MSc

Electronics

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Key Programme Information

Entry Year

2017

Programme length *

1 year(s)

Places available

30

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

School

Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

* 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time

Overview

This programme is designed as a specialised extension to the study of Electronics at undergraduate level. The programme provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding and develop specialist expertise in a range of advanced electronics subjects including microelectronics, sensors, signal processing, hardware and software design, communications, and digital systems.

 

Why Queen's?

World-class Engineering Facilities

Our facilities have recently undergone a £10m refurbishment and include laboratories for Microengineering, Electronics, Communications, Circuits, Instrumentation, Virtual Reality, Software Engineering, Renewable Energy, Power and Machines. The Queen's Advanced Micro-engineering Centre (QAMEC) is a Centre of Excellence for research and development employing silicon technology and MEMS technology.

World-leading Research (Top 10 UK Ranking) 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen's is ranked among the Top 10 in the UK for research, with 93 per cent of research rated as either 'World-leading' or 'Internationally Excellent' (REF 2014). An example of our research includes our work in the area of space technologies, where we are involved in a number of projects with the European Space Agency, the new UK Space Applications Catapult Centre, the European High Power Radio-Frequency Space Laboratory and companies such as Astrium, Thales and QinetiQ.

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Course Details

The MSc consists of a practical project of a research nature (60 CATS) plus six modules (120 CATS); the PGDip consists of six modules (120 CATS). Modules run from September until June, with the project commencing in November and running until the following September.

Modules include:

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • High Frequency Communication Design
  • Intelligent Systems and Control
  • MEMS Devices and Technology
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Systems
  • Smart Grids
  • Sustainable Energy Systems

In any given year further specialist topics may be available or listed topics may not be offered.

Assessment & Feedback

MSc: coursework and written examination in six modules, dissertation on project.

PG Diploma: coursework and written examination in six modules.

Learning and Teaching

Morning / Afternoon

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or Physics with significant electronics content.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required
*taken within the last 2 years

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfastoffers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English

How To Apply

Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr T Littler
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel: 9097 1583
Email: eeecs@qub.ac.uk
www: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/

How To Apply

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Career Prospects

Our graduates have found that earning a prestigious MSc qualification from the School, one of the UK's top engineering schools, has significantly enhanced their job opportunities and employment prospects. Graduates typically find employment in a wide range of fields including with semiconductor companies, electronic equipment manufacturers, design and service providers, software houses and in other electronic engineering-based industries.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

Postgraduate loans
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

For Tuition Fee information please see Tuition Fees

A number of scholarships, internships and work placement opportunities will be open to students. Please see the School website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/

Scholarship Opportunities

Specific Scholarships GREAT Queen's University Belfast Scholarships (x1) - India - Open to well-qualified students from India, starting their studies in the 2017-2018 academic year on a Postgraduate Taught course in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. - Scholarship value: £4,000 - For further information and how to apply please see the GREAT Scholarships India webpage.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/graduateschool/PostgraduateFunding

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Queen's Postgraduate Admissions Policy

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