Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc

Postgraduate ( full-time)


January 2018, September 2018

January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months.


With an ever-growing demand for skilled electronic engineers, our IET accredited course will equip you with the skills and expertise you’ll need to meet the challenges of a constantly changing industrial world.

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Full description
The course contains a great mix of technical teaching and creativity


The possibilities that are open to you range from design or systems engineering, to medical electronics, environmental monitoring, sound technology biophysics or microelectronics. Across industry, whether it’s in process control, construction and building or services, teaching and beyond, there’ll be opportunities to find your own specialist niche.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Sustainable Technologies
    Gain a foundation across several technology disciplines, including energy systems, sustainable development, behavioural changes or policies. You’ll address topics unique to energy technologies, such as Smart Grid, interfacing and design issues. We’ll also introduce you to basic sustainable technologies, ranging from traditional topologies to modern renewable energy based systems, including energy storage systems such as fuel cells. You’ll also look at hybrid electrical vehicle principles and build a smooth transition from background material to more complex systems and applications, in the modern context of sustainability.
  • DSP Applications and ARM® Technology
    DSP is an integral part of electronics system design and ARM is a major player in the design and manufacture of microelectronic components. Our module uses ARM Software and development tools and covers topics such as: algorithms, fixed gained and adaptive filters, spectral analysis, application, ARM Processors, Cortex Processors, ARM development tools.
  • Digital Systems Design with VHDL and FPGAs
    Review Digital Systems as well as their design philosophy in light of using modern Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD) tools for design, simulation and implementation of complex electronic circuits. We'll introduce you to the modern top-down approach to VLSI circuit analysis, design and implementation techniques, aiming to shorten the design cycle and to manage an increased complexity. Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs), Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) will also be reviewed. We'll present VHDL (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language), a hardware description language largely used for holistic modelling of electronic systems and Integrated Circuit (IC) design, and discuss it's syntax in detail, followed by practical design examples based on FPGA implementation. Every practising electronics engineer needs to have a strong working knowledge of VHDL design. Together with FPGAs, these two components of an electronics engineer's training are essential in order to design microelectronic systems largely based on this technology. We'll assess your learning through two components: i) submission of a formal report and a working demonstration of a circuit design, which includes a short on-screen viva; ii) in-class test.
  • Power Conversion Systems
    The module introduces basic power technologies, ranging from traditional topologies to modern renewable energy based systems, including modern storage systems such as fuel cells. Hybrid electrical vehicle principles are also briefly introduced. The modules build a smooth transition from background material to more complex topologies and applications, in the context of global sustainability.
  • Remote Sensing and the Internet of Things
    The internet allows devices, systems and services to interconnect and provide cost effective and novel applications and services in almost all fields. Connected objects are identified uniquely by their IP addresses and may be sensors (e.g. medical sensors, gas and electricity meters, temperature/pressure/light sensors) or actuators (household appliances, motors, bulbs, locks, alarms) which communicate with each other via the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT uses sensing technologies to collect data from objects, employs technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud computing to store and analyse the data collected from the sensors, and eventually uses remote control technology to control the objects. This results in the creation of smart networks that make services more efficient and adaptive and all leading to an improved working and living environment. You’ll learn about the design and development of IoT systems, including the layered architecture of IoT, technologies on each layer, and applications of IoT in every corner of life. You’ll develop your hands-on skills by demonstrating, experimenting, and implementing testbeds in the lab. Our lectures will introduce the architecture and various technologies for IoT and your lab work will allow you to design and implement technologies.
  • Research Methods
    Gain support and foundations in the research skills needed for your Masters level dissertation. You’ll investigate research activities including project management, research project design and analyses, ethical considerations and dissertation preparation.
  • Major Project
    This module supports students in the preparation and submission of a Master's stage project, dissertation or artefact. The Module provides the opportunity for students to select and explore in-depth, a topic that is of interest and relevant to their course in which they can develop a significant level of expertise. It enables students to; - Demonstrate their ability to generate significant and meaningful questions in relation to their specialism - Undertake independent research using appropriate, recognised methods based on current theoretical research knowledge; critically understand method and its relationship to knowledge - Develop a critical understanding of current knowledge in relation to the chosen subject and to critically analyse and evaluate information and data, which may be complex or contradictory, and draw meaningful and justifiable conclusions. - Develop the capability to expand or redefine existing knowledge; to develop new approaches to changing situations and/or develop new approaches to changing situations and contribute to the development of best practice. - Demonstrate an awareness of and to develop solutions to ethical dilemmas likely to arise in their research or professional practice - Communicate these processes in a clear and elegant fashion - Evaluate their work from the perspective of an autonomous reflective learner.


You’ll be assessed through exams and written assignments based on case studies and scenarios.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)


International students, 2017/18 (per year)


UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)


International students, 2018/19 (per year)


How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support
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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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