Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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Course Duration: 12 Months Full Time (Oct-Sep) 

This MSc is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies across the broad range of subjects relevant to electronic and electrical engineering. You select modules from the extensive range of postgraduate taught courses delivered by the Department. This unique flexible structure allows you to construct a personalised MSc programme that meets your academic interests and career aspirations.  The interdisciplinary nature of the course offers a wide range of career opportunities. Recent graduates have gained well paid positions in the electrical supply industries, telecommunications and IT, consulting and design companies, healthcare and aerospace with organisations such as Mott MacDonald, Siemens, Nokia and JP Morgan.

The course is fully accredited by the professional body, the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET).

MSc programmes are CEng accredited. These programmes fulfil the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme or equivalent.

Course Curriculum

Two semesters of compulsory and optional taught modules are followed by a three-month practical research project in your chosen specialist area. Opportunities exist to conduct this through the Department's competitive MSc industrial internships.

Compulsory module

  • Assignment & Professional Studies

Optional modules (five to be chosen)

  • Power Electronics, Machines & Applications
  • Power System Design, Operation & Protection
  • Digital Signal Processing Principles
  • Information Transmission & Security
  • Communications Networks
  • Control Principles
  • Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection
  • High Voltage Technology & Electromagnetic Compatability
  • Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control
  • Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management
  • Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded System Design
  • Image & Video Processing
  • Control Techniques
  • Software Engineering
Course Delivery

Courses are taught by a blend of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. Advanced technical engineering expertise is developed in parallel with communication, project management and leadership skills, all of which are vital for your future career.  Assessment techniques include written assignments, exams and practical team-based and individual projects.

You have access to our extensive computing network, and purpose built teaching spaces equipped with the latest technologies.  Interaction with Industry is provided through teaching seminars and networking events, and we deliver weekly seminars to support your learning and career development.  Course tutors are available to address individual concerns.

Recent Graduates

"Studying for the MSc degree has been very challenging and yet exciting. The quality of the course offered and the overall rating of the department attest to that. The staff demonstrated a caring friendly attitude that I will always cherish."




Muyangwe Mudenda

"The one thing I appreciated the most about the course was the combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. The staff were very approachable at all times and cared about students."



Lukasz Kaczorowski


"I have found studying this MSc to be really helpful for my career. The course does not only focus on the basic theory but also on some practical skills. Strathclyde provides many scholarship opportunities and the research into power network and renewable energy are the best in Scotland."





Yanyi Sun

How to apply

Applications for September 2014 entry are now open and can be made online by selecting 'Apply' at the bottom of the page of your chosen course.

Applications will not be considered until all supporting documentation (academic transcripts, proof of english proficiency, references, immigration requirements) has been provided. Completed applications are considered by the Postgraduate Academic Selectors and decisions made on a rolling basis.

We are happy to respond to individual enquiries, so please get in touch if you have any questions. Enquiries can be made with Elaine Black, Postgraduate Admissions Secretary.

for Sep 2015 entry to full-time MSc electronic and electrical engineering (Admission Code : EEMSC6)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2016 entry to full-time MSc electronic and electrical engineering (Admission Code : EEMSC6)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Entry Requirements

A first or good second-class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical  or communications engineering, or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

Key Contacts

PG Admissions Assistant
Ms Elaine Black
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2170