Coventry University - Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc

Coventry University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc

Electrical and electronic engineers are crucial to the development of power systems and devices, electrical machines, alternative energy and smart grids, digital communication systems, computer networking, Internet of Things (IoT) and household electronic devices worldwide, to name a few. Engineers capable of designing and implementing electrical and electronic systems and devices for such applications are in high demand all over the world.

  • This accredited1 course provides you with the opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in a range of electronics fields, including digital systems, image and signal processing, robotics and sensors, together with electrical systems such as renewable energy, smart grids, advanced control engineering and instrumentation, electrical machines and power generation.
  • Designed to follow the Engineering Council UK-SPEC standard, the course encompasses theoretical and practical subjects within the broad area of electrical and electronic engineering as used by industries as diverse as aerospace and automotive, chemical and construction.
  • You’ll have access to modern facilities4, as well as an annual programme of lectures (subject to availability) which aim to inspire you in the areas of contemporary engineering and computing topics which are presented by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and British Computer Society (BCS) at no extra cost.

Entry Requirements

An honour’s degree in electrical and/or electronic engineering or a related subject area. Applicants offering equivalent professional qualifications and experience will be considered on merit.

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

Career Prospects

On successful completion, you will have knowledge of:

  • Advanced principles of electrical and electronic engineering and their relationships to leading-edge, real-world applications.
  • Advanced analysis and design tools and processes.
  • The implementation and critical evaluation of design solutions relevant to the subject areas through simulation and practical applications.

You will be able to:

  • Critically appraise the main approaches to research design, sampling and analysis appropriate to Engineering and construct research questions or hypotheses.
  • Conceptualise complex technical aspects of electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Conduct detailed and systematic technical analyses of aspects of electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Devise technical solutions to problems in the design and implementation of electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Critically evaluate literature and solutions relating to problems arising in the design and implementation aspects of electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Select, apply and critically appraise tools and techniques of advanced analysis and design.
  • Implement appropriate software and hardware solutions and simulations and critically evaluate the outcomes.
  • Plan, perform, critically evaluate and present the results of an independent project in a chosen specialist subject area.

The course has several features designed to make you more attractive to employers.

Course Details

This course will be taught using traditional teaching methods, such as lectures, with associated seminars, tutorials, and practical laboratory classes. However, we also incorporate a range of innovative teaching methods, including flipped classroom, activity-led learning, and peer-based learning which the students will undertake both individually and in groups.

  • We aim to regularly update course content to reflect emerging trends and knowledge fields to enrich your technical and transferrable skills. For example, power electronics explores the modern-day systems used for electrical power generation, such as smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency resources. Robotics is another key area, so we will examine the sub-systems that a robot needs, such as sensors to perceive its environment, cognition to make informed decisions, image processing to ‘see’ and detect objects in the real world and the mechanics to enable movement through 3D space.
  • You’ll study in our modern £50m Engineering and Computing building, with access to extensive facilities4 and the latest technologies in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, such as new machines and microprocessors laboratory. We currently have extensive industry links with a broad range of commercial collaborators including IBM, Invensys and Jaguar Land Rover to name just a few, enabling you to collaborate on industry-themed research projects.
  • You’ll be taught by current experts in their field, many of whom are active researchers in areas that include but are not limited to control theory and applications, wireless sensors, pervasive computing, embedded micro-electronics and electrical energy. This should not only help to inform your teaching, keeping you abreast of new developments and issues, but may also provide opportunities to partner staff on research projects. (Please note staff may be subject to change).

Year one

• FPGA-Based Digital System Design
• Digital Signal and Image Processing
• Robotics – Kinematics, Dynamics, and Applications
• Electrical Machines and Drives
• Power Systems
• Alternative Energy and Smart Grid
• Digital Communications
• Advanced Control Engineering and Instrumentation
• Individual project
• Entrepreneurial Practice

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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