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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

The MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is designed to provide instruction and training of the most recent developments in technology, communications, electronics and computer engineering.

It aims to provide students with advanced and comprehensive coverage of the specialist skills required by an electrical engineer. The curriculum targets all aspects of computer hardware and software engineering, electronic instrumentation, electronic systems and telecommunications (both wireless and wired).

The programme also provides an excellent basis for engineers wishing to update their knowledge or students who wish to go into research and further their training. It offers exciting opportunities for research, industrial collaboration and learning in the fast-growing field of communications and computer engineering.


Why choose this course?

Our postgraduates gain an important mix of scientific, technical and professional skills and are highly competitive in the global engineering arena.

Course content

The programme is operated on a modular basis where you will follow a series of taught modules (120 credits), followed by a research project (60 credits) undertaken during the summer period. You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources. If you have taken any of the modules as part of a BEng/ MEng degree course at the University of Nottingham, you are not allowed to take those modules for a second time.

Typical core modules

  • Advanced Engineering Research Project Organisation and Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals for MSc
  • Research Project

Typical optional modules

  • Control Systems Design
  • Digital Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electrical Machines, Drive Systems and Applications
  • Electronic Design
  • Embedded Computing
  • Hardware Description Language (HDL) for Programmable Logic*
  • Power Electronic Design
  • Power Electronic Applications and Control
  • Renewable Generation Technologies
  • Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Design

*These modules can be taken with or without a project.

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in electrical and electronic engineering or a related discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)


79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic):

65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical classes
  • Supervision
  • Lab sessions
  • Computer labs

In addition to lectures, some modules have lab sessions, some have workshops and some drop in sessions. Each module is run with the aim of providing best learning experience for students and module objectives are achieved by devising the most appropriate delivery and assessment methods.

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Research project
  • Essay

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.


Malaysian studentsRM52,000 per programme
International studentsRM60,000 per programme


Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.

Scholarship funding

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.


Depending on the modules that the graduates took during their study, the graduates will have a niche skills in areas, such as IC design, unmanned vehicle system design and signal processing.

The university has an established Careers Advisory Service (CAS) that provide students with essential resources and guidance for career choices and offer many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. Our Careers Advisory Service will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills. As well as providing essential resources and guidance, they will also assist you with job/course applications, facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities. Within the department, you will have a personal tutor to offer general guidance and support. You will also benefit from links with practicing civil engineers and other professionals.

Electrical and electronic engineering continue to be buoyant industries. Our MSc in Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering offers excellent career opportunities with internet providers, mobile communications manufacturers, mobile communications operators, the optical communications industry and wired telecommunications companies. Some graduates enter the management and commerce sector, software or IT while others pursue PhD programmes or work in the academic field.

This content was last updated on 06 January 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.