MSc Engineering (Electronics and Communications) (Near STEM)

Why choose Herts?

  • Employment Prospects: Our graduates work as Electronics Engineers and Systems Engineers for organisations including MBDA, Centrica, ABB, and Leonardo.
  • Industry-Focused Content: You will explore innovative technologies including 5G and IoT and develop industry-required skills to use Microprocessor, DSP and FPGA technology.
  • Industry Connections: Benefit from our strong electrical engineering employer links with organisations including Imagination Technologies, Samsung, and BAE who support our students with careers fairs and guest lecturers.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

About the course

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.

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

Why choose this course?

  • The course enable will enable you to understand the fundamentals of information theory and apply appropriate performance and quality measures to data communication systems.
  • Develop your ability to define and apply appropriate analytic, algorithmic and a mix of simulation and hardware tools for reliable data transfer.
  • 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.

What will I study?

Our enthusiastic staff are 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 which is reflected in your 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.

  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Digital Design & Embedded Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Microelectronics and VLSI 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Optical Communication Technologies 15 Credits Compulsory
    Broadband Networks and Data Communications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Mobile Communication Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Information Theory and Data Processing 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Signal Processing and Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Biometric Systems & Speech Processing 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Engineering (Electronics and Communications) (Near STEM) Download
    Programme specifications
    General Transition Masters in Engineering Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

    Student experience

    At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

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