BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Course Overview

BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea University is one of the most exciting subjects available to a university student. Like a challenge, good at solving problems and interested in how things work?

Our Research Quality is ranked 10th in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017.

Scholarships

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 Scholarships

Key Features

From mp3 players to the internet and from global mobile phone networks to renewable energy sources, electrical engineering defines the world around us.

Electrical and electronic engineering offers the chance to work all over the world. From the excitement of Formula One and BLOODHOUND SSC, to the massive particle accelerator CERN in Switzerland.

Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Swansea University?

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.

Our Research Quality is ranked 10th in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year 3 (Level 6)

Description

As a student on the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering course, you can expect to receive excellent teaching driven by world-class research with the use of state-of-the-art facilities. Our courses have a strong emphasis on practical lab classes.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering course are:

AAB-BBB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Physics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
Design Technology
IT/Computing
Biology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 at IB (including good HL marks in Mathematics).

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require DDD - DDM plus B grade at A level Mathematics. Studying A level Mathematics alongside a BTEC qualification is our strongly recommended entry pathway for those studying BTEC qualifications. Students not studying A level Mathematics, alongside their BTEC qualification, require D*DD-DDD with D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’, plus minimum GCSE grades of B in Mathematics and 2 x B grades in Science/Engineering/Manufacturing.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering course as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,450

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

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.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

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

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Sample Timetable

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

Please note timetables are subject to change.

Electrical Engineering Timetable

What do our students say?

Lewys Jenkins, Development Engineer for Jaguar Land Rover, Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate

"Swansea provided an excellent foundation in engineering, in both technical and management skills. This has allowed me to secure a position on one of the top rated graduate schemes in the country."

Mark Redfern, Graduate Electrical Engineer at Babcock International, Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate

"One of my favourite memories of studying at Swansea University has to be the Level 2 Group Design Project, working as a team of five to create a Micromouse."

Haydn Foster, Graduate Engineer at MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association), Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate

“I believe that studying various modules in a vast range of topics helped greatly with both the initial and final interview stages for my graduate job.”

Shirin Seifi, postgraduate student, Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate

"I love Swansea for its natural beauty and friendly people. The University has excellent new laboratories and friendly passionate experts."

Abdulaziz Assaifan, postgraduate student, Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate

"I would advise future students to take advantage of all the great staff and the facilities. It is a great chance to study under such great minds at Swansea University." 

What are my career options?

Our Electronic and Electrical Engineering courses are designed to give both a solid grounding in the subject and advanced concepts that enable our graduates to opt for careers in industry, research centres, government or as entrepreneurs.

Some of our recent Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates and their job roles:

George King Electronic and Electrical Engineering George King, Graduate Scheme at Defence Engineering Science Group, Ministry of Defence

David Forshaw David Forshaw, Rail and Transport Project Consultancy at Parsons Brinckhoff

Haydn Foster Haydn Foster, Graduate Engineer at MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association)

Lewys Jenkins, Development Engineer for Jaguar Land Rover

Mark Redfern, Graduate Electrical Engineer at Babcock International

What skills will I gain?

As a student on the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering course, you will be taught a wide range of technical skills necessary for a successful career in electrical and electronic engineering.

Our modules and assessments are also designed to develop problem solving, team work, report writing and oral presentation skills.

Examples of final year projects

  • Performance comparison of commercially available solar cells
  • Smart grey water recycling monitoring system
  • Voice controlled car
  • Cyber warfare: Detection of online terrorist activities
  • Ultra sensitive gas sensors based on zinc oxide and carbon nanostructures

Our student societies

Engineering and Sports Science Society logoAs an Engineering student at Swansea University, you will be able to join our thriving Engineering and Sports Science Society. Through the Society, you can meet people from other Engineering disciplines through events, socials, and industrial visits. 

‌We also have an active Electronic and Electrical Engineering society, which is open to all Electronic and Electrical Engineering students at Swansea. As part of the group, you can attend events, in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), be part of a like-minded group for discussions about your course, and be involved in professional development activities.

You can find out more about both Societies at the Fresher’s Fair during the Welcome Week of the first term.

Swansea University Race EngineeringAt Swansea University, you can design and build a single-seater racing car to compete against other universities, as part of our Formula Student team. This on-going competition is highly regarded by the engineering industry since it provides an excellent source of innovative ideas and highly motivated graduates. Find out more at www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/race-engineering

Electrical Engineering facilities

Our new home at the innovative Bay Campus provides some of the best university facilities in the UK, in an outstanding location.

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.

Our research is ranked as Top 10 in the

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.

The main research areas in electronic and electrical engineering include advanced telecommunications where staff are striving to increase mobile phone coverage and decrease optical fibre loss for high speed internet.

The Electronic Systems Design Centre (ESDC) focuses on improving the performance of microelectronic devices such as transistors using novel designs and materials.

In the Systems and Process Engineering Centre (SPEC), researchers are developing sensors that are smaller, more sensitive and cheaper than existing technology, as well as improving solar panel performance.