Department of Electronics

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Welcome to the Department of Electronics. We are one of the UK's leading departments in Electronic Engineering.

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We offer a range of rewarding taught MSc programmes.‌

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See available PhD research projects and studentships or browse the Department's research portfolio and publications database.

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Read about the careers of recent graduates from the Department of Electronics at York. Or see what current students think of our undergraduate programmes.


Welcome to the Department of Electronics, a department dedicated to world-leading research and teaching in Electronic Engineering. Our research groups play significant roles on the national and international stage, collaborating with major industries and securing funding from research councils. In the latest REF assessment, 87% of our work was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. With respect to our teaching, in the most recent NSS survey in 2016 we were rated in the top 10 nationally for teaching quality (for the third year running) and in the top 5 for academic support. We offer a wide range of degree programmes specifically designed to educate you to be a world class engineer and maximise your full potential. 

Prof. Jon Timmis
Head of Department



Reconfigurable Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip for Cyber-Physical Systems

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Diana Göhringer, Ruhr-University Bochum


5G Vehicular Communications

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Dr Angela Doufexi, University of Bristol


Power balance and diffusion models for electromagnetic shielding

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Dr John Dawson, University of York

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Graduate Profiles

Read about the careers of recent graduates from the Department of Electronics at York. Or see what current students think of our undergraduate programmes.

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Supporting Women in Engineering


The Department of Electronics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Find out more about the Department's work in this area on our Women in Engineering pages.

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Department of Electronics students recognised as engineering rising stars by IET

Posted on Thursday 16 February 2017

Two students from the Department of Electronics are celebrating their success after receiving prestigious bursaries from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Handwriting provides window into health, new documentary reveals

Posted on Wednesday 25 January 2017

A new online documentary investigating how the study of handwriting could help improve the lives of people with movement disorders has been launched by a University of York historian, currently working in an interdisciplinary role in the Department of Electronics.

Tackling contaminated waters in Vanuatu

Posted on Wednesday 9 November 2016

At present in Vanuatu, over 10% of the population depend on unimproved river, lake or spring water. The situation grew worse following Cyclone Pam (March 2015), when half the population was without clean drinking water for one month after water and sanitation infrastructure was destroyed.