Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer holders about the postgraduate courses available within the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering and how to prepare for your course.


Dr Steven Quigley (Head of Admissions for the School of Engineering) and Alastair Moyes (Postgraduate Admissions) will be available between 12:00-13:00 for the Live Q&A to answer any questions.

Five of our postgraduate mentors are part of the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study in the Department.

More information about postgraduate study in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Steven Quigley

    Steven is a Senior Lecturer in digital systems and Head of Admissions for the School of Engineering. (Live Q&A 12:00-13:00)

  • Alastair Moyes

    Alastair is Postgraduate Admissions Administrator in the Department of Civil Engineering. (Live Q&A 12:00-13:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Jiang Tianhao asked:

What should I prepare for the course of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Steven Quigley replied:

You should be able to access this year’s list of the modules and recommended texts for the programme at this link (click on the module titles to get a detailed description) . I would suggest that you have a look at the module descriptions and do a little background reading to prepare yourself.

If your native language is not English, then it would be good to get some practice at listening to English spoken by native speakers (maybe by watching some English language movies or Youtube videos)

Hussaini Ali Adamu asked:

Good afternoon, please I will like to know more about the simulation software package for power and control

Steven Quigley replied:

Most of it is done using Matlab/Simulink with Simscape and SimPowerSystems. We also use PSS/E and Digsilent Powerfactory.

Daniel Johnson asked:

I have conditioner offer. I applied with MSc result from Cardiff University with Merit 67.44%. I am suprised to see distinction as one of the conditions. Please why? My grade is merit. Is my offer still valid or i should forget about it

Alastair Moyes replied:

Thank you for your question Daniel.  May I ask you to contact me with you application details and I will check the offer conditions.  My contact details are on the MSc’s webpage listed on this link. 

Please open the ‘Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering’ section of the ‘Postgraduate courses by discipline:’ area and select the MSc you applied for.

There has been a Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham since its founding. The first Professor of Electrical Engineering, Gisbert Kapp (whose research focused on the development of dynamos and transformers), is remembered through the naming of our building after him. During the Second World War, John Randall and Harry Boot worked at Birmingham to improve the cavity magnetron which became an essential part of the centimetric wavelength radar.