Communications, information, visualization and sensing technologies are increasingly being integrated in smartphones, advanced manufacturing, electronic healthcare and other areas. As a result, the interface between electronics and computing is a key growth area for the technology industry.
Taught by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering alongside the School of Computing, this course has been designed to meet this need. You'll study the foundations of electronics and computing, from programming languages to electronic circuit design, and learn how the whole hierarchy of digital electronics and software fits together. You'll then study specialist topics like distributed systems, parallel computing and medical electronics.
Project work in every year and extensive practical lab classes will give you experience of applying your knowledge, and equip you with the professional skills for a wide range of dynamic careers in this challenging and remarkably fast-growing industry.
You can choose to take either the four-year Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) or the three-year Bachelor's (BEng) degree on this course.
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You'll have access to world-class facilities, including our Farnell-sponsored embedded systems lab and the Agilent Technologies wireless communications lab, which features professional-standard equipment such as Agilent's bench-top spectrum analysers, signal generators and 6000 series oscilloscopes.
For your final-year project, you could also have access to facilities like a cleanroom for nanotechnology research, or one of the best terahertz electronics facilities in Europe.
You'll study the foundations of electronics and computing in your first two years, including electronic circuit design, communications systems, computer program design and programming languages. You'll also learn more about the hierarchy of digital electronics and software, from individual components to billion-transistor chips, and onto full computer systems, data routing and software applications.
This learning will provide the basis for your studies in Year 3, when you'll take more specialised modules in fields like digital communications and embedded systems. You'll also have the chance to select optional modules that suit your interests and career ambitions, on topics such as secure computing, mobile computing and artificial intelligence.
For MEng students, the fourth year provides a wide range of choice in advanced areas such as embedded systems, network security and cloud computing. You'll also complete a dissertation on a particular aspect of the industry to help you prepare for professional life.
In both Years 3 and 4 you'll have the option to complete an interdisciplinary project, jointly supervised by academic staff from both the schools of Computing and Electronic and Electrical Engineering, to develop expertise across the entire subject scope.
Every year of the course gives you hands-on experience of project work. This gives you the opportunity to explore your subject further as well as developing valuable skills in problem solving, communication and teamwork.
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You'll study engineering ethics as part of your course, with lectures and/or seminars in each year of your study. Visit our engineering ethics webpage to find out more.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAA including Mathematics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).
Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade.
Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking.
Extended Project Qualification - We recognise the value, effort and enthusiasm applicants make in the Extended Project, and where an applicant offers an A in the EPQ we may make an offer of AAB at A-Level (any required subjects such as Mathematics must still be at grade A).
GCSE: English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.
Virtually all high-tech fields require engineers with expertise in electronics and in computer engineering, which means that this degree leads to an impressive variety of career opportunities across sectors and industries that span the globe.
Recent graduates from the schools of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Computing can be found working in communications, information technology, automotive, manufacturing and programming sectors.
You'll have access to our dedicated Employability team, located centrally in our Employability Suite, who will provide you with specialist face-to-face support and advice to help you find relevant work experience, internships and year-in-industry placements, as well as graduate positions.
You'll benefit from timetabled employability sessions, ongoing support during internships and placements, and presentations and workshops delivered by employers. The team also works closely with the University's Careers Centre, which is one of the largest in the country.
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Study abroad and work placements
If you choose to take the MEng course, you can apply to spend your third year studying at a university overseas. We'll advise you on finding a university of your choice, which will need to offer similar modules to the ones you would study in Leeds, and the Programme Leader will approve appropriate matches.
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With the help and support of our faculty Employability Team, you can choose to undertake a placement at one of the 100+ companies that we work with. If you decide to undertake a placement year, this will extend your degree by 12 months and on successful completion, you will be awarded the 'industrial' variant in your degree title to demonstrate your unique expertise to future employers.
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