Electronic Engineering MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

Develop and enhance your understanding of electronic engineering to an advanced level, setting you apart in your career. You will learn from world experts in areas that are crucial to the electronics sector over the next decade. Through our wide range of core and optional modules, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience towards specific industrial sectors including energy, the environment, automotive, wireless technologies and health.

You may already have a firm grasp of the essentials of the discipline, however this programme will provide you with a practical understanding of advanced topics linked to a research portfolio that has been rated as internationally excellent, and guided by leading experts, including industry specialists.

A cutting-edge learning environment

The learning environment you will study within embraces expertise in electronics for wireless communications, flexible and printable electronics, solar cells, RF engineering for Particle accelerators, millimeter waves and terahertz technology. Exposure to these technologies will take you beyond current industrial practice to develop specialist knowledge and skills for emerging markets. As part of our general engineering ethos at Lancaster you will mix with multi-disciplinary engineering concepts from electronics, mechatronic and mechanical engineering, skills which are highly sought after by employers.

You will become adept at programming advanced microcontrollers; designing RF circuits; designing microstructures for advanced displays and sensors, building control loops and developing associated software. The robust and comprehensive skill set and knowledge you gain will open up a range of opportunities and support your progression as a professional.

Project based learning

During the course, you will also complete a project provided by either one of our industry partners or from within the Department’s own research portfolio - we have world-leading research and facilities in very high frequency next generation mobile communications, particle accelerators for radiotherapy, Industry 4.0 and industrial control systems, microfluidics and MEMS, and RF and THz sensing.

The project brings together multiple aspects of your studies and provides valuable real-world experience of working as a professional electronic engineer. As part of this project, you will structure and break down a problem; develop team organisation, project management and technical skills; and use background sources and research. You will also gain career experience by presenting your results and writing a customer report. Examples of previous projects include:

  • Self-repairable electronics through unification of self-test and calibration technology 
  • Solution processed electronics over a large area: design and realisation of a fully computerised XY(Z) spray coater employing multiple pneumatic and/or ultrasonic airbrushes
  • Detection of living cells in a microfluidic system using electrochemical and RF technologies
  • Monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design for wireless networks
  • Vision and robotic control interface system.

Assessment

Engineering is more than just theory and, as a result, you will experience labs/practical sessions, workshops and group tutorials, alongside lectures. This contact is with academic staff that are internationally recognised and work alongside global electronics companies.

In addition, our technicians and admin support team are very approachable and have many years of experience in helping students achieve success.

Assessment varies between modules, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typically you can expect assignments such as coursework, presentations and formal examinations.

Community

As a department, we prioritise delivering high-quality, rigorous programmes that prepare and equip our graduates for a rewarding career. The Department provides an interdisciplinary approach that reflects the dynamic nature of professional engineering.

Our Department is an internationally recognised leader in research and innovation and, as such, you will join a thriving and supportive academic community. Staff and students alike will welcome and support you both academically and socially.

You will be encouraged throughout your programme in a friendly, vibrant environment that is conducive to excellent research and learning.

Career

Our MSc in Electronic Engineering is designed to support your career ambitions and progression. By enabling you to develop your technical and professional skills to an advanced level, and allowing you to apply what you have previously learnt to real-world problems, this programme equips you with the knowledge and experience for a range of electronic engineering careers, and will put you ahead of the competition.

There is a wide range of sectors where electronic engineering is relevant, such as Aerospace, Energy, Environment, Health, IT and Telecommunications, and Security. Roles in these sectors come with highly competitive starting salaries, and include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer

In addition, studying at Masters level will further enhance your prospects, opening up opportunities to progress further in your career.

Alternatively, our programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experience to take up further study at PhD level and begin a career in research, exploring innovative, cutting-edge areas of the engineering discipline.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Develop and enhance your understanding of electronic engineering to an advanced level, setting you apart in your career. You will learn from world experts in areas that are crucial to the electronics sector over the next decade. Through our wide range of core and optional modules, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience towards specific industrial sectors including energy, the environment, automotive, wireless technologies and health.

    You may already have a firm grasp of the essentials of the discipline, however this programme will provide you with a practical understanding of advanced topics linked to a research portfolio that has been rated as internationally excellent, and guided by leading experts, including industry specialists.

