- Course: Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc
- Nationality: American
Why did you decide to study MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds?
After working in the industry for some time as an electrical engineer, I decided that getting a MSc degree would help me gain the expertise required for more research-oriented roles. I chose the University of Leeds because the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is a prestigious school offering many exciting research directions that I can possibly follow.
What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University and why?
The best aspect of the MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering course is that it spans a wide range of modules from FPGA design for system-on-chip to electric power generation by renewable sources. I hope to gain a better understanding of my area and a richer skill set in the areas demanded by both academia and the industry. Another important aspect of this course is that it matches well to the current state of the technology.
What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?
Leeds is a lively and fun big city, but at the same time, it is not one of those big cities which makes you exhausted at the end of the day. I especially like the beautiful nature that I can reach very easily once I get out of the inner circle. There are many options available for student accommodations and most of them are within walking distance to the university. City centre and the train station are also within walking distance.
What Experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?
There are skills such as programming and academic writing which I developed a lot here. I think my technical English is much more mature now. These will help me immensely in the future.
What are your ambitions for the future?
I would like to be a part of a research team which tackles important and challenging engineering problems. Technology today is the driving force that revolutionizes our lives. I would like to make key contributions to this rapidly changing world.
What would you say to students coming to do the same course?
I guess the best tip for students coming to the MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering is that use the resources available to you such as the great libraries, well-equipped laboratories and the guidance from the faculty. It is a fast paced and demanding course, therefore be prepared for the hard work.