If you are looking for a career in the communications industries, this course is for you. The communications field includes mobile phone handsets and cellular networks, long-haul optical and satellite communications, data transmission and security, the internet and digital broadcasting. This continues to be one of the fastest growing engineering sectors and one in which the UK is particularly successful.
This course offers a broad foundation in modern electronic engineering combined with a range of specialist options including high-frequency and microwave engineering (as used in mobile communications links).
You will carry out a project in every year of study. If you choose to study the MEng you will undertake a group design project in your third year.
The first two years of our five core electronic and electrical degree courses share the same set of compulsory modules and in years three and four you will undertake specialist modules according to your chosen degree course. You may change between these degrees until the end of the second year, giving you flexibility and the opportunity to sample different topics before you make your choice.
UCAS Code: H640 (MEng, BEng) or H645 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a chartered engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3, 4 or 5 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000; International: £17,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
The School is ranked number 1 in the UK for research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2014. This information is taken from the University's programme catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2015 download our 2015 brochure to give you a flavour of what you will study. Our courses have a modular structure where you will be required to study 120 credits per year. A standard module is typically worth 10 or 20 credits.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
|Circuit Analysis and Design|| Engineering Mathematics
(Students with a mathematics A-level take this 10 credit module)
|Circuit Theory||Algorithms and Numerical Mathematics (Students with a mathematics A-level take this 10 credit module)|
|Communications Networks and Systems||Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (Students without a mathematics A-level take this 20 credit module)|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers|
|Further Engineering Mathematics|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers|
|Physical Electronics 1|
|Physical Electronics 2|
|High Frequency Circuits and Systems|
|Transistors and Optoelectronic Devices|
|Energy Systems and Control|
|Embedded Systems Project|
|Mobile Applications Project|
|RF and Microwave Engineering|
|Digital Media Engineering|
|Group Design Project|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose four)|
|Electronics Industry Dissertation||Wireless Communications System Design|
|MEng Individual Project||Digital Signal Processing for Communications|
|Cellular Mobile Communication Systems|
|Digital Wireless Communications Principles|
|Optical Communications Networks|
|High Speed Internet Architecture|
|Data Communications and Network Security|
|Medical Electronics and E-Health|
Careers in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering are wide ranging and employment prospects are excellent. Owing to the nature of the electronics industry, the demand for high calibre electronic engineering graduates is high and employment opportunities exist across the board, from small start-up companies working on next-generation products and technologies to large multinational corporations.
All of our degrees will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in industry, including design, problem solving, numeracy and analysis skills, together with ‘transferable skills’, such as communication and working as a team.
Recent graduates have been employed by companies such as Sharp, British Aerospace, Pace Microtechnology, Filtronic, BNFL, AEAT Rail, Rover, Baldwin Boxall Communications, CAT (Electronics) and the BBC.
With the help of our Employability team, we will make sure you are given every opportunity to secure a position before you graduate.
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.
Entry requirements for the Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.
A-level: AAA including Mathematics, excluding General Studies.
Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics). Other diploma qualifications considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD, including a D in Further Mathematics.
IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.
Country-specific equivalent qualifications
The Faculty's country-specific equivalent qualifications web page gives you an idea of the types of qualifications we accept.
Access to Leeds
We have a policy of welcoming applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you do not meet our entry criteria above, you may be eligible via the Access to Leeds scheme.
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degree, you may be able to progress through a foundation year. The University offers a one-year BSc Studies in Science for students without a science background at A-level and an Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Year for applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria.
Our International Foundation Year (IFY) is intended for international students who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of our degree courses.
English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
Once you have applied and your application has been reviewed by our admissions tutor, suitable applicants will be invited to an applicant day, which we encourage you to attend.
Applicant days are very different from the general university open days you may have attended. They will give you the opportunity to learn more about your course, meet our academic staff and students, take part in group activities, including hands-on electronics demonstrations, and tour our undergraduate teaching facilities and the campus. You will also have an interview with one of our academics, which will give you the chance to discuss your application in more detail, check that it’s the right course for you and your career plans, have your questions answered and find out more about studying at Leeds.
We appreciate that not all applicants are able to attend an interview and in such cases the offer decision will be made based on the information on the UCAS form.
If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
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