    A cutting-edge learning environment

    The learning environment you will study within embraces expertise in electronics for wireless communications, flexible and printable electronics, solar cells, RF engineering for Particle accelerators, millimeter waves and terahertz technology. Exposure to these technologies will take you beyond current industrial practice to develop specialist knowledge and skills for emerging markets. As part of our general engineering ethos at Lancaster you will mix with multi-disciplinary engineering concepts from electronics, mechatronic and mechanical engineering, skills which are highly sought after by employers.

    You will become adept at programming advanced microcontrollers; designing RF circuits; designing microstructures for advanced displays and sensors, building control loops and developing associated software. The robust and comprehensive skill set and knowledge you gain will open up a range of opportunities and support your progression as a professional.

    Project based learning

    During the course, you will also complete a project provided by either one of our industry partners or from within the Department’s own research portfolio - we have world-leading research and facilities in very high frequency next generation mobile communications, particle accelerators for radiotherapy, Industry 4.0 and industrial control systems, microfluidics and MEMS, and RF and THz sensing.

    The project brings together multiple aspects of your studies and provides valuable real-world experience of working as a professional electronic engineer. As part of this project, you will structure and break down a problem; develop team organisation, project management and technical skills; and use background sources and research. You will also gain career experience by presenting your results and writing a customer report. Examples of previous projects include:

    • Self-repairable electronics through unification of self-test and calibration technology 
    • Solution processed electronics over a large area: design and realisation of a fully computerised XY(Z) spray coater employing multiple pneumatic and/or ultrasonic airbrushes
    • Detection of living cells in a microfluidic system using electrochemical and RF technologies
    • Monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design for wireless networks
    • Vision and robotic control interface system.

    Assessment

    Engineering is more than just theory and, as a result, you will experience labs/practical sessions, workshops and group tutorials, alongside lectures. This contact is with academic staff that are internationally recognised and work alongside global electronics companies.

    In addition, our technicians and admin support team are very approachable and have many years of experience in helping students achieve success.

    Assessment varies between modules, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typically you can expect assignments such as coursework, presentations and formal examinations.

    Community

    As a department, we prioritise delivering high-quality, rigorous programmes that prepare and equip our graduates for a rewarding career. The Department provides an interdisciplinary approach that reflects the dynamic nature of professional engineering.

    Our Department is an internationally recognised leader in research and innovation and, as such, you will join a thriving and supportive academic community. Staff and students alike will welcome and support you both academically and socially.

    You will be encouraged throughout your programme in a friendly, vibrant environment that is conducive to excellent research and learning.

    Career

    Our MSc in Electronic Engineering is designed to support your career ambitions and progression. By enabling you to develop your technical and professional skills to an advanced level, and allowing you to apply what you have previously learnt to real-world problems, this programme equips you with the knowledge and experience for a range of electronic engineering careers, and will put you ahead of the competition.

    There is a wide range of sectors where electronic engineering is relevant, such as Aerospace, Energy, Environment, Health, IT and Telecommunications, and Security. Roles in these sectors come with highly competitive starting salaries, and include, but are not limited to:

    • Aerospace Engineer
    • Broadcast Engineer
    • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
    • Electronics Engineer
    • IT Consultant
    • Network Engineer
    • Nuclear Engineer

    In addition, studying at Masters level will further enhance your prospects, opening up opportunities to progress further in your career.

    Alternatively, our programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experience to take up further study at PhD level and begin a career in research, exploring innovative, cutting-edge areas of the engineering discipline.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

      Optional

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Designed for:  Applicants with a first degree in Electronic Engineering or related subject 

    Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.

    Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a related engineering discipline which may include communications, electrical engineering, computer systems and physics. A HND together with appropriate practical experience may also be acceptable

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications:

    Additional requirements: Relevant work experience in any practicing Engineering position requiring the application of technical skills is desirable but not essential

    English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:

    10 week- Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
    For details of eligibility see: Pre sessional programmes

    4 week- Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
    Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

       Further information: Please see our website
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £9,500 £4,750
    Overseas £20,500 n/a

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available for all Taught Masters programmes, up to the value of £5,000, normally awarded on the basis of academic merit. All applicants will be considered.

For further information about making an application please email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk.

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
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Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government offers postgraduate loans to Masters level students, and to PhD students from August 2018 onwards. If you are studying for a Masters degree, you could get a loan of up to £10,000. Doctoral students can apply for a loan of up to £25,000.

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Funded Research Degrees

Are you interested in being paid to research? The Lancaster-based Centre for Global Eco-Innovation runs funded Masters and PhD projects in cooperation with local and national businesses. Each company will have a unique project for you to work on, and your research will be monitored and assessed by Lancaster University.

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