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Course summary

Overview Master the key elements of contemporary electronic and electrical engineering with this accredited MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course. You'll design and implement electronic systems, work with the practical application of current technology, and upgrade your skills to meet the needs of more ambitious roles in your industry. You'll learn about key topics in electronic and electrical engineering, such as microwave and wireless technology, and the practical application and design aspects of electronic systems, on a course designed to meet a skills shortage in the sector. You'll graduate in an excellent position to pursue roles from product design to aerospace engineering. You can start this course in September or January (full time only in January). Accredited by: The MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This MSc also qualifies, under the UK Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), as the further learning required to register for Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. What you'll experience On this course you'll:

  • Follow a programme that is recognised by European and UK accrediting bodies, and is designed to shape your skills to the needs of the electronic and electrical engineering sector
  • Learn more about the practical design and application of your electronic and electrical engineering study, using professional-standard tools, simulation software and laboratory equipment
  • Plan and complete a final project in your area of interest, using any relevant lab or computer suite in the School of Energy and Electronic Engineering to deliver a significant, in-depth piece of analysis or design
  • Explore key industry themes, such as Electrical Power Systems Technology, Advanced DSP Techniques, Electrical Machines and Drives, and Sensors and Measurement Systems
Careers and opportunities Because electronic and electrical engineering skills are in demand, you'll be in a strong position to secure employment when you graduate from the course. Career opportunities include:
  • Electronics engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Application engineer
  • Design
  • Research and development
  • Product manufacture
  • Project management


What you'll study on this MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree course Each unit on this course is worth 20 credits, with the exception of your individual project. You'll need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 6 units worth a combined 120 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits. Core modules include:

  • Advanced DSP Techniques
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Electrical Power Systems Technology
  • Engineering Management, Economics and Risk Analysis
  • Individual MSc Project
  • Microwave and High Speed Digital Design
  • Sensors and Measurement Systems
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • laboratory-based project work
  • a major individual project or dissertation

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9900 Year 1
England £9900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9900 Year 1
Scotland £9900 Year 1
Wales £9900 Year 1
Channel Islands £9900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9900 Year 1
International £19200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. There may be occasional trips for which you will be asked to contribute up to £25 per trip. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University of Portsmouth - UCAS