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.
In providing a bridge from your previous science-based degree to this specialist masters, we recognise the importance of extending your hands-on technical experience. We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, tutorials, project work and practical laboratory sessions. Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this masters requires a higher level of independent working.
Assessment methods may include individual written reports and research papers, exams and practical assignments.
Gain practical experience of the aspects of engineering practice that are involved in research and development projects. Work through a given research study to address a research question relevant to your course. Learn more about the expectations of master’s level work and support in developing the appropriate research and communication skills.
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.
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.
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.
Study the latest research into the production, characterisation and application of advanced materials.
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.
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.
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Engineers are in high demand with 186,000 people with engineering skills needed per year in the run up to 2024 (Prospects Engineering and Manufacturing guide 2017). Employers recognise the value of qualifications from Sunderland, which has been training engineers and technicians for over 100 years.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors, Jaguar, Perkins Engines, GSK, Northumbrian Water, Hitachi and Parametrics Technology. Other graduates conduct research with major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan.