BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Course Overview

BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

This Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) programme is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, understanding and skills that are of fundamental importance to the activities and development of an Incorporated Engineer, or someone who will progress to Chartered Engineer with further study.

They provide students with sufficient fundamental knowledge and exposure to current ideas and techniques to enable them to develop solutions to real Engineering problems.

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

  • 10th in the UK for Research Quality (Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • 89% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months (DHLE)
  • Year in Industry + Year Abroad Schemes Available
  • Scholarships available to outstanding students
  • Taught on brand new £450million beachside Bay Campus

The programme covers a wide range of topics in EEE from Semiconductor Technologies to Power Systems and Power Electronics, and from Telecommunications to Analogue and Digital Designs, and from Control Systems to Programming and Microcontrollers. EEE course at Swansea University is proud of having a very hands-on structure, which makes our graduates very desirable to industries. As an example, our students in their second year undertake a module known as “Group Design Exercise”. In this module, groups of 4-6 students design and build autonomous “micro-mouse” robots.  All stages of the process (including circuit design, Microcontroller programming, etc.) are done by the students under supervisions of academic staff and our technicians.

The “micro-mouse” robots, which are designed and build by students in their second year, are supposed to perform a variety of tasks including fighting each other, which is examined during a fun trip to Gregynog.

Here's a video of the final match of 2012-13

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-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

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10IC Design
EG-340Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design Electronics
EG-341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Microwave Circuits and Antennas
EG-342Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Systems
EG-345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Power Electronics
EG-353Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Research Project
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EGA333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Communications
Optional Modules
 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : TB1 Options

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-350Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Digital Communications
EG-355Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Quantum Devices
AND
 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : TB2 Options

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-351Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Communication Systems and Networks
EGA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Nanoelectronics

Description

The objectives of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme are:

  • To provide students with a solid background in the design and analysis of Electrical and Electronic Systems.
  • To build computer modelling and simulation skills using EEE industrial standard software such as: Matlab-Simulink, PSpice, SILVACO, PSCAD, and PSIM.
  • To build engineering skills required when working in industry, including the ability to break a complex engineering problem into component parts, to design, simulate and build solutions, and to be able to prepare and understand technical reports.
  • To build critical awareness regarding ethical, environmental, and socioeconomic aspects of an EEE challenge when working with an industry, through introducing professional codes of conduct (e.g. the IET Rules of Conduct).   
  • To nurture computer modelling skills by encouraging students to develop their own software with the final purpose of analysing realistic civil engineering problems.
  • To build critical awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of different design approaches when facing a civil engineering problem, including aspects such as environmental constraints, economy or health and safety.

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 to including 5 at HL or 6 at SL Mathematics and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language.

Students studying for BTEC qualifications in relevant subjects require D*D*D* - D*D*D, to include B at A Level Mathematics. If they are 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.

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 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,950

Important Information for 2018/19: The Welsh Government has recently issued a statement (July 2017) outlining intentions to increase the maximum tuition fee in 2018/19 for full-time undergraduate degree programmes in line with inflation. This may mean the maximum tuition fee for 2018/19 could be set to increase from £9,000 to £9,295 per annum. If the Welsh Government passes this update to The Higher Education (Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2015 later in the year, the University will apply to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to increase its maximum fee level to £9,295 subject to satisfactory approval of a variation to the 2018/19 Fee & Access plan. If approved by HEFCW, the University will immediately write to all students affected notifying them of this fee increase as soon as is practically possible.

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.

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.

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.