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Commercial products today combine many technologies, and industry is increasingly interdisciplinary. This masters degree course meets this demand, giving you an interdisciplinary knowledge base in modern electronics including power, communications, control and embedded processors.
You’ll develop a broad grasp of many interlocking disciplines through modules to develop your practical lab skills and industry awareness, as well as a range of other modules allowing you to focus on your interests or career plans. You can study wireless communication systems, electric drives, generating electric power from renewable sources, FPGAs and system-on-chip, medical electronics and E-Health, C and Matlab programming. In labs, you will use modern equipment.
This masters degree course will appeal to people with a broad interest in electronics, or who will specialise in modern communications techniques, system-on-chip, control systems, power and drives or renewable energy.
Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you will learn from leading researchers in specialist facilities. These include our Keysight Technologies Electronics Laboratory, as well as laboratories for Embedded Systems, Power Electronics and Drives, Ultrasound and Bioelectronics.
The School also contains facilities for electron-beam lithography and ceramic circuit fabrication, and a III-V semiconductor molecular beam epitaxy facility. The Faculty is also home to the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, a national resource for the fabrication of complex systems. The facility specialises in assistive robotics, surgical technologies, exploration robotics and smart cities.
The MSc is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Accreditation is the assurance that a university course meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For this course, these are the quality standards set by the IET.
You will study compulsory modules including modern industry practice and lab experiments with top-rate modern equipment.
You can also choose optional modules in topics relating to your interests and career plans. You could focus on embedded systems (including FPGAs and system-on-chip), wireless communications systems or renewable energy, amongst others. You can specialise or gain a broad understanding. You can take the programming module if you want to strengthen this essential knowledge.
Over the summer months, you’ll work on a major individual project. This may give you the chance to work as an integral part of one of our active research institutes, focusing on a specialist topic of your choice and using the appropriate research methods.
Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Wireless Communications Systems Design
Power Electronics and Drives
Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources
FPGA Design for System-on-Chip
Control Systems Design
Embedded Microprocessor System Design
Medical Electronics and E-Health
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff at the forefront of their disciplines. You’ll meet them in lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work, project meetings, and socially.
Independent study is important, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge. The University has an excellent Library with online access to much front-rank material, including all IEEE Journals.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You will be assessed by several techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams.
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.
If you do not receive an offer in a particular round, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we will carry your application forward to be considered in the next round.
Please see our How to Apply page for full details and the application deadlines for each stage.
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Additional cost information
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Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Graduates of this masters degree course can expect to find jobs where industry needs a breadth of knowledge matched by a depth in certain areas.
You’ll be well equipped to integrate and co-ordinate the strands of a cross-disciplinary project and manage the interfaces between specialities. With these skills, you’ll be in a good position to progress to project management roles in companies working at the cutting edge of modern multi-faceted systems.
General Electric, AECOM, Deep Sea Electronics, Hyperdrive Innovation, Descon Engineering, Broadcom, Pakistan Oilfields Ltd., Wabtec Rail UK and many others are among the organisations where graduates from our School have found employment.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
You’ll have access to the wide range of careers resources and support from your Careers Service. You’ll have the chance to attend industry presentations, book appointments with qualified careers consultants and take part in employability workshops and webinars.
Our annual STEM Careers Fairs provide further opportunities to explore your career options with some of the UKs leading employers.
The major individual masters project is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It allows you to apply your knowledge and skills to a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.
Recent projects by students in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering have included:
Wireless sensor networks, the internet of things and bicycle traffic in the city.
Device to Monitor Activity of Ageing People
Wind turbine strain gauge system
Virtual Machines Placement in Core Networks with Renewable Energy
Design and Analysis of High-Performance Internet Routers
Spatial Modulation for Massive MIMO System
Fuel cell for energy storage
Low cost design and fabrication of 3D MEMS components
Ultrasonic Wind Speed Detection
Core Quantum Networks
Microwave Low Noise Amplifier
CANbus system to simulate car electronic systems
Wind Turbine Teaching Demonstrator
A proportion of projects are formally linked to industry, and can include spending time at the collaborator’s site over the summer.