Electrical Engineering

University of the Highlands and Islands


UHI Outer Hebrides, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Are you interested in developing your electrical engineering knowledge and skills? If so, this new MSc Electrical Engineering will help you progress to the next level of engineering education and help towards attainment of professional registration as a Chartered Engineer: the course is designed to fulfil the further learning component of CEng professional registration.

The course will develop your understanding of the roles of research, design, analysis and optimisation in advanced engineering careers. You will gain the knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology and gain the appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate and maintain engineering products, processes, systems and services.

Specialist modules will allow you to pursue areas of particular interest to you and may include: study of advanced electrical engineering topics such as high speed integrated circuitry, high frequency, and neural networks; study of the application of electrical engineering software analysis packages such as MATLAB or SIMULINK; study of advanced applications of mathematical solutions for engineering problems such as transfer function approaches, state space methodology and stability analyses; application of optimisation approaches to the design of electrical engineering systems; and an electrical engineering design project.

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Electrical Engineering

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Electrical Engineering

Entry Requirements

BEng (Hons) Engineering with a minimum award of 2.2.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 months


Energy, Engineering and Construction

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy