MSc Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)

Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
Students using electrical engineering facilities

Course Highlights

Accredited programme

with IET. (Subject to accreditation in 2023).

Industry

software tools such as VEE, MULTISIM and MATLAB used extensively. 

Optional

modules to enhance curriculum pathway.

Why choose this course?

The MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme covers design, modelling, and test algorithms for complex electrical and electronic assemblies. Software development is an integral part of a modern electronic engineers’ role and to support this, software tools such as VEE, MULTISIM and MATLAB are used extensively in the course.

The usage of electronic, automation and motor drive systems has grown immensely over the past few years in both industrial and domestic applications. This domination is based on recent advances in power electronics, electric motors, and control engineering. It has been observed that almost half of the global electrical energy is consumed today by electric derives and automation systems. Electrical and Electronic engineers are also involved with advanced industrial control including design, software programming and control of embedded systems using microcontrollers and microcomputers.

The telecoms for mobile phone applications requires electronic engineers to provide the development, implementation and maintenances of advanced communication systems and devices. There are also many roles for them in the energy industries, for example, designing and running complex control systems such as those needed to run the National Grid or to control a nuclear power station.

Key course features

  • Open door policy to meet with tutors
  • Additional support provided through workshops
  • Select from optional modules to enhance your curriculum pathway The programme is accredited with the IET. (Subject to accreditation in 2023)

What you will study

MODULES

 Full Time

Semester 1

  • Engineering Research Methods & PG Studies (Core)
  • Engineering Design & Innovation (Core)
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation (Core)

Semester 2

  • Renewable Technology & Storage Integration Engineering (Optional)
  • Intelligent System Design & Control Engineering (Optional)
  • Converters, Drives and Energy Systems (Core)
  • Circuit Design & Testing (Core)

Semester 2/3

  • Dissertation (Core)

Part Time

Year 1 – (Every Friday

Semester 1

  • Engineering Design & Innovation (Core)
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation (Core)

Semester 2

  • Renewable Technology & Storage Integration Engineering (Optional)
  • Intelligent System Design & Control Engineering (Optional)
  • Converters, Drives and Energy Systems (Core)

Year 2 – (Every Thursday)

Semester 1

  • Engineering Research Methods & PG Studies (Core)

Semester 2

  • Circuit Design & Testing (Core)

Semester 2/3

  • Dissertation (Core)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

Normal entry requirements for full time and part time intake will be one of:

  1. A Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree, or other Bachelor Honours Degree, normally with an honour’s degree with at least a 2:2 classification or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline.
  2. Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirement but have substantial professional experience in a relevant specialist area may be accepted, subject to interview and references.
  3. Equivalent qualifications of another overseas country which are deemed satisfactory by the program team.

Normally, the applicants applied through entry points (b) and (c) will be required to attend for an interview. This is not always possible, e.g., overseas students, in which case the application form and ‘home’ tutor’s recommendations will be used to decide suitability; phone, internet and video conferencing may also be used. Places on the programmes will be offered based on applicants’ background qualifications and, where appropriate, experiences.

Non-standard entry criteria

According to the Regulations for Glyndwr University: ‘Taught master’s Degrees’, it is possible for a non-graduate to be admitted to candidature provided that:

  1. They have a non-graduate qualification which Glyndwr University has deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of post graduate admission, and
  2. they held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position which is relevant to the programme to be pursued within the previous five years.’

Irrespective of a candidate’s entry qualifications, the student must provide evidence to the satisfaction of the interview panel of his/her ability to complete academic work of the required standard to successfully complete the scheme of study proposed.

Teaching & Assessment

The programme is informed and guided by the Active Learning Framework (ALF), which incorporates a blended learning approach. This approach is a key part of the delivery and involves teaching, learning support, and the delivery of online sessions. The embedding of ALF provides students with a more flexible approach to their learning and is fundamental in giving all students equal opportunity to succeed.

The learning and teaching methods adopted reflect the QAA Master’s degree characteristics descriptors in the following ways:

  1. a) Lectures are used to impart key information and show case new ways of working which will enable students to develop a sound understanding of the principles of their field of study as well as identifying new ways of working.
  2. b) Case studies, role plays, and group working will be used to facilitate application of the principles more widely. They will also be used to prompt discussion and practise problem solving skills. This will also allow students to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems.
  3. c) The use of portfolios facilitates reflection on the qualities necessary for employment, requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision making. Additionally, they will allow students to identify the limits of their knowledge and skills and identify strategies for development.
  4. d) Assessments are used to facilitate learning as well as providing an indication of student achievement.

The programme provides opportunities for formative, diagnostic and summative feedback. The assessment methods used reflect the needs of the student group and allows for the knowledge and learning outcomes of the programme to be tested as well as allowing for the development and assessment of practical and transferable skills.

Where assessed group work is undertaken, you will be expected, through the production of meeting notes and action plans, to demonstrate that you have contributed equally to the task. This element of personal contribution will determine your overall module assessment. i.e., not all students within a group should expect the same mark.

Teaching and Learning

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. This is promoted through guided study or feedback given to students.

Career prospects

The MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme facilitates the needs for a range of diverse industries at local, national, and international levels, to provide them with potential future employees of the highest calibre. The programme has been devised to give you opportunities to demonstrate your relevant technical expertise, innovation, commitment, and sound judgment. Thereby producing students who are Engineering professionals and a sought-after asset to future employers. Previous students are either in full time employment or pursuing a PhD.  

Our Careers and employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MSc Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) are £5940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.

 

International

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section

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