Year of entry 2024
- Start date
- September 2024
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 12 months full time
- Entry requirements
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in electronic/electrical engineering, communications engineering, informatics, computing, mechatronics, or a related engineering subject.
Full entry requirements
- English language requirements
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component
- UK fees
- £13,500 (Total)
- International fees
- £31,000 (Total)
A programme developed for graduates in electronic engineering or similar subjects, our Engineering, Technology and Business Management MSc will prepare you to become a senior manager or entrepreneur in global companies, where understanding technology and managing innovation in business are key to success.
The course is jointly delivered by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Leeds University Business School, allowing you to select optional modules from different electronic and electrical engineering and business themes. This gives you the opportunity to build up specialist knowledge in areas that align with your interests and career aspirations.
You’ll be taught by leading experts in technology and in business management, with practical laboratory sessions and project work, allowing you to gain hands-on experience investigating and applying topics from your lectures and tutorials to real-life engineering and business situations.
This joint Masters degree programme offers a unique opportunity to enhance both your technical and managerial skills.
Why study at Leeds:
- Our globally-renowned research conducted right here in our School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the Leeds University Business School feeds directly into the course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking.
- Advance your knowledge and skills in relevant topics like modern industry practice, operations and supply chain management and risk perception and communication.
- Tailor the course to suit your specific interests with a selection of optional modules to choose from, including programming, electric power, medical electronics and e-health – plus many more.
- Build industry experience by conducting your own individual project which focuses on a real-world topic of your choice, giving you the chance to make your own contribution to science and develop professional skills in research and critical thinking.
- Access specialist and research-grade facilities including high-quality test and measurement equipment.
- Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of researchers and academics who specialise in areas such as quantum and classical optical communications and quantum communications networks.
- Enjoy small groups that are used to support the teaching, giving you access to regular feedback and help with solving problems you may have with a particular topic directly from the academic staff.
- Enhance your career prospects and become part of our successful alumni who have secured jobs in organisations such as Microsoft.
- Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our student society ShockSoc where you can meet more of your peers, attend high-quality technical visits, enjoy social events and get the chance to put theory into practice by participating in our own Robot Fighting League (RFL). Watch our RFL video to find out more.
A set of compulsory modules form the core of the programme, developing your understanding of the global electronics industry as well as fundamental business management topics.
You'll study the principles of managing innovation and gain an understanding of risk perception, as well as operations and supply chain management. To complete your studies, you'll gain additional specialist knowledge through specialist modules related to different themes, including topics such as healthcare technologies, renewable energy, information management, as well as specialist business topics such as global logistics and strategic management.
The major project is a key distinctive feature of the programme, enabling students to apply the academic principles learned from both the engineering and business disciplines in a detailed study of a high technology commercial challenge. Each project will be jointly supervised by academic members from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Leeds University Business School to optimise the academic quality of the work from both an engineering and business perspective.
Your supervisor will help you to select a project that is right for you, in an area of your choice. This may give you the chance to work as an integral part of one of our active research institutes, focusing on a specialist topic that motivates you and using the appropriate research methods. This is your chance to make your own contribution to science.
The project will equip you with the independent research and critical thinking skills that you'll draw on throughout your future career.
Recent projects have included:
- Novel Biosensor for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Cancer: Opportunities, Challenges and Public Perception
- Resource and Capability Management for the Successful Commercialization of Silicon Photonic Transceivers
- Innovations in Solar Photovoltaic cells and their implementation in developing countries: Pakistan
- Public Perception of Wind and Solar Energy Technologies: A Review of the Situation in Nigeria and United Kingdom
- Building Global Innovation Network for Developing and Commercialising Quantum Key Distribution Technologies
- Digital Audio Workstation & Supply Chain in Music Industry
- Energy-efficient geographic routing in ad-hoc wireless sensor networks
- Understanding Adoption of Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management Application from Firm’s Perspective
- Node positioning and localisation in wireless sensor networks
- Cloud Computing as a Disruptive Innovation
- Future of wireless communications: A case analysis of the innovation and standardisation challenges linked to development of 5G technology
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
Year 1 compulsory modules
|Modern Industry Practice
|Engineering, Technology and Business Management Project
|Risk Perception and Communication
|Managing for Innovation
|Operations and Supply Chain Management
Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
|Data Communications and Network Security
|Smart Grid Analysis
|Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources
|Electric Power Generation and Distribution
|Medical Electronics and E-Health
|Effective Decision Making
|Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains
|International Purchasing and Supply Management
|Innovation Management in Practice
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Engineering, Technology and Business Management module descriptions for more detail on what you'll study.
