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MEngElectronic Engineering

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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The modern world depends upon electronics, from mobile phones and digital broadcasting, to GPS navigation and robotics; and it is electronic engineering which has driven these inventions and more. This is a subject where you can exercise your imagination, using skills from both traditional communications and digital systems to resolve existing problems, and to create new products.

On the four-year MEng version of this course, you cover the same wide spectrum of topics as those on the BEng in order to provide you with the foundation to become an electronics designer:

- Mathematical skills and software tools for problem-solving in engineering
- Wireless Communication technology
- The building blocks of complex digital systems
- Analogue systems and circuit techniques
- Computer simulations

In addition to these areas, you also achieve a masters-level qualification and have the opportunity to investigate more advanced topics in electronic engineering, including:

- Mathematics and modern communication systems
- The development of software for embedded systems and robots
- The design simulation and production of complex electronic circuits

Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s electronic engineers are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top engineers, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence.

We were ranked 8th in the UK in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with more than two-thirds of our research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014). And our students enjoy learning from our expert researchers – we achieved 93% student satisfaction (NSS).

You graduate as a creative, experimental, and focussed engineer ready to explore further how electronics can impact the people and world around you.

Programme structure

Year 1

Professional Development
Mathematics for Electronics and Telecommunications
Introduction to Programming
Network Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Digital Systems
Digital Electronic Systems
Foundations of Electronics I
Foundations of Electronics II

Year 2

Electronics and Telecommunications Project and Industrial Practice
Engineering Mathematics
Analogue Circuit Design
Digital Systems Design
Engineering Electromagnetics
Telecommunication Principles (optional)
C Programming and Embedded Systems

Final year

Individual Project
Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming (optional)
Advanced Embedded Systems Design
Network Security and Cryptographic Principles (optional)
Signal Processing
High Level Digital Design (optional)

Year 4

Theory of Signals and Systems
Electronic System Design & Integration
Group Project with Industrial Practice
Programming Embedded Systems
Professional Practice and Research Methodology
Programming in Python (optional)
Intelligent Systems and Robotics (optional)

Career opportunities

The profession offers a range of careers from design and development to marketing, management, production engineering and applications engineering. Graduates also find employment in other disciplines because of the highly numerate nature of the subject.

Our department has a large pool of external contacts, ranging from companies providing robots for the media industry, through vehicle diagnostics, to electronic system design and circuit design and manufacture, who work with us and our students to provide advice, placements and eventually graduate opportunities.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

National Instruments
Circad Design Ltd
The McClaren Formula One Team
B&W Group

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States