This is a practically-oriented but advanced course in the area of electronics design applied to RFID and sensor networks. The programme is distinctive in that it provides a strong RFID and sensor networks core backup up with modules that allow students to choose additional application areas, learn more about wireless communications systems or develop their understanding of the business issues related to the exploitation of new technologies.
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Originally founded in 1898, the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering rapidly established an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Over one hundred years later, the School continues to lead the way as a centre of excellence. This is underlined by the most recent UK Government Teaching Quality Assessment exercise, in which the School was awarded an outstanding 23 marks out of a possible 24, and the latest Research Assessment Exercise, in which we were awarded 5* – one of only five UK universities with the maximum 5* award for research in electronic engineering. Research in the School is very well funded, with support from the EPSRC, European Union, the MOD and industry with an annual research expenditure is around £6 million.
This means that we are able to attract the best staff and develop excellent laboratory facilities. An active research environment is essential to achieve the highest-calibre tuition in a fast-moving discipline such as Electronic and Electrical Engineering, since it ensures our teaching staff, and hence our undergraduate and postgraduate courses and facilities remain at the cutting edge of the field.
What you study
* Radio Frequency Identification
* Wireless Sensor Networks and Location Systems
plus any two from:-
* Wireless Communications System Design
* Medical Electronics and E-Health
* Intelligent Buildings
* Strategic Management of Technology and Manufacturing Innovation (delivered by the Leeds University Business School)
The options also allow students from diverse fields such as medical electronics or building design / management to tailor the programme to their needs. The distinctiveness of the programme is the excellent CPD opportunity it gives students from a range of industries and agencies.
Substantial elements of practical work will be carried out by the students, giving them confidence with software and digital hardware implementations using microcontrollers and FPGAs. Students will conduct mini-projects in their own time, seeking academic guidance and advice when needed.