Electrical Engineering MSc

What is special about this course?

Are you interested in developing your electrical engineering knowledge and skills? If so, the MSc Electrical Engineering will help you progress to the next level of engineering education and move towards attainment of professional registration as a Chartered Engineer: the course is designed to fulfil the further learning component of CEng professional registration.

The course will develop your understanding of the roles of research, design, analysis and optimisation in advanced engineering careers. You will gain the knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology and gain the appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate and maintain engineering products, processes, systems and services.

Specialist modules will allow you to pursue areas of particular interest to you and may include: study of advanced electrical engineering topics such as high speed integrated circuitry, high frequency, and neural networks; study of the application of electrical engineering software analysis packages such as MATLAB or SIMULINK; study of advanced applications of mathematical solutions for engineering problems such as transfer function approaches, state space methodology and stability analyses; application of optimisation approaches to the design of electrical engineering systems; and an electrical engineering design project.

Special features

  • The course is delivered fully online, allowing you the flexibility to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.
  • Provides a combination of general engineering knowledge and specialisation in electrical engineering knowledge and understanding to prepare you to apply existing and emerging technology.
  • You will develop your ability to demonstrate effective graduate skills and a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.
  • Opportunity to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards a PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree.

Entry requirements

  • BEng (Hons) in Engineering with a minimum award of 2:2 (or equivalent)
  • Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) to the appropriate degree level will also be considered and will be assessed on an individual basis

Access routes

Direct progression from our own degrees:

PgCert

You will study three core modules which may include:

  • Design optimisation
  • Design process and engineering project management
  • Quantitative research methods and data analysis

PgDip

You will choose three option modules which may include:

  • Advanced analogue electronics
  • Advanced applications in engineering
  • Advanced engineering maths and modelling
  • Artificial neural networks and evolutionary algorithms
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Safety case studies
  • Tidal, wave and future energy

MSc

To achieve the award of MSc you must successfully complete a research project/dissertation. This may be coordinated and conducted in conjunction with your employer and must be in an area of specialisation within the field of electrical engineering.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

As your course was designed to be fully online and has run successfully for the last few years in this way, we can confirm that there will be no change to how the course will be delivered next year. You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have an online induction at the start of the course. For those who live near a campus, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance.
  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)

We aim to provide a supportive and positive environment that will encourage you to take the initiative to learn and develop critical thinking skills. All materials are accessible online allowing you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. 


How long will my course last?


  • Full-time (MSc): 18 months
  • Part-time (MSc): 3 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Lews Castle College UHI - this is a fully online course. You will be enrolled and supported by staff at Lews Castle College UHI.

Start date

  • September 

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
  2020-21 2021-22
Per module (20 credits) £560 £560
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,680 £1,680
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,360 £3,360
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £5,000 £5,000

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) or assessed as rest of the UK for fee status, the following fees apply:

  2020-21 2021-22
Per module (20 credits) £650 £650
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,950 £1,950
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,900 £3,900
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits) £5,850 £5,850

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Scottish Government has confirmed that EU/EEA and Swiss nationals starting their study in Scotland from academic year 2021-22, who do not have settled or pre-settled status, will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2021-22, students will get an automatic fee scholarship.

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

  2021-22 With scholarship
Per module (20 credits) £980 £730
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £2940 £2,190
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits, 180 credits) £5,880 £4,380
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits) £8,820 £6,570

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union, studying online from their home country, or assessed as international for fee status, the following fees apply:

  2020-21 2021-22
Per module (20 credits) £980 £980
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £2940 £2940
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits, 180 credits) £5,880 £5,880
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits) £8,820 £8,820

This course is not available to international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time rest of the UK, EU and international postgraduate students for continuous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion, you will have acquired the general and specialist engineering knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to employment within the engineering industry, specifically the electrical engineering field. You will also have developed essential employability skills enhancing your opportunities for relevant careers in the industries such as:

  • Controls engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Electronics manufacturing engineer
  • Energy engineer
  • Engineering project manager
  • Instrumentation engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Process control engineer
  • Systems engineer

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I want to start in Aug/Sep 2021

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