This course is particularly suited to those interested in pursuing a career in power electronics and renewable energy systems. It will provide you with the opportunity to study electronic engineering whilst being able to explore specialist areas such as power systems, smart grid systems, power electronics for renewable systems control and energy conversion. You will gain extensive hands-on learning in power electronics, electric drives, and solar / wind power test benches in the Renewable Energy Study Centre.
Practical laboratory classes and project work allows you to gain hands-on experience investigating and applying material from your lectures and tutorials to real life work situations.
The project in every year of study (including an iPhone application) means that you are also assessed through project exhibitions, project reports, oral presentations and project vivas. Project examples include:
• Power converter for the Smart Grid and renewable energy systems
• Wind power system using a double-fed induction generator (DFIG)
• Multilevel and matrix converters for renewable energy systems
• Neural network for automatic tracking of PV solar power plant
• Modelling & control of a bidirectional converter for a standalone photovoltaic power plant.
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: H631 (MEng, BEng) or H636 (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.
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|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Professional Studies||Semiconductor Technology|
|Electric Drive Systems||Digital Communications|
|Smart Grid Systems|
|Group Design Project|
Careers in this area are as diverse as renewable energy systems, power generation, electrical machines (such as the switched reluctance motor pioneered here in Leeds), industrial control systems (e.g. for automotive assembly), power electronics and electric drive systems (e.g. for hybrid petrolelectric vehicles).
The course is particularly suited to careers in power electronics and renewable energy systems. The employment prospects for graduates are excellent as all countries around the world seek to make systems more energy efficient and to re-engineer a “smart grid” that integrates renewable energy sources.
There are also extensive careers in the automotive industry as electric vehicles are the subject of intense research and development activity. The programme maintains a strong element of traditional electronic engineering, so graduates can also pursue careers in a wide variety of industry sectors such as communications.
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 require any further information please contact our admissions team,
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