Electronics

WELCOME TO BELFAST... GLOBAL HUB FOR ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen's University, Belfast is ranked among the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings by Subject) and is ranked 1st in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2019).

Our world-class Masters (MSc) in Electronics will develop your skills and expertise in cutting edge technologies such as Digital Signal Processing, High Frequency Communication, Technology and Design, Intelligent Systems and Control, MEMS Devices and Technology, Wireless Communication Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks.

Hone your Skills

Develop specialist expertise in a range of advanced electronics subjects including microelectronics, signal processing, hardware and software design and digital systems.

Career Options

Our graduates are in high demand by software companies, the automotive and aeronautical industries, financial services, power companies and computer games developers.

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Our £40m Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology specialises in key areas of advanced digital and communications technology.

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Cutting-Edge Research

We work in the area of space technologies 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.
MSc Electronics

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.

"The MSc Electronics programme offers an advanced study pathway to develop graduate engineers with the relevant knowledge, skills and professional competencies necessary for employment in technical development, operational analysis, managerial and senior technical positions such as Chief Engineer, or as preparation for further research - particularly at doctoral level." Dr Tim Littler, Programme Director

Why choose Queen's

Ranked in the Top 140 Universities in the world for Graduate Prospects

(QS Graduate Employability rankings 2020)

Competitive Fees

Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).

Safe and affordable

Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).

Access to top companies

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.

State-of-the-art 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.

Postgraduates from Queen's

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as the leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Enhanced Course Structure

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.