MSc Engineering (Electronics and Communications) (Near STEM)

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.

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