University of Surrey

Electronic Engineering

Our MSc programme is designed for electronic engineering students and professionals with an interest in gaining further qualifications in advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technologies in the selected pathway, with enhanced project, as well as training in transferable skills including business awareness and management.

We offer numerous Electronic Engineering MScs in more specialised fields of study, from space engineering to mobile communications systems, and if you wish to specialise in one of these pathways you can adjust your course accordingly.

The advanced taught technical content is in sub-disciplines of electronic engineering closely aligned with the internationally-leading research conducted in the four research centres of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or a related engineering discipline. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Digital Communications
Digital Signal Processing A
Object Oriented Design and C++
RF and Microwave Fundamentals
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Space Dynamics and Missions
Space Systems Design
Antennas and Propagation
Image Processing and Vision
Fundamentals of Mobile Communication
Principles of Telecommunications and Packet Networks
Space Robotics and Autonomy
Speech and Audio Processing and Recognition
Satellite Communication Fundamentals
Satellite Remote Sensing
RF Systems and Circuit Design
Satellite Communications
Internet of Things
Space Avionics
Applied Mathematics for Communication Systems
Data and Internet Networking
Digital Design with VDHL
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Semiconductor Devices and Optoelectronics
AI and AI Programming
Advanced Signal Processing
Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control
Image and Video Compression
Launch Vehicles and Propulsion
Advanced Mobile Communication Systems
Microwave Engineering
Nanoelectronics and Devices
Operating Systems for Mobile Systems Programming
Advanced Satellite Communication Techniques
Nanophotonics Principles and Engineering
Mobile Applications and Web Services
Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms
Space Environment and Protection
Renewable Energy Technologies
60-Credit Standard Project


Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time February 2018 60 60 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 60 60 Months

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