The Department of Electronics negotiates internship opportunities with leading companies in the UK for the top performing students on our taught MSc programmes each year. These three-month paid internships run from October to December immediately following the completion of studies.
In the 2012/13 academic year, companies included CB Electronics, Meridian Audio, Oxford Digital and Sondrel. In the 2013/14 academic year, companies included ARM Ltd and Chemring TS (Roke Manor Research).
Ming Li writes below about his internship experience at Oxford Digital:
My name is Ming Li and I completed the MSc Digital Systems Engineering in 2012/13 at the University of York with a final distinction degree. After the course, the department contacted some industry partners to offer internship opportunities for graduates. After several trials and interviews, I won the opportunity for taking a 3 month internship at Oxford Digital in the audio field.
During the internship at Oxford Digital, I am mainly responsible of the Voice Bandwidth Extension (VBE) project. This project aims to overcome the audio frequency limitations inherent in telephony communication. It provides full-range extension of low frequencies as appropriate for voice, and high frequency extension over a whole octave.
The working environment in the company is excellent and every colleague is also very friendly. They are ready to help you to solve problems in the project. I have learned a lot through this internship and extend my knowledge to real audio industry part. Many knowledge and experiences learned in MSc courses help me a lot in actual industrial project and enable me to directly get inside deeply into the project. Coding skills like MATLAB and VHDL are widely used in the company. For future development, currently I am pursuing a further PhD opportunity at the University of Oxford.
Opportunities for 2014/15 will be announced during the year. Please join us to be part of this exciting opportunity.