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Courses

H1K909 Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc Postgraduate Taught  2018

Essentials

Degree MSc
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 1 year (full time)
Start Date 01/10/2018
Location Durham City
Department(s) Website www.durham.ac.uk/engineering
Email eng.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)191 334 1700

Course Summary

Description

The main objective of the course is to educate you in the key engineering aspects of electronic and electrical engineering, enabling you to undertake responsible, creative, challenging and stimulating posts in industry or research.

The course covers the key areas of electronic and electrical engineering. In addition to the technical background provided in these subjects, hands-on experience is gained through a major individual Research and Development project, a group design project and a supporting laboratory programme.

Course Structure

The programme consists of a group design module, an individual research and development project, and 6 taught modules each of which has 20 credits. In addition to the group design module and the research and development project module, Candidates shall choose either List A or List B as below:

List A

Electrical Engineering 3

Low Carbon Technologies

Energy Conversion and Delivery

List B

Electronics and Communications

DSP and Microwave Engineering

Communications Systems

Core Modules

  • Research and Development Project
  • Group design
  • Electrical Engineering 3
  • Low Carbon Technologies
  • Energy Conversion and Delivery
  • Electronics and Communications
  • DSP and Microwave Engineering
  • Communications Systems

Course Learning and Teaching

This is a 12-month full-time degree course that runs from October to the end of August the following year.

For the Group Design Module, each group is supervised by one or more members of staff, and guided through the various stages of design. The principal learning outcome from this module is for you to understand the stages in the design of electronic and electrical systems. You should expect to have around 20 hours of contact time with their academic supervisors over the course of the design module.

A major individual research and development project is also undertaken on the course. This provides an open-ended challenge to each individual student, in collaboration with a staff supervisor. Regular meetings are held with the supervisor to discuss project progress and planning issues. A mid-term assessment is carried out to ensure project is on track. At the end of the project you are required to submit a final report on their work, in the style of a research paper. You are also required to prepare and to present a poster to allow an assessment to be made of your understanding and ability to present your work, plus an oral examination is held to allow detailed questions to be put to you regarding the technical aspects of your project. You should expect to have around 25 hours of contact time with your supervisors plus 500 hours of practical work, supported by the Department’s technicians and other research workers, over the course of the research project.

Admissions Process

Subject requirements, level and grade

A good second class honours degree (typically equivalent to UK 2:1 Honours) or better in a subject which includes a significant electronic or electrical engineering content.

English Language requirements

Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

How to apply

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply

Fees and Funding

The tuition fees for 2018/19 academic year have not yet been finalised, they will be displayed here once approved.

Note: Fees are subject to review and change in-line with inflation.

Please also check costs for colleges and accommodation.

Scholarships and funding

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Career Opportunities

Department of Engineering

For further information on career options and employability, including the results of the Destination of Leavers survey, student and employer testimonials and details of work experience and study abroad opportunities, please visit our employability web pages

Open days and visits

Pre-application open day

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Overseas Visit Schedule

www.durham.ac.uk/international/office/meetus

Postgraduate Visits

PGVI or

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit/

Department Information

Department of Engineering

Overview

The Department of Engineering offers postgraduate courses that are challenging and technologically relevant, covering topics including big data, image analysis, the internet, the mathematical foundations of computing, digital communications and the challenges of environmental and energy sustainability. Students have access to extensive and diverse research facilities. For example, airflow sensors, made using cutting-edge microfabrication techniques in the class 1000 Cleanroom have been tested and characterised in the School’s Wind Tunnel facilities. We have strong links with industrial partners and recent graduates have become successful entrepreneurs and software developers, gained prestigious positions in banking and finance and have entered the IT and Engineering industries.

Ranking

Ranked joint 1st in the UK for Internationally Excellent or World-Leading research impact in REF 2014.

Website
www.durham.ac.uk/engineering