MSc(Eng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This is where brilliant ideas are turned into advanced technology. Our expert staff are at the top of their game.

I have always loved every aspect of electronics. The course has been extremely varied so I have been able to learn a whole variety of new subject areas. I have met so many different types of people and gained so many useful contacts.

Francis Ryder, postgraduate student in Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is a broad and rapidly-expanding set of disciplines.

Building on core teaching in electrical machines, electronic materials, and the way that electronic circuits interact, this course will allow you to choose from a wide range of optional modules from all our active research areas to tailor your learning in a way that meets with your requirements.

Postgraduate with electronics equipmentCore modules

Major Research Project.

Examples of optional modules

  • AC Machines
  • Advanced Control of Electric Devices
  • Energy Storage Management
  • Motion Control and Servo Drives
  • Permanent Magnet Machines and Actuators
  • Power Electronic Converters
  • Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Advanced Computer Systems
  • Advanced Integrated Electronics
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Principles of Semiconductor Device Technology
  • Packaging and Reliability of Microsystems
  • Nanoscale Electronic Devices
  • Energy Efficient Semiconductor Devices
  • Optical Communication Devices and Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Electronic Communication Technologies
  • Data Coding Techniques for Communications and Storage
  • Principles of Communications
  • Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems
  • Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols
  • System Design
  • Broadband Wireless Techniques
  • Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols

Teaching and assessment

We deliver research-led teaching with individual support for your research project and dissertation. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. Your background may be in EEE or any discipline involving significant mathematical competence, including physics, maths and other branches of engineering.

We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industry experience.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Nathan Porter
E: eee-mscrec@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5442

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.