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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Engineering, Technology and Business Management MSc (Eng)



This programme for graduates in electronic engineering or similar subjects will prepare you to become a senior manager or entrepreneur in global companies, where understanding technology and managing innovation in business are key to success.

Jointly delivered by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Leeds University Business School, the course allows you to tailor the programme of studies to your needs, selecting optional modules from three engineering themes and four business themes. A set of core modules provides the foundation of your knowledge and skills.

You’ll be taught by leading experts in technology and in business management, with practical lab classes and project work allowing you to gain hands-on experience investigating and applying topics from your lectures and tutorials to real-life engineering and business situations.

This joint programme offers a unique opportunity to enhance both your technical and managerial skills.

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is an exciting and stimulating environment where you’ll learn from leading researchers in areas pertinent to emerging and developing technologies. These technologies include future wireless and optical communications systems, renewable energy systems, ultrasound and bioelectronics systems, as well as nano, terahertz, and quantum technologies.

Leeds University Business School is also a leading international business school, globally, in the top 1%. It has world ranked programmes and internationally recognised teaching. You'll leave as a graduate of one of the top ten universities targeted by key employers such as Google, HSBC, Rolls-Royce and the Civil Services.

We are ranked 5th in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering by The Guardian 2016 League Table.

Find out about our MSc programme managers by visiting our staff profiles page

Course duration: 12 months (full-time)
Start date: September 2014
Course fees (full-time): UK/EU: £10,000; International: £19,000
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available.
Accreditation: IET and AMBA being sought.

Course content

A set of compulsory modules form the core of the programme, developing your understanding of the electronics and technology industries as well as fundamental business management topics.

You’ll study the principles of managing innovation and gain an understanding of risk perception, as well as operations and supply chain management. A dissertation will allow you to research and gain an in-depth understanding of key issues in developing technologies. Your research project will allow you to study how a new technology in electronic, electrical or communications engineering is being applied to a commercial environment.

To complete your studies, you’ll gain additional specialist knowledge through your choice of optional modules related to a range of different themes. You don’t have to choose modules from within the same themes – you can study topics as diverse or as specialised as you want to reflect your own interests or career plans.

Themes include healthcare technologies, energy, information management and other topics that reflect the research strengths of both Leeds University Business School and the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. We will expect you to take one or two optional modules offered by LUBS.

Course structure
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

There are five compulsory modules. You’ll then take 75 credits of optional modules, which must include one or two modules offered by LUBS. You don’t have to choose modules from the same themes.

Compulsory modules Credits
Managing for Innovation 15
Risk Perception and Communication 15
Operations and Supply Chain Management 15
Engineering, Technology and Business Management Project 45
Industry Dissertation 15
You are required to study 75 credits from the following modules which must include at least one and at the most two of the modules offered by Business School.
Engineering optional modules
You don't have to choose modules from the same themes.
Theme Modules Credits
Information and Communications Technology Communication Network Design 15
Data Communications and Network Security 15
Digital Media Engineering 15
Optical Communications Networks 15
Wireless Communications Systems Design 15
Programming 15
Software Development 15
Nanotechnology and Healthcare
Next Generation Silicon Technologies 15
Medical Electronics and E-Health 15
Micro- and Nano-Electromechanical Systems 15
Energy Grid-Connected Microgeneration Systems 15
Micro-grid Laboratory 15
Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources 15
Electric Power Generation and Distribution 15
Control Systems Design 15
Electric Drives 15
Power Electronics & Drives 15
Business optional modules
You don't have to choose modules from the same themes.
Theme Modules Credits
Decision Research Advanced Management Decision Making 15
Risk Perception and Communication 15
Innovation and Creativity Strategic Management 15
Creative Industries Management 15
Information Management Information Tools for Organisations 15
Challenges in Information Management 15
Operations and Supply Chains Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains 15
Managing and Designing Value Chain Networks 15


The combination of technical and business knowledge you’ll gain from this programme will leave you well-placed for senior roles in the electronics industry, with sectors including energy and power, telecommunications, consumer electronics and aerospace. Many such organisations need engineers with a deep understanding of business and management issues.

More and more graduates are also finding careers in a range of companies that are applying digital technologies to improve their business.

Careers support
You’ll have access to the wide range of engineering and computing careers resources held by our Employability team in our dedicated Employability Suite. You’ll have the chance to attend industry presentations book appointments with qualified careers consultants and take part in employability workshops. Our annual Engineering and Computing Careers Fairs provide further opportunities to explore your career options with some of the UK’s leading employers.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in an engineering, computing or physical sciences discipline, or the equivalent to a lower second class honours degree (2.2) accompanied by demonstration of specific competence in electronic and/or electrical engineering.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English
If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

-  don't meet the English language requirements for your course
-  want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Science and Engineering B (6 weeks) and Language for Science and Engineering A (10 weeks).

How to apply

You can apply for our postgraduate courses online. This will allow you to track your application at each stage of the process. For assistance please view our postgraduate taught guidelines.

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