Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc (Eng)

You will study 180 credits in total during your Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc(Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules relating to this programme of study for academic year 2020/21. If you are starting in September 2021, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Modern Industry Practice - 15 credits
This module aims to engage students in developing a detailed understanding of the global engineering industry and assist them with their career plans.

Programming - 15 credits
Develops competence in computer programming, using both Matlab and c.

MSc Individual Project - 60 credits
This module will require you to define an experimental research investigation or design problem, and conduct the investigation, or develop a design solution, by employing the knowledge and skills gained in both previous and current studies.

Optional modules

Power Electronics and Drives - 15 credits
Covers FET, IGBT and MOSFET switches (characteristics, limitations, fields of use, switching loss and thermal behaviour) and switched-mode power supplies with transformer insulation, forward and flyback converters. The dynamics of induction motor drives, adjustable frequency induction motor drives, brushless DC motor, stepping motor and switched-reluctance motor drive systems are also covered.

Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources - 15 credits
This module provides you with knowledge and understanding of power generation technology from renewable sources, particularly wind and solar power. It describes how renewable energy sources can be employed and how they are integrated into electricity systems. It covers the control and management of photovoltaic and wind power generation systems comprising power converters and energy storage components.

Control Systems Design - 15 credits
This module covers the analysis and design of control systems. Knowledge and understanding of linear systems are developed to enable analysis of control systems using analytical techniques and computer tools.

Wireless Communications Systems Design - 15 credits
This module addresses communication design at many different levels. At the system level, it covers microwave systems, system modelling, subsystem characterisation and the delivery of complete communications systems in the real world. The propagation level covers system noise-figure analysis, link budgets and radio propagation analysis as a system planning tool. At the circuit levels, it includes: RF subsystems; direct and heterodyne conversion; RF integrated circuits; the impact of RF/microwave component design on wireless communication system performance; modulation formats and their impact on circuit design; and distortion and spectral regrowth.

FPGA Design for System-on-chip - 15 credits
Provides an understanding of the principles of the design of digital signal processing systems for VLSI technologies. You will gain a detailed knowledge of digital design techniques for silicon chip technologies in the sub-100nm scale, understand the fundamentals of implementing complex systems on a single chip, and be able to use contemporary EDA design tools to design practical examples.

Embedded Microprocessor System Design - 15 credits
Provides an understanding of the various options for system-on-chip implementation: ASIC, FPGA and DSP chips; the various aspects of an EDA system, including support programmes, design environment, compilers, assembler and linker; the limitations and advantages of the architecture and instruction set hard processor; and the use of EDA support tools.

Medical Electronics and E-Health - 15 credits
Provides students with a knowledge and understanding of how electronics technology is, and could be, used in medical applications and healthcare.

The full list of optional modules can be read in the course catalogue.