Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with Professional Experience) (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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About Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with Professional Experience) at University of Portsmouth


Are you looking to get professional experience in an electronic and electrical engineering role while also qualifying with a Master's in the field?

On this Electronic and Electrical Engineering Master's course, you'll combine a professional experience module or 6-month placement with taught modules that develop your skills and understanding in electronic and electrical engineering. You'll cover areas including advanced digital signal processing, microwave and high-speed digital circuit design, electrical machines, and power system technology.

When you complete the course successfully, your Master's degree and professional experience could lead to career opportunities in industries such as telecommunications, power generation and car manufacturing.

What you'll experience

On this Master's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, you'll:

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in electronic and electrical engineering
  • Complete a professional experience module or take part in a 6-month placement to improve your employability skills and apply what you learn in industry
  • Receive a student membership subscription to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), paid for by the University
  • Develop an understanding of advanced digital signal processing, sensors and measurement systems
  • Advance your knowledge of microwave and high-speed digital circuit design
  • Learn about electrical machines and drive, and electrical power system technology
  • Get practical experience in our fully equipped labs such as the Analogue Lab, the Digital and Micro Lab, the DSP Lab (using MATLAB), the Microwave Lab and the Power and Machine Lab
  • Improve your transferable skills in areas such as communication, team working, research, numerical analysis, leadership, project management and enterprise
  • Experience guest lectures to understand the latest industry developments and research
  • Visit companies to get exposure to industrial activities and see how you can apply what you learn in industry
  • Take part in research and work alongside academics who are researching in the field

What you'll study on this MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Professional Experience degree course

The core modules are:

  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Advanced DSP Techniques
  • Microwave and High Speed Digital Design
  • Electrical Power Systems Technology
  • Engineering Management, Economics and Risk Analysis
  • Sensors and Measurement Systems
  • Individual MSc Project
  • Professional Experience

6-month professional experience module

In this module, you'll do a work placement or a professional experience programme. You'll do this for 6 months between September and March after you've completed your year of taught studies.

Work placement

When on placement you can experience functions such as test engineering, design engineering, manufacturing engineering, programming, fault-finding, and research and development, depending on the placement you do.

You can begin looking and applying for placements after completing your first teaching block. You'll get support from the Careers and Employability Centre and the Faculty of Technology Student Placement and Employability Centre in enhancing your employability skills, and in identifying and applying for suitable placements.

Note that work placements can't be guaranteed because it depends on their availability and the specific needs of placement providers. We'll give you the support you need to identify work placements but you'll be responsible for securing a placement successfully.

Professional experience programme

If you're unable to secure a work placement, you'll complete a professional experience programme designed to meet your career aspirations.

You'll further develop your employability and enterprise skills and prepare yourself for the workplace. This could be an entrepreneurship, industrial-related or consultancy project, or other activities appropriate for your career development. 


Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • guest lectures
  • practical workshops
  • seminars
  • project-based learning
  • a possible company visit

Teaching staff include experienced experts, many of who have a PhD and are active in the research of their field. Many also have Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, or are working towards it.

How you're assessed:

You’ll be assessed through:

  • exams
  • coursework - reports, practical work and presentations
  • computer-based tests (CBTs)
  • in-class tests (ICTs)

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You'll have access to past exam papers and CBT trial tests.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

This Electronic and Electrical Engineering Master's degree can significantly improve your career prospects. The course exposes you to the latest developments in the field, as well as current research taking place at the University.

Importantly, you'll get 6 months' experience of working in the industry and get to apply your learning during your placement, or you'll complete a professional experience module. This gives you an advantage over other graduates when applying for jobs in industries that need skilled engineers.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

What can you do with a Master's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering?

After the course, areas you could go into include:

  • the telecommunications industry
  • power generation
  • electrical car manufacturing
  • industrial control
  • manufacturing

What jobs can you do with a Master's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering?

Roles you could take on include:

  • design engineer
  • manufacturing engineer
  • test engineer
  • commissioning engineer

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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