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Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc


This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

This Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc aims to further develop students' knowledge of and expertise in specialist engineering subjects associated with the main application areas of electrical and electronic engineering. Particular prominence is given to electrical power systems and machines, robotics and sensors, digital systems incorporating VHDL and signal processing.

An emphasis on applied technical work will strengthen the engineering development skills of students from an academic background.


  • the programme is delivered by a specialist team of academics;
  • electrical and electronic research carried out in the Faculty is recognised as 5% World-leading, 45% Internationally Excellent, 25% International, 25% National (RAE 2008);
  • access to state-of-the-art studio, laboratory and computing facilities within the new Engineering and Computing building;
  • personal tutor support throughout the postgraduate study;
  • excellent links with a number of industrial organisations enable access to the latest technology and real-world applications.



The work carried out on this course will provide the demonstrable expertise necessary to help secure professional level employment in related industries. The topic areas also provide opportunities for interaction with the Faculty’s Research Centres who will source some of the individual projects for the programme.

The MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering curriculum consists of a fixed menu of study and a substantial MSc project. Successful completion of all elements leads to the award of MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Completion of the taught modules without a project leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

The mandatory modules are as follows:

  • Digital System Design with VHDL
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Power Systems
  • Digital Signal and Image Processing
  • Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Applications
  • Measurement and Sensor Technology
  • Microprocessor Applications
  • Renewable Energy and Smart Grid
  • Individual Project

The substantial individual project gives students the opportunity to work on a detailed area of related technology alongside an experienced academic supervisor. Some projects are offered in conjunction with the work of the Faculty’s Research Centres or industry.

Typical project titles include:

  • Embedded network interface development for measurement instruments;
  • Wireless sensors for industrial thermocouple temperature monitoring;
  • Power system network simulation;
  • Wind turbine generator simulation.


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Entry Requirements

The normal entry route to the course will be through an honours degree in electrical and/or electronic engineering or a related subject area. Applicants offering equivalent professional qualifications and experience will be considered on merit.

This course requires IELTS 6.5. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The specialist topics studied on the programme will prepare you for work in specialist companies involved with electrical and electronic engineering. There are also many roles in related industries that rely on the technology.

Possible destinations include:

  • electrical power supply generation and distribution including renewables;
  • transport and industrial equipment manufacturers employing electrical drives; electrical vehicles are anticipated to create an increased demand in this area;
  • industrial measurement and monitoring systems;
  • robotics and associated activities;
  • microelectronic applications.

Opportunities also exist to complete a PhD research degree upon completion of the master’s course.

More information can be found on our Research page.

Electrical and electronic technology is now indispensible for modern life. We rely on electricity for the reliable supply of essential energy to our homes and businesses. Electronics is at the heart of products enabling our transport and communication systems.


Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.


Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time

January 2017 start - £12,068 | May 2017 start - £12,068 | September 2017 start - £14,311

Contact Details:

International Office

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152