This programme is designed as a specialised extension to the study of electronics at undergraduate level. The programme provides students with specialist expertise across a wide range of electronics subjects including microelectronics, hardware design, communications, computer design and digital hardware. The programme is normally full-time, starts at the end of September and lasts for 12 months.
A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or equivalent recognised qualification with significant electronics content.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing 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.
*Taken within the last 2 yrs.
Please see http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs for more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals.
1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time
Morning and afternoon.
For information on scholarships, please see the School website.
The MSc programme consists of a practical project of a research nature (60 CATS points) plus six modules (120 CATS points); the Postgraduate Diploma consists of six modules (120 CATS points).
Modules for both programmes are selected from the list below:
Computer Architecture and Organisation
Digital Signal Processing
Digital System Design
Electronics of Solid State Devices
High Frequency Communication Design Techniques
Programming in C and C++
In any given year further specialist topics may be available for selection or listed topics may not be offered.
MSc: coursework and written examination in six modules, dissertation on project.
Postgraduate Diploma: coursework and written examination in six modules.
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.