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Swansea University

Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H605

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

Considered on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

With D in all Maths modules

Accepted in lieu of one non-subject specific grade at A Level.

UCAS Tariff

104-112

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

**Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea University is ranked 10th in the UK for Research Quality by the Times Good University Guide 2018.** Engineering offers an enormous range of career opportunities for graduates. If you do not have typical entry qualifications, or are an overseas student without the entry requirements for the first year, the integrated foundation year is designed to provide wider access to accredited honours degrees.Our state-of-the-art facilities include:- New Bay Campus- State-of-the-art electronics laboratories- PCP fabrication facilities- Communications and nanoelectronics research facilities- Wolfson Power Electronics and Power Systems (PEPS) Laboratory- Software development and maker spaces**95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE) the average salary for our Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates is 25,000.**

Modules

Below is a sample of some of the modules that you might expect to study at each level of the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year degree (it should be noted that these do vary from year to year):
- Development of Key Skills for Engineers;
- Fundamentals of Materials
- Basic Engineering Analysis
- 1a; Basic Engineering Analysis
- 1b; Foundation Chemistry
- Engineering Science
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Mechanics
- Thermofluid Mechanics
- Basic Engineering Analysis 2a
- Basic Engineering Analysis 2b

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Engineering professionals
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Electrical and electronic engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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