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Swansea University

Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Europe, Australia, N America or Industry)

UCAS Code: H603
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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.

International Baccalaureate

To include 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics and 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea University is ranked 10th for Research Quality by the Times Good University Guide 2018. 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. Our state-of-the-art facilities include: - Digital Oscilloscopes Soldering Stations Signal Generators Electronics Laboratory PCB Fabrication Facility Wolfson Power Electronics and Power Systems Laboratory (peps). 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.


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

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
40% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
339 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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