Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

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Award

MSc

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Duration:
13 Months
Duration:
25 Months
Start date:
12 September 2022

Experienced staff

With research and industry experience

Real life applications

You’ll be work-ready on completion or the course

REF 2021

87% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading” (Engineering)

Be behind the latest developments in a fast-paced world of communications. You’ll study analogue and digital electronics and control systems such as mobile phones and antennas. Get practical experience of the ‘Internet of Things’ for network enabled products.

This course offers a full spectrum of learning and current research with our experienced staff. Face-to-face teaching and use of our specialised laboratories will ensure you have the latest knowledge in this dynamic field.

You’ll get a practical understanding of embedded systems, meeting a growing trend for network enabled devices in the home, as well as optical fibre systems for broadband and computer networks.

With this Masters course you’ll undertake a major project where you can specialise in an area of interest or to support your work goals. Employability is strong for graduates in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering.

Research Excellence Frame work 2021 (REF 2021)

We’re extremely proud of the results for our Engineering research submissions:

75% of research impact is recognised as “very considerable” or “outstanding”

87% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading”

This course offers a full spectrum of learning and current research with our experienced staff. Face-to-face teaching and use of our specialised laboratories will ensure you have the latest knowledge in this dynamic field.

You’ll get a practical understanding of embedded systems, meeting a growing trend for network enabled devices in the home, as well as optical fibre systems for broadband and computer networks.

With this Masters course you’ll undertake a major project where you can specialise in an area of interest or to support your work goals. Employability is strong for graduates in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering.

Research Excellence Frame work 2021 (REF 2021)

We’re extremely proud of the results for our Engineering research submissions:

75% of research impact is recognised as “very considerable” or “outstanding”

87% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading”

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

Part-time study

This course is offered on a part-time basis over three years. You’ll take two modules each semester in Year 1 and 2 and complete the project in Year 3.

Part-time study

This course is offered on a part-time basis over three years. You’ll take two modules each semester in Year 1 and 2 and complete the project in Year 3.

Course content

You’ll undertake eight modules and an MSc project. All modules are designed for practical application, so you’ll be work-ready on completion of the course.

Modules cover a range of analogue and digital electronics covering low carbon and renewable energy, plastic electronics and digital signal processing. You’ll also work on internet of things devices, optical and wireless communications.

You’ll undertake eight modules and an MSc project. All modules are designed for practical application, so you’ll be work-ready on completion of the course.

Modules cover a range of analogue and digital electronics covering low carbon and renewable energy, plastic electronics and digital signal processing. You’ll also work on internet of things devices, optical and wireless communications.

Introducing: The Smart Zone

Introducing: The Smart Zone

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Our £1.3m Smart Zone gives students access to the latest 3D printing, VR technology and more.

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Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Advanced Digital Signal Processing 15 credits
Internet Of Things Devices 15 credits
Low Carbon And Renewable Energy Systems 15 credits
Msc Project 60 credits
Optical Communication Devices And Systems 15 credits
Plastic Electronics 15 credits
Research Methods And Project Management 15 credits
The Professional Engineer (Masters) 15 credits
Wireless Communications And Networking 15 credits

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline.  If you do not meet this requirement but have significant relevant experience and evidence that you can meet the demands of the course, your application will be considered.

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Normal entry requirements are at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline.  If you do not meet this requirement but have significant relevant experience and evidence that you can meet the demands of the course, your application will be considered.

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Dr Anas Amjad

Dr Anas Amjad

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Run out of milk and the shops are shut? Internet of Things will come to the rescue. Dr Anas Amjad explains all.

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For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.

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Facilities

Careers

After completing the Electronic and Telecommunication MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Research and development
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Project management
  • Teaching

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

Re-engineering Engineering

Re-engineering Engineering

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures and tutorials, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Work in specialist laboratories
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures and tutorials, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Work in specialist laboratories
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Inclusion Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do. We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do. We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

Independent learning

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:

  • Reading journals, articles and books
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group
  • Researching in the library
  • Preparing coursework
  • Getting ready for exams

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer, or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:

  • Reading journals, articles and books
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group
  • Researching in the library
  • Preparing coursework
  • Getting ready for exams

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer, or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.

Staff

Dr Alison Griffiths

Associate Professor

Alison's expertise includes smart grids and their protection and renewable integration, smart homes, wireless sensor network design, implementation and optimisation.

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Professor Abdel-Hamid Soliman

Professor

Abdel-Hamid's expertise includes automation, including Smart Cities, Building automation, Energy management, Security, Safety and health applications.

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Professor Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material; Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

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Dr Anas Amjad

Course Director

Anas is Course Director for Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His expertise lies in the use of smart systems for a diverse range of applications, such as smart healthcare, smart homes, smart cities etc.

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Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Energy Sys

Prof Gohari Darabkhani has focused his research and industry collaborations on technologies and projects that directly contribute to resolving current major issues in the energy industry to achieving net-zero emission targets by 2050.

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Debi Roberts

Course Director

Debi has a keen interest in Automotive and Aeronautical Aerodynamics, Engine Design and Engineering History (Automotive and Aeronautical).

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Fees

For the course starting on 12 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,545 per course £15,000 per course

For the course starting on 26 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc Full-time, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,545 per course £15,000 per course

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you've previously completed a Staffordshire University undergraduate degree (excluding HND and foundation degrees) you may be entitled to a discount of up to 25% off your course fees for any subsequent postgraduate taught course (terms apply, see the alumni discount page for details). If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact feesandbursaries@staffs.ac.uk.

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.

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Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Stoke-on-Trent campus MSc Full-time 12 September 2022 Apply now

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations

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