
- Gain skills and insight into a fast-changing area on a course accredited by the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), making you well-prepared to enter a demanding and exciting industry
- Benefit from developing expertise and understanding of professional standards to allow you to access careers like electronic systems design, as a development engineer, in software design, as an embedded systems engineer, a communications engineer, product support engineer, technical consultant or further study on an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.

Why choose this course?

The course will provide you with academic and technical skills to analyse, synthesise, interpret and make sense of modern electronic systems. It will enable you to meet the demands of tomorrows engineering society.

Entry requirements


Evidence of having studied at least two of the following (or closely aligned topics): Engineering mathematics, Analogue and digital electronics, Circuits design and analysis, Signal processing, Digital communications, Control engineering during your undergraduate studies, or having evidence of equivalent experience.

Example 1: You may have studied physics at UG level, which included engineering mathematics / numerical techniques / applied mathematics AND circuit design / analysis / electronics.

Example 2: You may have completed a relevant HND together with several years working within the electronics industry with a technical role.

Example 3: You have studied computer engineering at UG level, which included control engineering AND signal processing.

Career Management Skills

Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within Electronic Engineering in particular but is also relevant for a much wider range of applications such as computer science or wider system engineering.

The unit `Professional Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control; you will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.

Career/Further study opportunities

The critical, theoretical, analytical and practical skills of this degree will prepare you for a range of careers. The most common destination will be in industries dealing with electronic systems. Examples are companies active in designing novel solutions for wireless communications, avionics or cars with a focus on electronic engineering tasks, such as microcontrollers, sensors or actuators for these final products. You may as well work for companies that provide solutions for signal processing problems, for instance in manufacturing medical imaging tools, healthcare monitoring or for seismology analysis. Examples of such companies at a global level are Siemens, Philips or Schlumberger.

The theoretical foundations taught in the course will enable you to continue your studies and register on PhD programmes by research which can lead to a career in higher education.

Visit the MSc Electronic Engineering page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

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