This programme for graduates in electronic engineering or similar subjects 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.
Jointly delivered by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Leeds University Business School, the course allows you to tailor the programme of studies to your needs, selecting optional modules from three engineering themes and four business themes. A set of core modules provides the foundation of your knowledge and skills.
You’ll be taught by leading experts in technology and in business management, with practical lab classes 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 programme offers a unique opportunity to enhance both your technical and managerial skills.
The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is an exciting and stimulating environment where you’ll learn from leading researchers in areas pertinent to emerging and developing technologies. These technologies include future wireless and optical communications systems, renewable energy systems, ultrasound and bioelectronics systems, as well as nano, terahertz, and quantum technologies.
Leeds University Business School is also a leading international business school, globally, in the top 1%. It has world ranked programmes and internationally recognised teaching. You'll leave as a graduate of one of the top ten universities targeted by key employers such as Google, HSBC, Rolls-Royce and the Civil Services.
A set of compulsory modules form the core of the programme, developing your understanding of the electronics and technology industries 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. A dissertation will allow you to research and gain an in-depth understanding of key issues in developing technologies. Your research project will allow you to study how a new technology in electronic, electrical or communications engineering is being applied to a commercial environment.
To complete your studies, you’ll gain additional specialist knowledge through your choice of optional modules related to a range of different themes. You don’t have to choose modules from within the same themes – you can study topics as diverse or as specialised as you want to reflect your own interests or career plans.
Themes include healthcare technologies, energy, information management and other topics that reflect the research strengths of both Leeds University Business School and the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. We will expect you to take one or two optional modules offered by LUBS.
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the 2016 Engineering, Technology and Business Management module descriptions for more detail on what you will study.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
There are five compulsory modules. You’ll then take 75 credits of optional modules, which must include one or two modules offered by LUBS. You don’t have to choose modules from the same themes.
|- Industry Dissertation (15 credits)|
- Engineering, Technology and Business Management Project (45 credits)
- Risk Perception and Communication (15 credits)
- Operations and Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
- Managing for Innovation (15 credits)
|Optional modules: ICT Theme Modules|
|- Wireless Communications Systems Design (15 credits)|
- Communication Network Design (15 credits)
- Optical Communications Networks (15 credits)
- Data Communications and Network Security (15 credits)
- Digital Media Engineering (15 credits)
Programming (15 credits)
- Software Development (15 credits)
|Optional modules: Nano/Healthcare Theme Modules|
|- Next Generation Silicon Technologies (15 credits)|
- Micro and Nano-Electromechanical Systems (15 credits)
- Medical Electronics and E-Health (15 credits)
|Optional modules: Energy Theme Modules|
|- Grid-Connected Microgeneration Systems (15 credits)|
- Micro-grid Laboratory (15 credits)
- Power Electronics and Divers (15 credits)
- Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources (15 credits)
- Electric Drives (15 credits)
- Control Systems Design (15 credits)
- Electric Power Generation and Distribution (15 credits)
|Optional modules: LUBS - Operation and Supply Chain Theme|
|- Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains (15 credits)|
- Managing and Designing Value Chain Networks (15 credits)
|Optional modules: LUBS -Decision Research Theme|
|- Effective Decision Making (15 credits)|
- Advanced Management Decision Making (15 credits)
|Optional modules: LUBS - Innovation and Creativity Theme|
|- Strategic Management (15 credits)|
- Creative Industries Management (15 credits)
|Optional modules: LUBS - Information Management Theme|
|- Information Tools For Organisations (15 credits)|
- Challenges in Information Management (15 credits)
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. You’ll have regular contact with them through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings.
Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.
You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams. Optional modules may also use alternative assessment methods.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in an engineering, computing or physical sciences subject.
Applicants with a 2.2 may be considered if they can demonstrate specific competence in electronic and/or electrical engineering.
All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirementsIELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:
- don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
- want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.
Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Science and Engineering B (6 weeks) and Language for Science and Engineering A (10 weeks).
How to apply
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're 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.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students read Masters fees.
Scholarships and financial support
The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering offer a range of scholarships for Home, EU and International students.
Find out more about our Scholarships
The combination of technical and business knowledge you’ll gain from this programme 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.
More and more graduates are also finding careers in a range of companies that are applying digital technologies to improve their business.
You’ll have access to the wide range of engineering and computing careers resources held by our Employability team in our dedicated Employability Suite. You’ll have the chance to attend industry presentations book appointments with qualified careers consultants and take part in employability workshops. Our annual Engineering and Computing Careers Fairs provide further opportunities to explore your career options with some of the UK’s leading employers.
The University's Careers Centre also provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
A joint project is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on 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:
- 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
- Multiple antenna transmission and OFDMA for WiMax
- Modelling and control of a DC motor simulating a wind turbine
- Radio telescope
- Optimised control of autonomous air vehicle for indoor navigation
- Lightweight cryptography for power constrained micro-controllers
A proportion of projects are formally linked to industry, and may include spending time at the collaborator’s site over the summer.