This degree course allows you to study advanced electronic design, including system-on-chip design, embedded systems engineering and integrated circuit design and layout.
As well as these core modules, the course features options in topics such as medical electronics, communications systems and physical micro- and nano-electronics. This programme provides a launchpad to a wide range of careers across the electronics sector.
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.
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.
UCAS Code: H610 (MEng, BEng) or H615 (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 (per year): UK/EU: £9,000; International: £19,000
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.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Our courses have a modular structure where you will be required to study 120 credits per year.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
|Circuit Analysis and Design||Introduction to Engineering Mathematics **
|Circuit Theory||Engineering Mathematics *|
|Communications Systems||Algorithms and Numerical Mathematics*|
|Communications Networks and Signals|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers|
|Further Engineering Mathematics|
|Physical Electronics 1||* Requires A-level mathematics as prerequisite|
|Physical Electronics 2||** Students with alternative qualifications (including BTEC and foundation year courses) are required to take the introduction to engineering Mathematics modules.|
|Electronic Circuit Design|
|High Frequency Electronics|
|Transistors and Optoelectronic Devices|
|Embedded Systems Project|
|Mobile Applications Project|
|Integrated Circuit Design|
|Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose four)|
|Project||Control Systems Design|
|Industry Dissertation||FPGA Design for System-on-chip|
|Medical Electronics and E-Health|
|Micro- and Nano-Electromechanical Systems|
|Next Generation Silicon Technologies|
|Wireless Communications System Design|
|Data Communications and Network Security|
|Digital Signal Processing|
|Digital Wireless Communications Principles|
|Embedded Microprocessor System Design|
Careers in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and employment prospects are excellent. Because of the nature of the electronics industry the demand for high calibre electronic engineering graduates is high and employment opportunities exist both in large multinational corporations and small start-up companies working on next-generation products and technologies.
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 graduate positions include:
• Electronic Engineer, Babcock
• Project Engineer, BAE Systems
• Instrument Engineer, BP
• Software Developer, Imagination Technologies
• Product Validation Engineer, Masternaut Ltd
• Associate Rotational Engineer, Mentor Graphics
• Graduate Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff
• Electronics Engineer, QinetiQ
• Radio Filter Engineer, Radio Design Ltd
• Control Software engineer, Rolls Royce
• Graduate Electrical Engineer, Tata Steel Europe
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 plus interview and diagnostic maths test.
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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