University of Essex

University of Essex

Electronic Engineering

This course enables students to acquire the essential knowledge, skills, competency, and critical awareness necessary for a rewarding career in the electronics industry. It prepares them for a career in analogue and digital circuit design. This course is far-reaching and includes theory, practice, simulation and realisation underpinned by our 40 years of expertise in electronics and telecommunications. Students are equipped with skills in: Analogue design; digital design; signal processing; computer aided design; time domain analysis; frequency domain analysis; IC design; PCB manufacture; fault analysis; electronic device principles; embedded processing; DSPs and fast prototyping.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in computer science, electronic engineering or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Project and dissertation; electronic system design and integration; professional practice and research methodology; programming embedded systems; programming in Java; theory of signals and systems. Optional modules include: Advanced embedded systems design; advanced transport networks; creating and growing a new business venture; digital communications; digital signal processing; high level logic design; intelligent systems and robotics; IP networking and applications; mathematical research techniques using Matlab; mobile communications; networking principles.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Telephone number: 
01206 872719