The world has been transformed by the power of silicon microelectronic technology. Communications, transport, science, medicine and entertainment are just some of the sectors that have benefited.
The milestone of one billion transistors on a chip was recently reached and such chips are already in use in consumer products such as digital cameras, phones and MP3 players. Yet, nanotechnologies, such as carbon nanotubes, molecular self-assembly and bio-molecular electronics and new paradigms such as quantum computing and spintronics are set to fuel another great revolution in electronics technology.
This unique and exciting course is focused directly on this interface between the fields of electronics and nanotechnology. It covers the foundations of electronic engineering, from communications systems through to computer engineering, integrated circuit design and micro/nano fabrication.
It enables you to understand the principles of electronics and nanotechnology, particularly the principles of fabrication and design of modern microelectronic products. The broad coverage of electronics keeps a wide range of career options open to you, whilst the unique nanotechnology exposure means you can seek top flight jobs in micro/nano-electronic design, semiconductor fabrication and in academic research.
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.
We are ranked 7th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by the Complete University Guide and the Good University Guide 2014.
The School scored 92% for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
One of our Current students Nesma, talks about her experience of studying Electronics and Nanotechnology to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Read the article...
UCAS Code: HF63 (MEng, BEng) or HF68 (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 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Course brochure: Download
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
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.
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.
|Circuit Analysis and Design|
|Electronic Materials and Devices|
|Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers|
|High Frequency Circuits and Systems|
|Transistors and Optoelectronic Devices|
|Energy Systems and Control|
|Embedded Systems Project|
|Mobile Applications Project|
|RF and Microwave Engineering|
|Group Design Project (MEng)|
Career-wise, the broad coverage of electronics keeps a wide range of options open, whilst the unique nanotechnology exposure means that you will be able to seek top flight jobs in micro- and nano-electronic design, semiconductor fabrication and in academic research. The excellent reputation of Leeds ensures the Leeds graduates are very highly regarded by employers.
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 Maths.
IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.
English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.
If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
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