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines, through lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, examples classes, tutorials and project meetings.
Independent study is also important to the programme. You'll develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge while studying the modules taught modules and undertaking your project work.
Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you'll learn from leading researchers in specialist teaching facilities with high-quality test and measurement equipment. These include our Keysight Technologies Electronics Laboratory and Arm Embedded Systems Laboratory. Depending on the modules and projects that you choose to work on, you'll also have access to teaching facilities from across the different schools and faculties.
The Programme is led by Professor Mohsen Razavi. He has authored an introductory book on quantum communications networks published as part of the IOP Concise Physics series. His research interests include a variety of topics in quantum and classical optical communications, quantum optics, and quantum communications networks.
Professor Razavi is part of the Quantum electronics and communications group in the Pollard Institute. The group is internationally recognised for research in the simulation, design and optimisation of both III-V and silicon-based semiconductor devices, in particular quantum cascade lasers, quantum well photodetectors, electro-optic modulators and quantum-dot devices, operating across the near-infrared, mid-infrared and THz spectral ranges.
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'll be assessed using a range of techniques including mini-projects, case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests and coursework assignments.
A 2:1 (Hons) bachelor degree in electronic/electrical engineering, communications engineering, informatics, computing, mechatronics, or a related engineering subject.
Due to the high demand for programmes in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, incomplete applications may be rejected without full assessment. Please read our How to Apply page for full information on required documentation.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
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.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Engineering (6 weeks) and Language for Science: Engineering (10 weeks).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. Find out more about our six week online pre-sessional.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.
Please read our How to Apply page for full details, including application deadlines and what to include with your application.
Click below to access the University’s online application system and find out more about the application process.
If you're still unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
This course is taught by
Postgraduate Admissions Team
UK: £13,500 (Total)
International: £31,000 (Total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.
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.
The combination of technical and business knowledge you’ll gain from this programme will give you invaluable insight into the best way to manage projects, from both the specialist and professional perspectives. This ability to see the whole picture will give you the edge with employers and open a lot of career opportunities.
You'll graduate with a holistic and extensive skill set that will leave you well-placed for senior roles in the electronics industry, with sectors including energy and power, telecommunications, consumer electronics and aerospace. Many such organisations need engineers with a deep understanding of business and management issues.
Plus, the University of Leeds is in the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters, according to High Fliers’ The Graduate Market in 2023 report.
Here’s an insight into some of the job positions and organisations previous graduates from this course have secured:
- Program Manager, Microsoft
- Business Consultant, ASDAN
- Advisor, Sustainable Energy Access, GIZ
At Leeds, we help you to prepare for your future from day one. We have a wide range of careers resources — including our award-winning Employability team who are in contact with many employers around the country and advertise placements and jobs. They are also on hand to provide guidance and support, ensuring you are prepared to take your next steps after graduation and get you where you want to be.
- Employability events — we run a full range of events including careers fairs in specialist areas and across broader industries — all with employers who are actively recruiting for roles.
- MyCareer system — on your course and after you graduate, you’ll have access to a dedicated careers portal where you can book appointments with our team, get information on careers and see job vacancies and upcoming events.
- Qualified careers consultants — gain guidance, support and information to help you choose a career path. You’ll have access to 1-2-1 meetings and events to learn how to find employers to target, write your CV and cover letter, research before interviews and brush up on your interview skills.
- Opportunities at Leeds — there are plenty of exciting opportunities offered by our Leeds University Union, including volunteering and over 300 clubs and societies to get involved in.
Find out more about career support.
Alumni profile: Lingli Fu
The programme and innovative teaching style helped me see things from a different perspective. It inspired me a lot when I was thinking about my future career path.Find out more about Lingli Fu's time at Leeds