MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2023 Entry)
Explore our Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc.
Develop specialist knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering devices, processes and systems.
Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc provides an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills in electrical and electronic engineering topics useful to industry.
Emphasis is given to project work, with a research methods and professional skills module designed to support the project work. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to both individual and group projects, as well as writing reports and presenting technical work, thus developing the project management and numerical skills sought by employers.
A range of optional modules gives students the opportunity to specialise the application focus of the course to align with their interests. Our laboratories are equipped with hardware and software to support the different teaching activities in electrical and electronic engineering.
General entry requirements
A minimum 2:i undergraduate UK Honours degree or equivalent international qualification, in electronic, electrical or telecommunications engineering, or in an engineering science programme (with electronic, electrical, telecommunications or systems pathway).
You can see how your current degree score or GPA equates to the British system in our Study pages in the Equivalent scores table.
We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications on a case-by-case basis, particularly when the applicant can evidence relevant employment, practical experience or strong performance in undergraduate modules related to their proposed postgraduate course of study.
To ensure you have the essential foundations for the course, and depending on your overall academic profile, we may require you to take a mathematical skills test.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
Candidates with professional experience should include their CV with their application.
Advanced Power Electronic Converters and Devices
Practically all electronic equipment, whether domestic or industrial, requires power conditioning to deliver the energy for it to operate correctly. This is using electronics for power processing, not information processing. The applications vary widely from power supplies for laptops and mobile phone chargers, through industrial motor drives, hybrid and electric vehicle drives, electric rail transport, to solar and wind energy systems and power transmission and distribution systems. This module will give you a wide range, in-depth and advanced knowledge of Power Electronics and Devices.
Research Methods and Professional Skills
The module aims to equip you with the research skills necessary to support masters’ level learning in engineering and facilitate engagement with the individual project through equipping you with a broad research skill set. In addition, this module will provide you with the professional and team skills to support the course and your career in engineering.
This module gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have independently contributed primary data and/or a new analysis of secondary data, within your chosen advanced research topic.
Projects will be highly variable in nature to reflect the range of topics within the programmes of study but all will provide you with an opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes. Thus, projects may entail experimentation, modelling, analysis and literary survey skills to develop advanced skills in the discovery and occasionally creation of new knowledge. The module also offers the chance for you to pursue curiosity driven work guided by an academic supervisor.
Optional Core Modules
Students are required to study one of the following two modules:
Electrical Power Engineering Design Group Project
The Electrical Power Engineering design project is a group project aiming to give you experience of working within a team, and parallel the way engineers often work in industry. You will integrate your knowledge and understanding in order to specify and solve an Electrical Power Engineering problem (or user need), through the creation and development of a product, process or system.
The project also allows you to develop your understanding of project management, time management, ethics, sustainability, health and safety, risk management and intellectual property rights. You will develop effective communication and leadership skills, for both technical and non-technical audiences.
Communication and Information Design Group Project
The Communication and Information Engineering design project is a group project aiming to give you experience of working within a team, and parallel the way engineers often work in industry. You will integrate your knowledge and understanding in order to specify and solve a Communication and Information Engineering problem (or user need), through the creation and development of a product, process or system.
The project also allows you to develop their understanding of project management, time management, ethics, sustainability, health and safety, risk management and intellectual property rights. You will develop effective communication and leadership skills, for both technical and non-technical audiences.
The selection of optional modules is likely to include:
- Optical Communication Systems (ES4C4)
- Radiowave Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory (ES4F1)
- Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks (ES96T)
- Information Theory and Coding (ES4E7)
- ASICs, MEMs and Smart Devices (ES434)
- High Performance Embedded Systems Design (ES4F3)
- Operation and Control of Power Systems (ES97A)
- Control of Electrical Drives (ES4F2)
- Advanced Control Systems (ES4F0)
- Power Electronic Converters and Devices (ES4D4)
The degree comprises of nine modules one of which is the individual research project. The individual research project is an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by you in conjunction with your academic supervisor.
Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.
Typical contact hours
The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:
- Eight taught modules (15 credits each)
- A research project (60 credits)
The typical workload for a 15-credit module is 150 hours which includes lectures/seminars, laboratory work, private/directed study, assessed work.
As the project is valued at 60 credits, students should plan to execute around 600 hours of work towards the completion of the project dissertation
A combination of coursework and written examinations.
Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web pageLink opens in a new window.
Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you and you will be able to choose your optional modules when you join us.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including:
- BAE Systems
- Morgan Sindall
- Mott MacDonald
- Proto Labs
- TSP Projects
- Volvo Cars Corporation
They have pursued roles such as:
- Business, research and administrative professionals
- Civil engineers
- Design and development engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Quality control and planning engineers
Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
- Options in Engineering
- Meet an Engineer
- Engineering, Science and Technology Fair
- Considering a PhD in the STEM Subjects
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
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The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
As well as tuition fees and living expenses, there may be general associated costs such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits*
- Dissertation binding*
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
* - Dissertations and Assignments are only submitted digitally. However students may wish to print and bind their dissertation for their own purposes. Students on some courses will have a final poster presentation as part of their project and the printing of posters will be at the students’ expense.
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