School of Electronic Engineering

Postgraduate Study

The School of Electronic Engineering at Bangor is the oldest in the UK and we are ranked 2nd in the UK for research.  Postgraduate study at the school is based around our core research areas of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems and Organic and Bio Electronics.  Students at the School are involved in world leading research as soon as they begin their studies with us. 

Experimental Research Video

Postgraduate student Roger Giddings explains his research in the field of Electronic Engineering. Watch...

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto our degree programmes candidates should hold an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or a related scientific discipline, at a 2.2 level or higher or the international equivalent for taught courses and 2.1 or higher or international equivalent for research degrees. Applicants with initial degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis, with the assessment based on the applicant’s potential to succeed on, and benefit from, the course. Applicants from overseas must, in addition, demonstrate competence in English to an acceptable level:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 560, with a TWE written score of 4, or
  • IELTS score of 6.0 overall, 6.5 in writing and no other element under 5.5, or
  • Cambridge Proficiency Higher.
  • Or undertake an appropriate ELCOS (Bangor University’s English Language School) pre-session course to achieve the required English language level.

Teaching and learning facilities at the School of Electronic Engineering

Postgraduate students have access to the latest specialist equipment as well as industry standard hardware and software.  Practical work is a key element of all of our courses giving students a true understanding of the practical application of taught theories.

  • Exitech excimer laser micro-machining system
  • Exitech Femptosecond laser micro-machining system
  • Well-eqipped Class 1,000 Clean Room
  • Clean-Room based photolithography processes
  • Internal mask manufacturing facilities
  • RD sputterer and Thermal evaporator for thin film deposition
  • Nickel Electroforming baths
  • Inject molding and hot-embossing systems
  • 0.8 micron mask writer
  • Multi-angle 400-1600nm ellipsometer
  • Near-field scanning optical microscope
  • Atomic force microscope
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Raman and IR spectrometers

Tuition fees

Current fees for our post graduate degree course can be found at:

Why choose Bangor?

  • Bangor University was established in 1884, and has a 125 year history of academic excellence
  • Our courses have had a 30 year continuous IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) accreditation
  • Electronic Engineering graduates are in high demand and enjoy an extremely high graduate employment rate
  • Bangor itself is a student-friendly city, its compact nature means that everything students require is within walking distance, from accommodation to lecture halls and entertainment the city is extremely easy to get around
  • North Wales has one of the lowest crime rates in the UK
  • The cost of living in Bangor is amongst the lowest in the UK, and a recent survey by the Independent newspaper rated Bangor the 2nd best value place to study in the UK


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