MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

If you’re an engineering graduate, our MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering aims to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge in this specialist field. You’ll explore essential areas such as embedded systems, smart engineering, power electronics, electrical machine and drive systems, and our dedicated team will focus on preparing you for a career in this innovative industry.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Key information

Award:

MSc

Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

1 year

Location:

The University of Bolton

Start date:

20/09/2021

Course Details

Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of developing new technologies. A wide range of industries rely on innovations in the field – robotics, transportation, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, communication and entertainment to name a few. The intertwining of computing and manufacturing into Industry 4.0 is ensuring a strong and growing global demand for highly skilled electrical and electronic engineers. Overall, the career opportunities for well-qualified graduates are excellent.

The University of Bolton’s MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering aims to build on your undergraduate degree to equip you for a specialist role in research or product design and development. We offer specific pathways in embedded system design and renewable energy technology. Our expert tutors will support as you learn to critically apply your knowledge of engineering, science and emerging technologies to investigate and solve industrial and research-related problems. We’ll focus on helping you learn to use advanced software tools for modelling, simulation and design. Your studies will also further develop your analytical problem-solving, critical communication, presentation and transferable skills. We’ll work to prepare you to play a key role in the implementation of Industry 4.0 technology in the electronics and power engineering industries, from the perspective of design and industrial applications.

Additionally, the course is designed to address all the competencies set out by the Engineering Council and UK-SPEC, and to support you to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status when combined with a relevant undergraduate programme.

Highlights
  • Your studies will be based on the use of industry-standard software tools for design, simulation and analysis, together with test and validation in our extensively equipped laboratories.
  • Project and dissertation work will focus on industrially relevant design and research activity with elements of design and build as well as the use of advanced software tools.
  • This master’s course is designed to meet professional institution standards in the UK and support your achievement of Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
  • Our dedicated staff team, who possess a wide range of professional experience, industry knowledge, technical expertise and academic credentials, offers face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support.
Key Features
  • Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work in advance and make the most of the highly interactive in-class tuition.
  • Our approach to teaching and learning is ‘student-centred’ so we’ll work with you on an individual basis, providing tailored help and support throughout your studies.
  • By studying alongside students and professionals from other engineering specialisms or alternative industrial sectors, you can benefit from a wider range of knowledge and experience that supports cross-disciplinary thinking.
  • This course is based at the University of Bolton’s campus in the North West of England.
  • We also offer master’s degrees and postgraduate apprenticeships in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and this programme is part of a well-established suite of master’s programmes offered by the University of Bolton.
Professional recognition

The University of Bolton’s MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes and is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.

We will be seeking accreditation of the MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering for meeting further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).


  • Normally, you should have at least a lower second class honours degree (2.2) in an engineering-related subject; for instance, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electronics and Computing, BEng (Hons) Systems Engineering or BSc (Hons) Physics.
  • Your application will also be considered if you have alternative equivalent qualifications with extensive relevant work experience and can demonstrate specific competence in electrical and electronic engineering. We may invite you for an interview or request a portfolio of work.
  • We welcome your application if you hold a degree awarded by an overseas institution. The University will assess the equivalence of your qualifications.
  • We'll consider applications where appropriate work experience can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the published academic qualifications in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) procedures.
  • If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
  • We're more than happy to have an informal chat with you about this course, either over the phone or in person. If you wish to meet in person, please contact the Programme Leader to arrange a mutually convenient time. (While we reserve the right to interview it's not our usual practice for this course.)

Want some reassurance or advice? Speak to one of our advisors. Email us at admissions@bolton.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1204 903 394.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.


The University of Bolton’s MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers the advanced skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in design, development and research. Electrical and electronics engineers are sought after by employers in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, transport, communications, healthcare, power and defence. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be well prepared to enter these industries in design or development roles that have a focus on the use and implementation of Industry 4.0 standard technologies.

In addition to developing your technical knowledge and experience, completing this programme will also give you greater confidence in your transferable and personal skills. These include problem-solving, critical thinking, team working, and communication.

What can I do with this qualification?

As a graduate of this MSc, you’ll be qualified to take on advanced electrical and electronic engineering roles in design, development and operations, or research and testing. In particular, you’ll be ready to help companies focus on implementing the latest technologies in automation and control, streamlining their processes and increasing their efficiency.

You will likely seek to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, and this master’s degree is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to this professional registration.

Research is an exciting career path that will allow you to explore working in research and development roles or academia. This MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone for those who wish to continue to an MPhil or PhD.

Alternative career options

Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers, bearing in mind that relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these roles include:

  • Research and development
  • Teaching and education
  • Project management
  • Test engineering
  • Consultancy
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials science
  • Civil engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Quality management
  • Product management

Course fees
Home Fees Year of study Total
Entry year2021/222022/23
2021£6,840-£6,840
International Year of study Total
Entry year2021/222022/23
2021£12,450-£12,450

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

Bursaries

Click here for more information on our 2020 Master's Bursaries.


For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:

  1. Apply direct to the University. Links for the next available intakes of this course are shown below. Please click the link which will direct you to the online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this.
  2. Apply via one of our approved in-country referral partners. A list of our partners may be found on the International pages of this website.
  3. Apply via UCAS for courses starting in September only – visit www.ucas.com.

Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email international@bolton.ac.uk

  • Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering-20 September 2021 (Intake not currently accepting international applications)


Our overall teaching and learning strategy is student-centred. We use a blended approach involving face-to-face sessions and online learning. Active learning is promoted using lectures, seminars, workshops, practicals and tutorials, along with guided and self-directed study. These are supported by online discussions and activities posted on our virtual learning environment (VLE).

You’ll be expected to spend a considerable amount of time on independent learning, including literature searches, reading, completing work for seminars, preparing for workshops, presentations or group discussions. Some modules will have online resources and activities to complete.

Assessment serves several functions, with the obvious and primary purpose being to evaluate your achievement of the stated learning outcomes. Assessment also helps you to identify what you have done well and where you can improve so that you can organise and develop your learning. The major forms of assessment we use are written exams, reports, presentations and portfolios.

Modules

The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.

  • Individual Major Project
  • Research Skills and Project Management
  • Advanced Engineering Modelling and Analysis
  • Smart Engineering Systems
  • Product Innovation and New Technologies
  • Advanced Power System, Control and Electrical Machines
  • Pervasive Embedded System Design
  • Advanced Renewable Energy Technologies
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 69%, Written exams 31%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 78%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22%

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Felicia Li Chin Ong
Programme Leader

F.Ong@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903397

Akram Bati
Admissions Tutor

A.Bati@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903525

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903903

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