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The near STEM route is for admission of mathematics, physics, astrophysics or other relevant first degree candidates and whose programme would have made extensive use of applied mathematics to design and explain engineering and/or scientific concepts. After accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) at Level 5, you will spend three semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at Level 6 and/or 7.

The Electronics and Communications MScs are also accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

To obtain a Master's degree, you will need to complete an in-depth independent research project.

Courses

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

Teaching methods

Our enthusiastic staff is always looking for new ways to enhance your learning experience and over recent years, we have won national awards for our innovative teaching ideas. In addition our staff are active in research and useful elements of it are reflected on the learning experience. Learning tools such as StudyNet, unique to the University of Hertfordshire, are extremely useful for the learning environment of the student.

Structure

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Digital Design & Embedded Systems - 15 Credits

Optional

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Microelectronics and VLSI - 15 Credits

Optional

Level 7

Core Modules

  • Advanced Reconfigurable Systems and Applications - 15 Credits
  • Optical Communication Technologies - 15 Credits
  • Broadband Networks and Data Communications - 15 Credits
  • Digital Mobile Communication Systems - 15 Credits
  • Individual Masters Project - 30 Credits
  • Information Theory and Data Processing - 15 Credits
  • Sustainable Business of Engineerin - 15 Credits
  • Digital Signal Processing and Applications - 15 Credits
  • Biometric Systems & Speech Processing - 15 Credits

Optional

Fees & funding

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

2019

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

2020

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