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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc

Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Masters Course

Overview

Commercial products today combine many technologies, and industry is increasingly interdisciplinary. As a result there is a demand from employers for engineers with a broad knowledge but also with a deep understanding of several subjects. This course meets this demand and has been developed to provide engineers with an interdisciplinary knowledge base in modern electronics, including power, communications, control and embedded processors.

This course is designed to give engineers a broad grasp of a range of inter-locking disciplines. It will appeal to people with a wide range of interests in electronics and communications, people who are generalists as well as specialists. It will suit those who are interested in modern communications techniques, radio propagation, cellular mobile systems, control systems, power and drives, and modern system-on-a-chip technology. This course also has an associated laboratory module with a wide range of relevant and illustrative experiments.

Course duration: Full-time, 12 months
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £16,800
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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Modules

The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 45 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules Credits
Electronics Industry Dissertation 15
Mini Projects and Laboratory 15
Pilot Study 15
Research Project 45
   
Optional modules (choose six)  
Next Generation Silicon Technologies 15
Wireless Communications System Design 15
DSP Hardware Implementation 15
Micro- and Nano-Electromechanical Systems 15
Power Electronics and Drives 15
Digital Design for System-on-chip 15
Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources 15
Electric Drives 15
Control Systems Design 15
Digital Media Engineering 15
Medical Electronics and E-health 15

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Career options
Graduates of this course can expect to find jobs where industry needs a breadth of knowledge matched by a depth in certain areas. Such people will be well equipped to integrate and co-ordinate the stands of a cross-disciplinary project and manage the interfaces between specialities. Such engineers would expect to progress to project management in companies working at the cutting edge of modern multi-faceted systems.

Graduate destinations
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in appropriate numerate disciplines usually electronic engineering, but others may be considered.

Applicants with a good lower second class (2:2) honours degree and who have relevant experience may also be considered and  should not be deterred from applying.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

How to apply

The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: pgtelec@leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 2035.