MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and electronic engineering are the foundation of 21st century innovations: from digital communications to robotics systems, from sustainable energy to smart environments. With the MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering from GCU, you'll develop the skills to work at the forefront of these exciting fields. Through discovery and invention, you can build a better future for humanity and contribute to the common good.

GCU’s School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment has almost three decades worth of graduates in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering field and this masters degree has been developed with UK-SPEC/IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to develop motivated and critical thinkers for the industry.

As a masters student, you are encouraged to join the IET and to participate in activities which are frequently hosted by GCU. Involvement in the activities of the engineering institutions is an important aspect of career development for you as a student engineer, especially from the point of view of the eventual attainment of Chartered Engineer Status.

The curriculum you will study offers a comprehensive exploration of electrical and electronic engineering. There is particular emphasis on today's fast-growing global challenges and you will study sustainable energy systems, telecommunications and smart electronic sensing technologies. The curriculum also connects your learning to the real world with industry case studies and assignments.

Graduate prospects

Your degree and specialist knowledge will guarantee you excellent career opportunities around the world. You might find work in the electrical power industry, the renewable energy sector, the offshore industry, transport engineering, electronic engineering or telecommunications.

In addition to the knowledge and understanding of electrical and electronic engineering, the programme will provide an integrated understanding of power systems, instrumentation systems, telecommunications systems and business operations, reinforced with personal and interpersonal skills.

Module list

Advanced Telecommunications; Condition Monitoring; Energy Audit and Energy Asset Management; Measurement Systems; Measurement Theory and Devices; Power System Operation and Protection; Professional Practice (Engineering); Renewable Energy Technologies; MSc Project.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Due to significant demand, applications for this course are now closed to international applicants for September 21 and January 2022. Please consider our next intake in September 2022.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Full Time
16 Months
31 Jan 2022
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 Years
31 Jan 2022
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 16 Months 31 Jan 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 Years 31 Jan 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Minimum academic requirement

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in electronic or electrical engineering, or a related subject.

English language

English language requirement: IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Annual full-time tuition fees 2021/22

Home and RUK: £6,000
EU and International: £13,500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

View our part-time and distance-learning fee schedules

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

View our postgraduate scholarships.

This masters degree course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Please note, you must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate degree, as well as the MSc, in order to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
This course offers routes to CEng chartered status.
This course offers employer events/talks on campus.

Students will be assessed via a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations,case study analysis, reports and the final dissertation.