MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK

Course Overview

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

As a student on the Master's course in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, you will develop specialist skills aligned with the College of Engineering’s research interests and reflecting the needs of the electronics industry.

Key Features

The MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course covers the ability to apply the knowledge gained in the course creatively and effectively for the benefit of the profession, to plan and execute a programme of work efficiently, and to be able, on your own initiative, to enhance your skills and knowledge as required throughout your career.

Industry-standard equipment, such as a scanning tunnelling microscope for atomic scale probing or an hp4124 parameter analyzer for power devices, is used for simulation, implementation and communication. 

There will be the opportunity to choose and apply suitable prototyping and production methods and components, gain knowledge in constructing and evaluating advanced models of various manufacturing techniques, and be able to differentiate, analyse and discuss various product lifetime management solutions and how they affect different sectors of industry.

The modules on the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course can also be studied as stand-alone modules for those who are in employment seeking professional development or further knowledge in particular subject fields.

This course will be delivered at the Bay Campus, Swansea University from September 2015.

Description

Modules on the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:      

Communication Skills for Research Engineers
Energy Efficient Electronics Technologies
Advanced Power Electronics and Drives
Wide Band-Gap Electronics
Power Generation Systems
Modern Control Systems
Advanced Power Systems
Signals and Systems
Digital Communications
Optical Communications
Probing at the Nanoscale
RF and Microwaves
Wireless Communications
Optical Networks
Nanoscale Structures and Devices
MSc Research Project                           

View the full module listing by downloading the handbook for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2014/15 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £5,000 £15,000
MSc Part-time £1,667 £5,000

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Accreditation

The MSc Electronic and Electrical course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Swansea University is an Enhanced Academic Partner of IET. 

This MSc Electronic and Electrical degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

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).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Sample Timetable

Below is a sample timetable for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering Semester 1.

Please note timetables are subject to change.

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering timetable

Course Structure

MSc programmes are modular in structure. Students must obtain a total of 180 credits to qualify for the degree. This is made up of 120 credits in the taught element (Part One) and a project (Part Two) that is worth 60 credits and culminates in a written dissertation. Students must successfully complete Part One before being allowed to progress to Part Two.

Assessment

The award of the MSc is based on satisfactory performance in examinations, continuous assessment and research dissertation. The examinations are taken in January and May/June and, if passed satisfactorily, students move on to the full-time research project during the summer. The research dissertation is submitted in September and is examined externally.

Quote on the Course

"As an Enhanced Academic Partner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) we are able to give our students a great start to a career in electronic and electrical engineering.

We provide our students with access to state-of-the-art equipment and work closely with top companies in the UK and world-wide.”

Dr Andy McCowen, Course Director, College of Engineering

Careers

Employment in industry, research centres, government or as entrepreneurs in a wide range of careers, from a design and development role for electronic and electrical equipment or as a technological specialist contributing to a multi-disciplinary team in a range of fields, including medicine, travel, business and education.

Facilities

Engineering at Swansea University has extensive IT facilities and provides extensive software licenses and packages to support teaching. In addition the University provides open access IT resources.

Find out more about the facilities used by Electronic and Electrical students at Swansea University, including the electronics lab.  
 



Research

The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008 ranked Engineering at Swansea University as 8th in the UK for the combined score in the research quality across the Engineering disciplines.

World-leading research

The RAE showed that 73% of research produced by academic staff is classified as world-leading (4*) or of internationally excellent (3*) quality.

Research pioneered at the College of Engineering, Swansea University harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.

With recent academic appointments strengthening electronics research at the College, the Electronic Systems Design Centre (ESDC) has been re-launched to support these activities.

The Centre aims to represent all major electronics research within the College and to promote the Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree.

Best known for its research in ground-breaking Power IC technology, the key technology for more energy efficient electronics, the Centre is also a world leader in semiconductor device modelling, FEM and compact modelling.