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Electronic Engineering MSc

Course Description

Our MSc in Electronic Engineering offers content that is different to many other similarly-titled courses. It equips you with a skill set that is in demand by industry worldwide, allowing you to maximise your employability by taking a course that is broad in scope but challenging in detail.

Electronic Engineering provides a broad master’s-level study of some of the most important aspects of electronic engineering today. It builds on your undergraduate knowledge of core aspects of electronics, supported by a module in Engineering Business Environment and Energy Policies, which provides you with an understanding of the context of engineering in the early 21st Century.

The course embraces a number of themes in areas identified as being generally under-represented in many other courses, such as power electronics and electromagnetic compatibility, providing you with as wide a range of employment opportunities as possible – whether this is in industry or continuing in research at university.

The course has achieved accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to CEng level for the full five year period.


First semester (September to January)

• Digital Signal Processing
• Physics of Semiconductor Devices
• Engineering Business Environment and Energy Policies
• Control and Instrumentation

Second semester (February to May)

• Embedded Systems
• Research Methods
• Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal Integrity
• Power Electronics

Third semester (June to September)

This is a major research-based individual project

Optional placement

We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.

We are delighted to offer the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000 to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. Head to dmu.ac.uk/sports to see eligibility and how you can apply.

Visit the Electronic Engineering MSc page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Philips Ogun

- Was DMU your first choice? If not, who was your first choice

I applied and gained admission to Newcastle University, Lancaster University and DMU but finally decided to enrol in DMU

- Why did you choose Faculty of Technology at DMU

DMU is one of the few universities offering Mechatronics at MSc level in the UK. The first things that caught my attention were the tuition fees and modules of the course compared to other Universities offering the same course.

- What attracted you to study this particular course/ How I came to start a MSc

Because I have always wanted to integrate my knowledge of Computers, Mechanics and Electronics and Mechatronics was a perfect course to study

- What are my best experiences on the course?

I had a great time during my project. I learnt so many things I have always wanted to know about

- Course Content

All the modules were relevant and well structured. It was my major reason for deciding to enrol in DMU. In my opinion, the content of Mechatronics Business Environment should be reviewed and there should be more of individual assessment than group assessment.

- Faculty facilities

I believe the faculty has good facilities to support learning, project work and research. The technicians in the Mechanical & Electronics lab were fantastic and helped me a lot during my project. The faculty also prides some Engineering software which I found to be invaluable in the course of my study such as Matlab/Simulink, Pro Engineer, Altium Designer etc

- Support

Student support in DMU is great. Everyone cares about you and will be ready to help. I received great support from Lecturers and Course Leaders

- What are the strengths of the course in your view
The course highlights the key element of Mechatronics. Students from different backgrounds come to study Mechatronics. The idea of trying to broaden the knowledge of students before introducing them to the more advanced studies of Mechatronics is helpful to the students.

- How do I see the future
Personally, I am passionate about DMU and the MSc Mechatronics course. I didn’t get anything short of my expectations before joining. I know DMU is one of the leading post 1992 universities and the recent lift in the University ranking shows that the stakeholders are doing great jobs. I am hoping the University will become more popular internationally.

(Student Profile)

Abdul Rehman Dastaguir

Studied MSc Electronic Engineering

Why did you decide to study at De Montfort University?
I decided to study at De Montfort University (DMU) because I was attracted by the facilities which were available and the prospect of building on my Electronic knowledge I gained.

What attracted you to the course and why?
The course offered varied subjects within the field, rather than focusing on one or two elements which really interested me as I knew it would open up greater opportunities when I graduated. Being flexible and having the ability to grasp varied subjects is something employers looked for in engineers, hence why I signed up for the course in order to aim to become a more accomplished engineer.

What did you enjoy most about the course?
I believe the people I met from across the globe, different cultures and backgrounds was probably the best experience I had at university. I always thrived on challenges and I like to think working with such talented people had a great impact on my studies.

Please tell us about your career since leaving DMU. What are you doing now?
After completing my MSc degree in November 2010, I took a short break for a few months whilst I applied for jobs. Since November 2011, I have been employed at Rolls-Royce PLC as a Controls Engineer, within the ‘Nuclear Sector’ where I work on HM Naval Submarines.

What does a typical day for you involve?
I am currently in the ‘in-service’ area of the Electrical Controls & Instrumentation department, where we support all in-service submarines and deal with any technical issues that occur

How do you see the future? What are your plans for the next few years?
I am intending to stay at Rolls-Royce PLC for a foreseeable future as it was always a dream to work there whilst I was studying. Over the next few years I intend to get involved on bigger projects as I continue to develop my knowledge and possibly try out different roles within the company to test myself further.

Would you recommend your course to others? If so, why?
Yes, definitely! The course is an amazing experience and you will gain a broad knowledge of the field . The MSc courses are designed to push you to your limits and you will learn a lot about yourself as an individual as well becoming an engineer.


Entry Requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application individually.

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