This course will cover a range of topics at the cutting-edge of the discipline using the latest digital tools. Topics will cover core aspects of Electronic Engineering along with their application in design and manufacturing. The project will also develop research skills and you will learn to apply these to real and current engineering problems.
Project work will be a strong focus of the course and you will learn interactively by applying the skills you develop in our recently upgraded laboratory facilities.
Modules on this course include:
- Research in Practice (30 credits)
Gain an understanding of the expectations of Masters-level work and support in developing the appropriate research and communication skills.
- Advanced Electronic Systems (30 credits)
Examine the components, systems and processes that can be used to design and implement modern electronic systems to include microcontrollers, SoC, FPGAs and DSPs. Explore contemporary approaches such as Model-Based Design, In-Circuit Simulation and ‘X’ in the loop.
- Automation and Mechatronics (30 credits)
Learn how to create automated systems that can operate collaboratively using technologies such as PLCs, HMIs and SCADA. Examine the issues relating to the increasing levels of connectivity for such devices including cybersecurity and integrity.
- Project/Dissertation (60 credits)
Using your research and critical analysis skills, draw on the knowledge you have gained during the course of the programme to address a real engineering problem or research question at the forefront of the discipline.
Optional modules (choose one):
- Advanced Materials Engineering (30 credits)
Study the latest research into the production, characterisation and application of advanced materials.
- Smart Factories (30 credits)
Investigate the latest technology that can be deployed to improve the effectiveness of manufacturing facilities including the use of Smart Instrumentation, Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Robotics and Automation technologies.
- Engineering Management Practice (30 credits)
Learn about the issues facing modern engineering operations to include operations management and improvement, lean manufacturing techniques, supply chain management and development, maintenance strategy and development and condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.