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What will I learn?

The generation and use of electricity are fundamental to modern life.

The increased use of electrified transportation, data centres and IT devices leads to ever increasing reliance on power electronics supported technologies. Electrical and Electronic Engineers have a vital role in addressing this challenge.

Master the principles, circuits, systems and solutions at the intersection of these exciting disciplines, covering areas such as power electronics and motor drives, renewable energies, energy generation and distribution, smart grids and energy management.

You'll experience a large team software engineering project, as well as managing a substantial individual project, allowing you to develop the knowledge and skills required to become a leader in the industry. With an increased choice of advanced option modules, you'll have the opportunity to engage with world-class researchers and work with our latest innovative technology.

You'll graduate with the abilities and approaches you will need to operate with confidence – as a researcher, expert designer or technical manager – in the challenging world of electrical engineering.

Assessment and feedback

Your assignments will be designed not just to test you but for you to creatively apply what you've learnt, and to stretch you to supply novel solutions. We use a variety of assessment styles, including exams, coursework and practical engineering tasks.

Careers and skills

The growth of the electrical and electronics industry means demand for new engineers is always high. Our students enter a wide range of jobs, not just in engineering, but in a variety of related fields such as software programming and hardware development.

For those wishing to take different career paths, the transferable skills you'll develop are highly valuable. Mathematics, programming, team working, and technical management are sought after in a huge range of sectors, from media to financial services. Recent employers have included Jaguar Land Rover, Gooee, Sky, ARM, BBC, BT and Network Rail.

Career opportunities

  • Software engineer
  • Project executive
  • Service desk analyst
  • Audit associate
  • App developer
  • Business consultant
  • Digital signal processing engineer
  • Electrical consultant
  • Environmental technician
  • Front end developer
  • Research technologist
  • Sound and lighting engineer

Which department am I in?

Electronic Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£24,000.00 (US$ 29,058) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2023

Venue

Main Site

Heslington,

York,

YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For an undergraduate degree, such as a BA or BSc, you will need. A High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and either ACT with minimum score of at least 26 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) or SAT® Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (writing, reading, mathematics) achieved prior to March 2016 or Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 600 in each component (evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics). We do not expect or require the optional essay component. Plus either Three AP subjects with grades ranging between 4 and 5; or Three SAT Subject Tests with scores ranging between 650 and 700+; A combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests is acceptable. Or Associates Degree with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better. If you're looking to gain entry to a course that requires A level Mathematics, AP Calculus AB or BC at grade 4 or higher is required. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of York

“The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.”

  • 94 per cent graduate employment rate
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • International scholarships available

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