Welcome to Electronic and Electrical Engineering

We are delighted you are joining us. Here you can find all the information you'll need for your School induction. To help you feel settled and ready to start a new and exciting chapter of your life you can find more information about arriving at Leeds in the Arrival section of the For Students website.

Induction Week

During induction week, you will:

  • Have a virtual introduction to the School from the Head of School, Director of Student Education and staff from the Student Support Office.

  • Hear more from the Leeds University Union, where you can sample and join a whole host of societies

Registration, IT access and Minerva

You can find more information about being a student in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences including key people in your School and your student handbook on your School's Organisation page on Minerva. To access Minerva, you will need to register and get a University username.

International Students

For further information about the University of Leeds international student welcome and orientation programme see the For Students website.

Mature and Part-Time Students

The Lifelong Learning Centre supports mature students throughout their journey into education. We have a specialist team that are on hand to assist you in taking that first step to further your career, explore a new subject or develop your academic skills. See the Lifelong Learning website for ways to get in touch with the team and upcoming online events.

Contact Us

Throughout your induction and your programme, should you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to ask your Student Education Service team located within your School, or you can contact them on electronics@leeds.ac.uk.

Active Learning

We take an active-learning approach to our curriculum. Our modules are not purely based on ‘traditional’ lectures and instead give you lots of opportunities for ‘active’ learning through practical laboratories, simulation exercises, seminars and example classes. We also have project-work in every year of study.

Our teaching is supported by high-quality digital and online resources. It is important to understand that this is not simply as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. We have pioneered ‘blended learning’ in the School for many years with the use of digital and online tools, screencasts, simulation software etc. It is unfortunate that during the COVID19 pandemic this has often been misrepresented as a replacement for ‘face-to-face’ on-campus activities. It is not. The digital and online tools supplement on-campus activities to provide and better student learning experience.

Research-led Teaching

We are one of the leading Electronic & Electrical Engineering schools in the UK with over 100 years’ experience in both teaching and research. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise we were ranked 2nd in the UK for Electronic & Electrical Engineering with 100% of our research outputs were judged ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Our research-led teaching approach means that this high-quality research feeds into our teaching curriculum and you will be taught by world-leading academics.

Our curriculum is broad and has modules that cover:

  • Wireless communications such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. We also do research in this area which includes how these technologies can be used for detecting the range between people for COVID19 contact-tracing.

  • Smart grid and microgrid technologies and the latest battery technologies.

  • Next-generation medical diagnostics using wearable devices.

  • Signal processing and how information is encoded and extracted from wireless signals e.g. images/video/voice from cellular data, brain activity from MRI machines and speech recognition algorithms.

  • Communications theory and how it can be used for quantum communications and network security.

  • The backbone of the Internet and Data Centre routing, switching and congestion control.

  • Generating THz radiation from semiconductor nanostructures and how it can be used for atmospheric monitoring and imaging.

Studying our modules will give you cutting-edge knowledge that is applicable to careers in both industry and research.

Things to Look Forward To