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Start Dates: Feb,Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day | Block delivery
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

This course, for graduates with a background in electronics, was designed with industry experts and is ideal for those aiming to enter a range of specialist careers in digital electronics or communications.

Gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in digital communications, signal processing, electronic circuits and microprocessors, as well as an understanding of engineering best practice and how to apply it in real-life scenarios.

The course will provide you with academic and technical skills to analyse, synthesise, interpret and make sense of modern electronic systems. It will enable you to meet the demands of tomorrow’s engineering society.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.


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  • Study in an electronic laboratory environment, gaining valuable hands-on experience as well as opportunities for industry connections including National Instruments, Rhode & Schwarz and Axis Electronics
  • Explore topics including applied microwave and optical communications, systems engineering, embedded sensors, controllers and energy, advanced digital signal processing, microprocessor architecture and embedded hardware, advanced digital communications, wireless sensor networks, optical communications and other exciting emerging technologies such as energy harvesting
  • Develop practical skills in laboratory sessions in which you will build and work with your own electronic devices
  • Gain skills and insight into a fast-changing area on a course accredited by the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), making you well-prepared to enter a demanding and exciting industry
  • Benefit from developing expertise and understanding of professional standards to allow you to access careers like electronic systems design, as a development engineer, in software design, as an embedded systems engineer, a communications engineer, product support engineer, technical consultant or further study on an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.

  • BCS and IET accredited courses
  • Specialist computing environments in our £40M STEM building

Units

  • Digital, Microwave And Optical Communications (CIS117-6) Compulsory
  • Msc Project - Electronic Engineering (CIS121-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methodologies And Project Management (CIS120-6) Compulsory
  • Signals And Electronic Systems (CIS115-6) Compulsory
  • Wireless Embedded Systems (CIS116-6) Compulsory

The subject of electronic engineering involves the development of enhanced knowledge and understanding of technical concepts combined with the ability to apply these concepts with practical real world environments. With this is mind an assessment strategy that makes use of the most appropriate assessment technique (be that a written report, research essay, practical laboratory exercise, practical log book, presentation etc.) has been chosen. The assessment methods for each unit on the course have been chosen as the best way for you to demonstrate that you have acquired the requisite technical knowledge and that you can apply this knowledge within a variety of real world context. In line with University guidelines each unit is assessed using two assessment points. In most cases this will involve the completion of a practical-based piece of work (typically a coursework assignment with a practical element) and a more formal assessment (typically a formal examination). Further information regarding the assessments used within a unit can be found within the relevant Unit Information Form for the unit. Your will be required to have successfully pass all taught units before undertaking the project.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

Evidence of having studied at least two of the following (or closely aligned topics): Engineering mathematics, Analogue and digital electronics, Circuits design and analysis, Signal processing, Digital communications, Control engineering during your undergraduate studies, or having evidence of equivalent experience.

  • Example 1: You may have studied physics at UG level, which included engineering mathematics / numerical techniques / applied mathematics UANDU circuit design / analysis / electronics.
  • Example 2: You may have completed a relevant HND together with several years working within the electronics industry with a technical role.
  • Example 3: You have studied computer engineering at UG level, which included control engineering UANDU signal processing.

Once you have graduated in Electronic Engineering, you will be qualified to work in a wide range of industries. Some of the activities that the graduates from this course are involved with include:

  • Development of microcontroller-based embedded systems
  • Computer systems engineering
  • Robotics
  • Automotive electronics
  • Design of mobile and wireless communications systems

 

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student