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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Why study Electronic Engineering?

The global electronics industry is vast. In the UK alone it is an extremely diversified, multi-billion pound industry made up of a range of companies from large multinationals to a whole host of start-up companies all working on the next generation of technology.

Electronics is so ubiquitous in modern life that there are many opportunities for electronic engineering graduates to apply their expertise in other industry sectors. Business, medicine, aviation, communications, transport, space exploration, industrial automation, crime prevention, science,
entertainment, music, gaming and environmental monitoring have all been revolutionised by electronics.

Did you know that, for example, 30% of the value of a modern car lies in its electronic systems and a typical family car has as many as 70 embedded processors? Electronic engineering, with unequivocal
commercial significance and with a growing impact on almost every walk of modern life, is also a broad and vibrant multidisciplinary academic field. This is particularly the case at Leeds, where our teaching and research draws upon a range of other disciplines
such as Music, Mechanical Engineering, Computing and Product Design. It is this broad range of experience that makes our graduates especially valuable in both industry and academia.