UKESF Electronics at Leeds
UKESF Electronics at Leeds
Electronics: Helping to Create our Future
The University of Leeds School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/electronic), one of the top E&EE Schools in the UK, is delighted to be hosting an Electronic Engineering course funded by the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (www.ukesf.org).
The world that we live in is constantly evolving and technology is at the very heart of this change. Only a generation ago you were lucky if your family had a landline phone in their home. Now, everyone has a ‘smart’ phone capable of incredible things, containing highly complex processors, advanced communications and all packed with electronics.
Exciting developments in electronics mean we can develop innovative products and help transform the way we live; from health care and medicine to entertainment. In the future, we will see ‘smart’ cities with transportation, energy consumption, security and water use all improved through Electronics. Electronics enables engineers and inventors to create solutions that tackle the World’s problems and to improve lives.
The School of School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering undertakes a wide range of research in Electronics. Topics include bio-medical inspired electronics, wireless communications, music-technology, nano-technology, robotics and all the clever (mathematical) signal processing algorithms contained in your smart phone (e.g., for GPS, voice, speaker and image recognition, video camera, etc.) Our research is making a difference through applications that include next generation mobile phones, environmental, music and healthcare technologies.
But none of these advances in these industries would be possible without the work of Electronic Engineers!
What’s it all about?
The course is run by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and aims to excite you about studying electronics at university. It will also provide a flavour of the academic side of undergraduate life. For a taster – listen to what our third year students describe their own projects: https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/info/201484/hands-on_learning/38/project_work/3
You will experience lectures and hands-on challenges with academics from a number of leading universities, and you’ll learn about the range of electronic engineering degree programmes available. The academic programme will include lectures on a range of subjects such as communications, analogue and digital electronics, nanotechnology and bio-inspired electronics. You will live as students in Halls of Residence and you will have time for a mix of independent and organised social activities in addition to the academic programme.
This course will show you how stimulating and varied electronic engineering can be as a career and the important role it plays in the technological advances valued by society.
What will I be doing?
• Ultimately, finding out what electronic engineering is all about and how a university degree can lead to a fulfilling and well-paid job.
• Getting involved with hands-on team “design and build electronics” as part of laboratory sessions.
• Working on motion control of robotic buggies and using a modular robotics kit.
• Attending lectures (by experts in the field) to learn about current new areas of research in Electronic Engineering.
• Meeting graduate engineers from world-leading electronic engineering companies who will talk about their exciting jobs.
• Developing many other skills during practical sessions including team-working and communication.
• Visiting a company to see some exciting applications of electronic technologies.
• Exploring what life at university might be like, attending social events and meeting current students who can give you the very best advice.
• And last, but not least, learn how you can transform the world!