BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Year Out)

2017 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We have places available for Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2017. For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2017 Clearing and Adjustment pages.

Course Overview

BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry)

Electrical and Electronic 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? As a student on the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) course, you could make a contribution to the technological revolution that is radically changing the way that we live.

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 2016.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-142Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Instrumentation and Control
EG-143Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Digital Design
EG-144Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamic Systems
EG-150Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Signals and Systems
EG-151Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Microcontrollers
EG-152Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Analogue Design
EG-155Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Circuit Analysis
EG-168Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Professional Development
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2
EGA107Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Power Engineering
EGA108Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Functional and Smart Materials

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Statistical Methods in Engineering
EG-233Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
EG-240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Electronic Circuits
EG-241Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Electrical Machines
EG-242Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Electronic Materials and Devices
EG-243Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Control Systems
EG-244Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Software Engineering
EG-247Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Signals and Systems
EG-252Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Group Design Exercise
EGA207Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Electromagnetics
EGA211Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Semiconductor Technology
EGA222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)5Practical Circuits A
EGA223Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)5Practical Circuits B

Description

As a student on the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) 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 (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) 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 (preferably 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 for the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) 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

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

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 (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) 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.

A Year Abroad or Industry

The year in industry can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. The advantages of the placement year are extensive. 

For example, not only will you gain valuable industrial experience, you will also be paid a salary for that year. Currently, the average annual salary is over £15,000.

Support and guidance is provided to help you secure a placement. There are CV writing workshops, presentations from students and companies. Plus advice on job hunting and application tips.

Find out more on our Year in Industry website:

Interested in study abroad as part of your degree? Find out more about studying abroad as part of your degree.

Accreditation

The BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for 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).  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).  A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for 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.