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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, N. America, Australia or industry) at Swansea University is accredited by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Swansea University is an Enhanced Academic Partner of IET.
This degree is accredited as:
1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.
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.
The BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) is 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, Graduate Scheme at Defence Engineering Science Group, Ministry of Defence
David Forshaw, Rail and Transport Project Consultancy at Parsons Brinckhoff
Lewys Jenkins, Development Engineer for Jaguar Land Rover
Mark Redfern, Graduate Electrical Engineer at Babcock International
As a student on the BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a year in Europe, North America, Australia or industry) 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.
As 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.
At 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
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.