About the course

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.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Engineering (Electronics) (Far STEM) Files
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 General Transition Masters in Engineering

Why choose this course?

  • This course will introduce you to recence advances in today’s electronics and embedded systems.
  • It will enable you to develop strong design skills for the seamless integration of software and hardware subsystems through the adoption of software-hardware co-design methodologies.
  • You will gain experience of designing electronics and embedded systems for sustainable and smart applications, using DSP/FPGA/ASIC technology
  • 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;

Course details


MSc General Engineering Transition Masters course will equip you with in-depth knowledge and skills of a broad range of General Electronics Engineering. Graduates may therefore expect employment across a very wide range of engineering companies and institutions.

Careers may be sought in a variety of areas including acoustics, defence, nanotechnology, radio and satellite communication and robotics. Industry sectors that recruit this type of qualification include the automotive electronics sector, defence, hardware design and consulting.

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.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussions with staff and other students.

A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. 

Fees & funding

*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

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

A pass in A-Level Mathematics or equivalent; and

Typically, a minimum of 2:2 honours degree in chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, food science, computer science baed or similar first degrees where statistical analysis was a dominant feature of their analytical studies will give access to the Far STEM route; or

Any other contiguous discipline the subject content of which does not overlap with that of the programme to any substantial extent; or

A qualification from any other recognised International academic institution which is of comparable academic standard to those identified above; or

Exceptionally, a number of applicants with other relevant professional qualifications who have the necessary academic achievements and experience will be considered under APEL (accreditation of prior experiential learning) or APCL (accreditation of prior certified learning).

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

Course length
  • Full Time, 2 Years
  • Part Time, 4 Years
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


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