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.
2021/22 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.
[Update excludes online-only courses].
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
What you will study?
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.