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Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Experience

MSc ( 2 years Thick Sandwich )

Overview

Places on this programme are limited. We will give equal consideration to all applications received by 17 June 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 emphasizes core electrical and electronic engineering knowledge and skills, which, upon completion, will enable the students to acquire the essential knowledge, skills, competency, and engineering awareness necessary for a successful career in electronics based industries.

The first semester offers a choice from: Fundamentals of DSP, a new module in Electronic Sensing, Control Systems, Embedded Systems, Power Electronics, Microwave & Millimetrewave Electronics. The second semester offers a choice from: Parallel Computing, Integrated Circuit Design, Electrical Machines and Systems, Real-Time and Critical Systems, Real-Time Digital Signal Processing, Advanced Control Systems, Microwave and Millimetrewave Communications Systems, Mobile Services, DENM600 Energy Storage Engineering, DENM601 Introduction to Solar Energy.

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.

This programme aims to provide the curriculum to develop appropriate programme level learning outcomes supporting the development of graduate engineers to postgraduate level.
The programme aims to enable students to acquire the essential knowledge, skills, competency, and engineering awareness necessary for a successful career in many electronics based industries.
This programme aims to develop engineering graduates' expertise so that they develop expertise in applying scientific knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems. 
The programme aims to masters graduates who will be able to design systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost following the completion of one of the programmes. 
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.
The content of 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 emphasises 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.

Structure

Semester 1

  • Embedded Systems (15 credits)
  • Power Electronics (15 credits)

Plus two options from:

  • Electronic Sensing (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of DSP (15 credits)
  • Microwave and Millimetrewave Electronics (15 credits)
  • Control Systems (15 credits)

Semester 2

Select 4 from:

  • Real-Time Critical Systems (15 credits)
  • Real-Time DSP (15 credits)
  • Microwave and Millimetrewave Communications Systems (15 credits)
  • Advanced Control Systems (15 credits)
  • Parallel Computing (15 credits)
  • Integrated Circuit Design (15 credits)
  • Electrical Machines and Systems (15 credits)
  • Energy Storage Engineering (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Solar Energy (15 credits)

Semester 3
(must take and pass)

  • Project (60 credits)

Year 2
(must take and pass)

  • Industrial Placement 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. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. 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 lectures, seminars and a virtual learning environment. Each module provides 36 hours of contact time, supported by lab work and directed further study.

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.

Dissertation

The MSc research project will be conducted under close supervision throughout the academic year, and is evaluated by thesis, presentation and viva examination.

Our outstanding resources

  • We offer our students use of their own 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

2018/19 Academic Year

Thick Sandwich £9,250
Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year

Thick Sandwich £19,500
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.

The broad range of skills gained through programmes in this School, coupled with multiple opportunities for extra-curricular activities and work experience, has enabled postgraduates to move into careers such as:

  • Technical Analyst, Credit Suisse
  • Interactive Systems Developer, Sky
  • Software Developer, Accenture
  • Analyst Technical Associate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • IT Contractor, FDM
  • Computer Analyst, ITRS Group
  • IT Developer, Qube Global Software
  • Team Manager, Bromley-by-Bow Centre
  • Computer Programmer, Rightmove
  • Computer Consultant, Mac Experts Ltd
  • Graduate Engineer, Ministry of Defence

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.

Recent careers events open to Computer Science postgraduates include the IT and Technology Fair, featuring Accenture, Babcock, BskyB, FactSet, Framestore, IBM, one-to-one sessions with Morgan Stanley, IBM and Accenture, IT company presentations, and Start Up Stand Up for those interested in working with technology start ups and SMEs.

Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village redevelopment means that there are substantial opportunities for on campus and local part time work and work experience. On campus there are 1200 job and volunteer opportunities ranging from E-learning Assistant to Website Administrator and from Society President to Student Mentor. QTemps job agency offers work suitable for current students and recent graduates, QMSU Volunteering facilitates volunteering and QM JobOnline hosts over 800 part time and full time job vacancies.

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

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