MSc Electronics and Information Technology

Electronics and information technology are vital for global industries to function, and career opportunities continue to increase in the sector. The MSc Electronics and Information Technology course will develop your ability to manage new technologies and ensure high levels of product quality. It is ideal if you want a career in the electronics or IT industry, or if you already work in the engineering industry and want to enhance your potential.

With this flexible Masters in Electronics and Information Technology, you can tailor your qualification to suit your individual needs and build on your existing studies and experience. The course includes a 15-week project, which you may conduct in industry and could lead to job opportunities when you graduate. You will work on industrial case studies and be involved in ‘live’ mini-projects. If you study part-time and continue working in the electronics industry, you may be able to relate your major project to an aspect of your company’s work.

Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A
Part-time 3 Years September Treforest A
Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Years February Treforest A
Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A
Part-time 3 Years September Treforest A

Modules include Product Management and ICS, and a Major Project. You will then select the rest of your study programme in discussion with the scheme manager. At least three of the modules selected must be from the area of electronics.

Modules include:

  • Satellite Networking
  • Satellite Communications
  • Digital Communication Systems
  • Applied Digital Signal Processing
  • Modern Power Electronics
  • Digital Design using VHDL
  • Optoelectronics Devices for Life Science and Measurement
  • Embedded System Design
  • Physics in Modern Optics
  • Optoelectronic Devices for Telecommunications
  • Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Designing with RTOS
  • Masters Major Individual Project (core)

Teaching

The MSc Electronics and Information Technology course is delivered in three major blocks to offer an intensive but flexible learning pattern, with two start points each year – February and September. There are six taught modules and a 15-week major project. If you study part-time, you will complete three modules in year one and three in year two. Year three will consist of the Major Project.

Assessment

Typically, each module will be assessed through 50% coursework and 50% tests in class.

Placements

The course includes a 15-week project, which you may conduct in industry, subject to a suitable placement being obtained by the student and an appropriate project being agreed between the company and the University.

 

Facilities

In addition to providing dedicated Mac and PC labs, we have specialist facilities for the whole range of courses. We’ve recently opened a Calypto lab, which has software licences and support for the Catapult C toolset. This is used to develop advanced electronic products, such as the next generation of smart phones, more quickly and cost-effectively and to help engineers overcome design challenges in the increasingly complex world of board and chip design. The lab is sponsored by Calypto Design Systems Inc, a leader in electronic design automation. We are one of only four UK universities and 60 universities globally that have been granted permission to use the software, worth £1.9m.

The Faculty’s new Renesas Embedded Systems Lab comprises 25 new high-end terminals running cuttingedge tools. The facility was designed in collaboration with Renesas, the world’s leading supplier of microcontrollers, whose sponsorship helps ensure that students are always working with the latest technologies and development tools.

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or an HNC plus five years in industry, or an HND plus three years in industry. If you do not have these qualifications, we will consider your case individually. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC
  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC
  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Apply directly to the University if you are applying for a part-time, professional or postgraduate course, an Erasmus/Exchange programme, the Legal Practice (part-time) course, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution.    

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Admissions statement 

On graduation from the MSc Electronics and Information Technology, there are many exciting engineering and management careers open to you. These range from design and development of the latest electronic products, to the application of information technology to support industrial applications.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.