Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc
- Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year
- Location: Loughborough
- Part-time: Not available
- School: Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
This programme is suitable for recent graduates and engineers with experience of microelectronics who have good mathematical ability.
It provides a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of this exciting field and has been developed in consultation with industry advisors to ensure it is relevant to today’s workplace.
Modules are block taught so can also be studied separately by working engineers as continuous professional development either to enhance their knowledge in particular subject fields or to widen their portfolio.
Core study areas include ASIC engineering, sensors and actuators, technology and verification of VLSI systems, embedded software development and an individual project.
Optional study areas include communication networks, information theory and coding, solar power, wind power, systems architecture, advanced FPGAs, DSP for software radio, advanced photovoltaics, mobile network technologies and advanced applications.
You’ll have access to laboratories, industry standard software (Altera, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Xilinx) and hardware including equipment provided by Texas Instruments.
Compulsory modules provide a comprehensive understanding of modern microelectronics, embedded electronic systems, emerging technologies and their uses while the individual research project offers the chance to pursue a specialism in-depth. You’ll have access to advanced research knowledge and state of the art laboratories using industry standard software (Altera, Cadence, Mentor, Xilinx) so that you are prepared to enter a wide range of industry sectors on graduation.
Examinations are held in January and May, with coursework and group work assessments throughout the programme. The high practical content of this course is reflected in the inclusion of laboratory assessments and practical examinations. The individual research project is assessed by written report and viva voce in September.
An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic/electrical engineering, computer engineering or physics.
Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.
You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.
Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.
Consultation with industry to craft the syllabus ensures that you’ll have an advantage in the job market. The in-depth knowledge acquired can be applied wherever embedded electronic systems are found including mobile phones (4/5G), acoustics, defence, medical instrumentation, radio and satellite communication and networked systems, control engineering, instrumentation, signal processing and telecommunications engineering.