Explore our Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc.
Develop specialist knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering devices, processes and systems.
This course is accredited by the IET and InstMC. More information is available on the School of Engineering website.
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 2:1 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 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.
Optional modules* (students are expected to select a total of 5 optional modules as follows)
Students are required to study at least two and no more than four of the following optional modules:
- 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)
Students are required to study at least one and no more than three of the following optional modules:
- Operation and Control of Power Systems (ES97A)
- Control of Electrical Drives (ES4F2)
- Advanced Control Systems (ES4F0)
- Power Electronic Converters and Devices (ES4D4)
*Optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up to date. We recommend that you continue to check this webpage for the most up-to-date information.
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.
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.
Careers and employability
This course is new for entry in 2023. Graduates will be well-placed to work in the electrical and electronic industry. They may also decide to pursue doctoral studies.
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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Use your maths and science skills to creatively solve real-life problems.
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Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
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.
Scholarships and bursaries
Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.
How to apply
The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.
Applications will close on 2 August 2024 for students who require a visa to study in the UK, to allow time to receive a CAS and complete the visa application process.
Please note, places are often limited, so we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Please check our department webpages for more specific information.
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