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Swansea University

Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a Year in Industry

UCAS Code: H601

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

Including Mathematics.

Considered on an individual basis.

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

To include 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics or, if following the new Maths Curriculum, 5 at HL (or 6 at SL) “Mathematics: analysis and approaches”, or 5 at HL (or 7 at SL) “Mathematics: applications and interpretation”. Plus 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

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

D*D*D*

To include B at A Level Mathematics. Must be in relevant subject. If student is not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

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

UCAS Tariff

128-136

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is one of the most exciting subjects to study. From MP3 players to the internet and from global mobile phone networks to renewable energy sources, the subject defines the world around us. Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates have the chance to work all over the world.

Engineering at Swansea University has an international reputation for electronics research. Our internationally-renowned research in power electronics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and biometrics feeds back into our courses to keep them up-to-date and relevant to industry.

This degree will train you for a career in electrical, electronic, and nano-engineering in a wide range of industry sectors and give you the ability to use analytical skills and tools to solve problems relevant to the application of engineering to the electronics industry. It will also provide a foundation for you to aim for the prized Chartered Engineer status.

Many of Swansea’s graduates in electronic and electrical engineering have gone on to become senior executives of multinational companies, and even multimillionaire entrepreneurs. Recent graduates have gone on to work at the Ministry of Defence, Jaguar Land Rover and Babcock International.

**Why Swansea?**
- **Electronic and Electrical Engineering is ranked 13th in the UK** (Times Good University Guide 2020)

- We are **9th in the UK for Graduate Prospects** (The Guardian University League Table 2020)

- **93% of our graduates are in Graduate Level Employment within 6 months** (DLHE 16/17 Graduates)

- **Average salary is £25,000** for a Swansea University Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate

**Electronic and Electrical Engineering Facilities include:**
- 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

**Accreditation**
This Electronic and Electrical Engineering course at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), as further learning to Masters level for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed by Chartered Engineers. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by many countries that are signatories to international accords.

**Did you know all of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad?** These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

Year 1 Areas studied typically include: - Analogue Design - Circuit Analysis - Digital Design - Dynamic Systems - Functional and Smart Materials - Instrumentation and Control - Microcontrollers - Signals and Systems Year 2 Areas studied typically include: - Control Systems - Electrical Machines - Electromagnetics - Electronic Circuits - Electronic Materials and Devices - Practical Circuits - Semiconductor Technology - Software Engineering Year 3 Areas studied typically include: - Microwave Circuits and Antennas - Nanoelectronics - Power Electronics - Quantum Devices Year 4 (MEng) Areas studied typically include: - Advanced Power Electronics and Drives - Advanced Power Systems - Entrepreneurship for Engineers - Modern Control Systems - Power Semiconductor Devices

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.

77%
med
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

89%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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
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Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
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.

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