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Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Experience

MSc ( 2 years Thick Sandwich )

Overview

Applications are closed from 17-23 September 2018 and will reopen on Monday 24 September 2018.

Places on this programme are limited. We will give equal consideration to all applications received by 1 August 2018. We will still accept applications received after this date, but may not be able to offer a place if the programme is full.

This masters programme builds on the strengths of the Queen Mary University School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. These strengths include world-leading research in: networks, antenna design and electromagnetics, computer vision, and computer theory. The programme focuses on core electrical and electronic engineering knowledge and skills, which will enable you to acquire the essential  competencies, and engineering awareness necessary for a successful career in electronics based industries.

This masters programme is comprehensive and includes theory, lab-practice, simulation and project work, all of which are underpinned by over 125 years of experience in electrical engineering and electronics at Queen Mary. Our programme brings together our teaching, research and industrial contacts to allow the cohort to emphasize either electrical or electronic engineering, or combine the two as best suits their personal requirements.
The programme aims to:
 
- develop your expertise in applying scientific knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to find solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems.
- emphasise analogue and digital circuit design, power electronics and electrical systems, control and microwave and millimetrewave technologies; areas with a major skills shortage worldwide and particularly in the UK.
- develop your skills so that you can design systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost.

There will be an option in each of the programmes for students to incorporate a year in industry (after the taught material, before the project). This is an established model for programmes in EECS, which has been well received by students and employers.

 

Structure

MSc Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering is currently available for one year full-time study, or two years part-time study.

Full-time
Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly.

Part-time
Part-time study options often mean that the number of modules taken is reduced per semester, with the full modules required to complete the programme spread over two academic years. Teaching is generally done during the day. Timetables are likely to be finalised in September.
Important note regarding Part Time Study.

We regret that, due to complex timetabling constraints, we are not able to guarantee that lectures and labs for part time students will be limited to two days per week, neither do we currently support any evening classes. If you have specific enquiries about the timetabling of part time courses, please contact the MSc Administrator.

Semester 1
•    Embedded Systems
•    Power Electronics
Plus two options from:
•    Microwave and Millimetrewave Electronics
•    Fundamentals of DSP
•    Control Systems
•    Electronic Sensing
 

Semester 2
Select 4 from:
•    Real-Time and Critical Systems
•    Real-Time DSP
•    Microwave and Millimetrewave Communications Systems
•    Advanced Control Systems
•    Integrated Circuit Design
•    Electrical Machines and Systems
•    Energy Storage Engineering
•    Introduction to Solar Energy
 

Semester 3
(Must take and pass)
•    Project

Please note all optional module availability is subject to timetabling constraint.

Entry requirements

An upper second class degree is normally required, usually in electronic engineering, computer science, maths or a related discipline. Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with unrelated degrees will be considered if there is evidence of equivalent industrial experience.

For international students we require English language qualifications IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 92 (internet based).

International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements.

If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary. Teaching for all modules includes a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and labs. . A virtual learning environment is used to support learning.

Independent study

For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations.
The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.
Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and written examinations. You will also be assessed through an individual project.

Project

The MSc project will be conducted under supervision during the summer period, and is evaluated by thesis, presentation and viva examination.

Our outstanding resources

•    We offer our students use of high- specification computing and research labs, hostings over 350 state-of-the-art computers for exclusive use by our students.
•    Our spectrum of research areas is supported by a range of specialist research labs offering cutting edge tools and technology including our augmented human interaction (AHI) laboratory combining pioneering technologies of full-body and multi-person motion capture, virtual and augmented reality systems and advanced aural and visual display technologies.  We also have specialist laboratories in multimedia, telecommunication networks, and antenna measurement.

Have a look around by visiting our facilities pages for further information.

 

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Thick Sandwich £9,900
Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Thick Sandwich £21,250
Part-time study is not available for this course

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

Graduate employment

Queen Mary's Electronic Engineering postgraduates go on to work in a wide variety of careers, mostly within IT and information services.

The national 2011 destination survey confirmed that 80.9 per cent of postgraduates in this School were in employment and/or study six months after graduation with 89.5 per cent of these already working/studying at graduate level. Queen Mary graduates from this School also have a strong earning power, with a median salary of £26,110.

Throughout the course, postgraduates have access to a careers programme to prepare them for applying for work after graduation. This programme includes workshops on job hunting and job applications as well as employer events to facilitate networks and help students to explore their options.

Read more about our careers programmes and range of work experience opportunities on the Queen Mary Careers pages.

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