The fast pace of technological advancement has meant that skilled electronic engineers are vital to create and develop the domestic appliances, personal media and mobile devices we use every day, and also address far-reaching issues such as Information security, energy sustainability and healthcare.
Our four-year Masters degree in Electronic Engineering, provides the skills and experience you'll need to make your mark in an exciting, fast-growing sector. Graduates are heavily in demand, with exciting opportunities for those with up-to-date knowledge, practical skills and fresh ideas.
You'll join a research-led teaching environment where academics encourage creative thought and will help you to realise and develop your ideas. You'll study in our new, purpose designed Electronic Engineering building, where a £20 million investment has secured state-of-the-art equipment and facilities - including dedicated research spaces and a wind turbine laboratory.
Become a part of our vibrant, international student community and prepare for a rewarding career in your chosen field. A Masters in Electronic Engineering will make you an attractive candidate for employers in a variety of fields, giving you the transferable skills you need to thrive in the workplace.
- Structured to develop ingenuity, invention and product development skills.
- Enjoy varied, practical project-led learning.
- Learn in a new building that is purpose-built to support engineering processes.
- Gain invaluable real-world industry experience during your placement year.
- Graduate with a highly prized Masters in Electronic Engineering.
Core ModulesYear 1
- Embedded Systems Team Project 1
- Electronic Circuits and Components
- Principles of Sustainable Engineering
Programming in C++
In this module you will develop an understanding of programming in C++. You will learn how to use mathematical and computer-based models to solve electronic engineering problems and how to apply quantitative methods in C++. You will look at the concept of a computer program and compilation in the context of objective-orientated programming, and examine the digital representation of numbers, user interfacing, printing to screen, iterative and conditional statements, and error handling.
Mathematics for Scientists 1
In this module you will develop an understanding of how to solve problems involving one variable (either real or complex) and differentiate and integrate simple functions. You will learn how to use vector algebra and geometry and how to use the common probability distributions.
Mathematics for Scientists 2
In this module you will develop an understanding of how to solve problems involving more than one variable. You will learn how to use matrices and solves eigenvalue problems, and how to manipulate vector differential operators, including gradient, divergence and curl. You will also consider their physical significance and the theorems of Gauss and Stokes.
- Embedded Systems Team Project 2
- Software Engineering for Electronics
- Communications Engineering 2
- Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution
- Control Engineering
- Digital Coding and Data Networking
- Electronic Materials and Devices
- Individual Project
- Group Project
- Research report
Optional ModulesYear 1
- All modules are core
- All modules are core
- Signal Processing
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Principles of Engineering Company Management
- Smart Transportation
- Voice Technologies
- Human Factors and Healthcare Engineering
- Applications of Cryptography
- Advanced wireless communications
- Engineering leadership
- Electronics in advanced manufacturing
- Personal communications technology
- Imaging systems for medicine and industry
- App programming
Teaching & assessment
All taught modules are worth 15 credit units and there are eight of these in all years except the final year (year 3 for the BEng and year 4 for the MEng), when there is an individual project worth 60 credit units. Practical project work forms part of many modules where appropriate to the subject area, and it involves solving a problem using theory developed within the module and electronic circuit building and/or software skills as appropriate. Teaching activities will include lectures, workshops and seminars and practical project work will be carried out in groups and individually in purpose-built thinking and fabrication laboratories.
Various assessment methods will be used including examinations for theoretical subjects, formal presentations, reports and practical demonstrations for project work with an additional viva voce examinations for final year individual projects. Students are expected to review lecture material after lectures to support their learning and to preview laboratory scripts before coming to laboratory sessions. Basic to the industrial workplace is group working, where excellent written and verbal communication skills are highly valued and sought after; these will be developed and assessed formally as part of project-based work.
All students will have an allocated Personal Advisor as someone with whom any issues can be discussed to enable appropriate advice and help to be given as appropriate.
A Levels: ABB
Required subject: Mathematics
At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A - levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio - economic factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Other UK Qualifications
International & EU requirements
English language requirements
All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.
The scores we require
- IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5.
- Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. No subscore lower than 51.
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III.
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.
For more information about country-specific entry requirements for your country please visit here. For international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements, we offer an International Foundation Year, run by Study Group at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, students can progress on to selected undergraduate degree programmes at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Your future career
Gain a Masters in Electronic Engineering at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll graduate with excellent employability prospects in your chosen field.
There is an abundance of well-paid career opportunities in Electronic Engineering and related fields for enthusiastic graduates with the right skills and experience. Our practical, research-led programme will give you the knowledge and diverse skillset you need to thrive in a rapidly expanding profession.
Our location within the South East regional hub of technology businesses gives you a great opportunity to pursue student placements, internships and employment with top UK-based companies.
Fees & funding
Home and EU students tuition fee per year*: £9250
International students tuition fee per year**: £17500
Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course.
*The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations, and for students starting a degree in the academic year 2018/19 will be £9,250 for that year. The UK Government has confirmed that EU students starting an undergraduate degree in 2018/19 will pay the same level of fee as a UK student for the duration of their degree.
**Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. The policy at Royal Holloway is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions.
***These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.