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 electronics 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.
Mandatory modules are the Product Management and the Major Project. You will then select the rest of your study programme from the modules below in discussion with the course leader.
- Satellite Communications
- Digital Communication Systems
- Applied Digital Signal Processing
- Modern Power Electronics
- Embedded System Design
- Optoelectronic Devices for Telecommunications
- Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Masters Major Individual Project (core)
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.
Typically, each module will be assessed through 50% coursework and 50% tests in class.
The Electronics and Information Technology 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.
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 cutting edge 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.
We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement
At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.
If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.
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 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
August 2023 - July 2024 Fees
Full-time UK: £9500
Full-time International: £15100
August 2024 - July 2025 Fees
Full-time UK: £10250
Full-time International: TBC
Part-time UK: TBC
August 2025 - July 2026 Fees
Full-time UK: TBC
Full-time International: TBC
Part-time UK: TBC
At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.
Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.
As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.
Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).
To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.
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.