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Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc


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About the course


This MSc course in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a broad programme of advanced studies, whilst also offering a wide range of specialist modules which open a variety of career pathways on graduation.

The distinctive feature of the MSc is its flexible structure – you are able to customise the content of your programme to meet your academic interests and career aspirations.

Core modules are used to ensure there is depth and breadth in key areas of electronic and electrical engineering – notably sensors and instrumentation, control, photonics, sustainable power systems, telecommunications, intelligent systems, medical systems, integrated circuits and embedded systems.

Women in Engineering Scholarships

Both the Government and Brunel University are keen to promote women taking up degrees in Engineering, and we are offering exciting scholarships linked to a bespoke mentoring programme to eligible Home / EU applicants. Please read more about these Women in Engineering Scholarships.


Having an advanced, broad level of engineering knowledge and skills is a prerequisite for improving your career options in a demanding and dynamic sector.

The course allows graduates with an electronic and electrical engineering background to further develop their skills as well as allowing able students from other numerate degree backgrounds to build up strong expertise in this area to complement their original undergraduate studies.

On the MSC programme you will:

  • Gain the in-depth knowledge you need to resolve new, complex and unusual challenges across a range of electrical and electronics issues.
  • Develop imagination, initiative and creativity to allow you to problem solve effectively.
  • Become work ready for a career with leading engineering organisations.


Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)

Course content

Core Modules

Project Management

Covers the latest advanced techniques and strategies for project management, management tools, management and reporting methods and team building.

Advanced Analogue Electronics & Photonics

Covers electronic and photonic systems for sensors in general and key analogue circuits used as front-end drivers or pre-amplifiers.

Applied Sensors, Instrumentation and Control

Focuses on particular aspects of sensors, instrumentation and control through the use of real-world examples and the characteristics of sensors and associated systems. A group project activity based on the application of sensors, instrumentation and control techniques is part of this module.

AEEE Group Project

Power Electronics and FACTS



Optional Modules

Choose three modules with at least one from: Analogue Integrated Circuit Design, Embedded Systems Engineering, DSP for Communications and Intelligent Systems.

DSP for Communications

Covers real-time signal processing, reconfigurable computing and DSP/FPGA system architecture in the context of communication systems.

RF & Optical Communication Systems

Deals with design and operation of radio (Antennas, Amplifiers) and optical frequency systems and their integration into telecommunication systems.

Embedded Systems Engineering

Covers the design methodology and state-of-the-art advanced design tools for embedded systems with practical implementation of microcontroller and FPGA based real-time systems.

Intelligent Systems

Focuses on intelligent systems techniques, DSP applications and implementing intelligent systems for given DSP problems.

Computer Networks

Focuses on computer networks, protocols/models for IP QoS provisioning.

Analogue Inegrated Circuit Design

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.


The current job market for electronic and electrical engineering graduates highlights a growing demand for specialists in:

  • Telecommunications
  • Mechatronics
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Embedded systems
  • Signal processing
  • Intelligent systems
  • Sustainable systems.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

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Entry criteria 2019/20

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a related subject.

  • Other subjects which involve a high degree of mathematical competence, such as other branches of Engineering with relevant work experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

International and EU entry requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.

We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.

Teaching and learning

This course in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering blends lectures, tutorials, laboratories, individual and group projects with presentations and a major research based dissertation project.

External lectures and research seminars will be used to enhance the student experience and highlight the application of the technologies in industry.

Assessment and feedback

You will be assessed on your written assignments, presentations, examinations and a major dissertation project.

The course comprises a blend of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, individual and group projects, presentations and a major research-based dissertation project, with external lectures and research seminars used to enhance your experience and highlight the application of the technologies in industry.

Special features

  • The Electronic and Computer Engineering discipline is one of the largest in the University, with a portfolio of research contracts totalling £7.5 million, and has strong links with industry.
  • We have a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are:
  • Our laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. We have comprehensive computing resources in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The discipline is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects.
  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


Women in Engineering and Computing Programme

Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2019/20 entry

UK/EU students: £9,100 full-time

International students: £18,720 full-time

Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).