Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

This is a new programme designed for engineers with a strong electronics component in their 1st degree or who wish to expand their repertoire and equip themselves for working in the field of embedded systems. It is suitable for recent graduates and engineers with experience of microelectronics who have good mathematical ability. It provides a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of this exciting field and has been developed in consultation with industry advisors to ensure it is relevant to todays workplace. The practicalities of creating electronic systems and reliable electronic systems are covered so the skills acquired are immediately applicable to industry and in line with todays best practice. Modules are block taught so can also be studied separately by working engineers as continuous professional development either to enhance their knowledge in particular subject fields or to widen their portfolio.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in electronic / electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics or an equivalent qualification or equivalent industrial experience. Applicants with a good lower 2nd Class Honours degree may also be considered. Candidates holding CEI Part II are admitted.

Course modules

Core modules: ASIC engineering; sensors and actuators; technology and verification of VLSI systems; embedded software development; individual project. Optional modules (choose 4 from): communication networks; information theory and coding; solar power 1; wind power 1; systems architecture; advanced FPGAs; DSP for software radio; advanced photovoltaics; mobile network technologies; advanced applications.

Assessment methods

Examinations are held in January and May, with coursework and group work assessments throughout the programme. The high practical content of this course is reflected in the inclusion of laboratory assessments and practical examinations. The individual research project is assessed by written report and viva voce in September.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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