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The far STEM route is for chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, food science or similar first degrees where statistical analysis was a dominant feature of their analytical studies. You will spend four semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters, studying appropriate Level 5 modules in the first semester then joining the Near STEM cohort, again with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at L6 or L7.7.

Electrical and Electronics degrees available through the Transition Masters:

Why choose this course?

  • The School has over 25 years' experience of teaching electronic engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field;
  • We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students, including the latest software packages;
  • Study leading-edge applications such as biometric authentication and speech-based interaction.

Course details


Level 4

Core Modules

  • Computer Programming for Electronics Engineers - 15 Credits
  • Electrical and Electronic Theory - 15 Credits
  • Electronic Engineering Practice - 15 Credits
  • Engineering Application of Mathematics - 15 Credits


Level 5

Core Modules

  • Digital Design & Embedded Systems - 15 Credits


Level 6

Core Modules

  • Microelectronics and VLSI - 15 Credits


Level 7

Core Modules

  • Manufacturing Strategy - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Reconfigurable Systems and Applications - 15 Credits
  • Artificial Intelligence - 15 Credits
  • Digital Mobile Communication Systems - 15 Credits
  • Quality Reliability & Maintenance - 15 Credits
  • Operations Research - 15 Credits
  • Individual Masters Project - 30 Credits
  • Sustainable Business of Engineerin - 15 Credits
  • Digital Signal Processing and Applications - 15 Credits


Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8000 for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12500 for the 2018/2019 academic year

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above).

International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply


Start DateEnd DateLink
23/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Full Time)
26/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)


Start DateEnd DateLink
23/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Full Time)
26/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)