The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a strong master's programme. We offer four master's courses and around 120 master's students join us each year.

The degrees are full-time, and we have one intake a year in October.  Applications have now opened for 2017 entry and close on 30th April 2017.  

The degrees are taught through a blend of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. Advanced technical engineering expertise is developed in parallel with communication, project management and leadership skills all of which are vital for your future career.

Assessment techniques include exams, practial coursework and individual project.

Professional acceditation

All courses, except for MSc Future Power Networks, are professionally accredited by the Instiution of Engineering and Technology (IET).  The first cohort of students will graduated from MSc Future Power Networks in September 2016. The course will be considered for accreditation at our next accreditation visit in early 2018.  We have every expectation that accreditation will be awarded.

MSc courses

MSc ADIC and CSP

Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design

Deep knowledge of analogue and mixed signal circuits

Communications and signal processing

Communications and signal processing are the basis of telecommuncations

MSc block CAP and FPN

Control systems

Classical and modern control concepts, theories and methods

Future power networks

Plan, design and operate a 21st century electricity industry

Applying for a Master's programme

Entry requirements

If you are studying at a UK university we require a good 1st class honours degree. A typical offer would be for a 1st with 75% in the final year and 71% in the final individual project.

If you are studying overseas we look for an undergraduate degree passed at an equivalent grade to a UK 1st class honours degree. The guidance on international qualifications provides information on Imperial College's minimum entry requirements and on what grade is considered to be equivalent to an Upper Second class (2.1) UK degree.  We would be looking for a slightly higher grade than those given.

You will also need to meet Imperial College's English language requirement. You do not need to have met the English language requirement when you make your application.

China

  • If you are studying in China at a Chinese university we only consider applicants from Key or Project 211 university with a final overall mark of 85% or better. 
  • If you are studying on a joint programme that is taught entirely in China such as the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications/Queen Mary University of London joint degree, or Xi'an Jiatong Liverpool University that awards two degrees, our offer will be based on the UK degree. 
  • If you are a Chinese applicant studying on a 2+2 China+UK programme where you are graded in the Chinese system for the first two years of study we require a minimum of 85% from China, alongside predicted 1st class marks from the UK university.   A typical offer would be for a 1st with 75% in the final year and 71% in the final individual project from your UK university.

Application process

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form

We accept applications from November for the following academic year with all programmes starting in October.

Applications for all courses must be made by 30 April.

You can apply for the course before your final degree result is known, and before you have met the English language requirement. Most applicants apply during the final year of their undergraduate degree.

When you complete the application form you must upload a transcript showing the module marks for your studies so far. If you are from China and studying on a 2+2 course you must upload both transcripts. You also need to enter details of two referees. Please make sure that you give your referee's university or company email address and not their personal one. 

There is no application fee.

ATAS is not required for the MSc courses.

Re-applicants

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.

Selection

Once you have submitted your online application for Postgraduate study, you will be able to monitor the progress of your application via our Student e-Service. Within 10 working days of submitting your application you will receive an email containing a unique identify number called a CID. Please include this number in any emails you send us, and have it available if you ring us with any queries.

Your application is initially sent to the Engineering Admissions team in our Registry. They will assess your qualification and then send your application to the Department. When the Department's admissions team receives your application we pass it on to the selection committee for the MSc you have applied for, and send you an acknowledgement email.

The selection committee make their decision using the information provided in the application and the references. They make their decision based on academic performance so far, academic potential, references and your personal statement. If you have applied for MSc Future Power Networks we might interview you by Skype.

Once the selection committee have made their decision they return the application to the department's admissions team. We check the decision and send it to the Registry admissions team.

We will send you an email letting you know the outcome of your application. The Registry team make a final check and process the decision. Once this is done you will be able to check the decision on Student e-Service.

You should expect to receive a decision on your application within 8 weeks of the application arriving in the Department.


If you have applied for two courses your application is processed sequentially.  It will be sent to your first choice.  If they are unable to offer you a place it will be sent to the second choice. 

Admissions statistics

Admissions statistics for 2016-17 entry
CourseApplicationsOffersEnrolled
MSc (all) 1189 301 132
MSc ADIC 228 77 29
MSc Control 307 71 30
MSc Communications 397 101 48
MSc Future Power Networks 257 52 25
Dept Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, November 2016
Admissions statistics