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Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Closed for admission in 2018/19

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

Many employers are desperate to recruit highly trained electrical and electronic engineers and this MSc provides you with advanced knowledge across a broad area, as well as highly sought and transferable skills that are valued by employers.

It is a flexible programme with a range of options to accommodate your preferences, allowing you to gain subject-specific and generic skills, and combines academic depth with current industrial practice in the context of real engineering applications. You study a balance of core areas and specialist topics related to research and emerging technologies. Many of the projects are carried out in research groups or are linked to industry.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this programme meets for further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

What you'll study

All students will complete a compulsory project, modules vary depending on your chosen pathway. 

Core module (both pathways)

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Individual Project

    This module gives you the opportunity to carry out an individual design or research and development project. It is an opportunity to gain a wider perspective of society and sustainability, while exploring project management techniques and presentation of progress, milestones and results through a variety of media.​

Compulsory modules (Electrical and Electronic Engineering pathway)

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Project Management and Research Skills

    This module introduces you to a structured approach to planning/bidding, managing and controlling a project. You'll explore current practices, topics and methodologies relevant to contract and project management. You'll develop research skills for designing, planning and conducting an academic or industry-based engineering project.

  • Energy Technologies

  • Power Distribution, Storage and Control

    Gain an understanding of the principles and applications of electrical power distribution and management systems and how these can be implemented to meet the requirements of different generation technologies.

  • Machine Vision

    Key methods in image processing and sensory data fusion will be explored through theoretical analysis and computer simulations.

Optional modules (Electrical and Electronic Engineering pathway)

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Embedded Systems

    Extend your understanding of the practical engineering issues raised by the design and programming of real-time, reactive, embedded and networked systems. You'll experience the challenge of designing, building and programming a large scale embedded system within a group-based laboratory exercise.

  • Advanced Digital Design and System on Chip

    This module covers advanced digital systems with emphasis on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), SoC (System on Chip) and IC (Integrated Circuit) design using a combination of lectures and practical design exercises. Topics include HDL (Hardware Description Language) based system design and synthesis, timing analysis and clocking, low power design, testing, and SoC system configuration.

  • Instrumentation System Design and Robotics

Compulsory modules (Electronic Engineering pathway)

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Project Management and Research Skills

    This module introduces you to a structured approach to planning/bidding, managing and controlling a project. You'll explore current practices, topics and methodologies relevant to contract and project management. You'll develop research skills for designing, planning and conducting an academic or industry-based engineering project.

  • Radio Systems Technology

  • Machine Vision

    Key methods in image processing and sensory data fusion will be explored through theoretical analysis and computer simulations.

  • Mobile Radio, Propagation and Antennas

  • Digital Coding and Radio Frequency (RF) Circuit Design

    Develop your understanding of high frequency systems for communications and signal processing. The techniques and tools used to design and test communication systems are introduced and used in a series of laboratory exercises. Applications of digital coding to encryption, compression, error correction and detection will be explored.

Optional modules (Electronic Engineering pathway)

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Embedded Systems

    Extend your understanding of the practical engineering issues raised by the design and programming of real-time, reactive, embedded and networked systems. You'll experience the challenge of designing, building and programming a large scale embedded system within a group-based laboratory exercise.

  • Advanced Digital Design and System on Chip

    This module covers advanced digital systems with emphasis on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), SoC (System on Chip) and IC (Integrated Circuit) design using a combination of lectures and practical design exercises. Topics include HDL (Hardware Description Language) based system design and synthesis, timing analysis and clocking, low power design, testing, and SoC system configuration.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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“I have grown more confident in my ability to undertake quality research because of the training I received at Hull. I feel a sense of accomplishment having finished my MSc, and I look forward to my PhD.”

Samson Shittu, MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

  • International: £16,600

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Designed in collaboration with industry, our degrees aim to meet a strong and growing demand for talented engineers.

Studying in the Humber region - Britain's 'energy estuary' - creates a wealth of career and placement opportunities.

Our electrical and electronic engineering courses were the first in the UK to gain Institution of Engineering and Technology accreditation.

With an estimated annual shortfall of 69,000 engineers and technicians in the UK engineering sector, your degree is likely to put you in high demand from employers.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or international equivalent) in an engineering or related discipline, but less well-qualified applicants with relevant industrial experience may be considered.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Electrical and electronic engineering is one of the most in-demand subjects within engineering and many employers are keen to recruit engineers trained beyond BSc level. A lot of opportunities exist in conventional power generation and distribution, offshore wind and other renewable energies, process and food industries, communications, automotive and automation industries.

This MSc provides a rational, flexibly structured and coherent programme of postgraduate study. You achieve a profound knowledge base in a wide area of electrical and electronic engineering and develop wider skills in IT, communication, problem-solving, team working and task management.