Electrical Engineering at Swansea University
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.
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
Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.
|Module Code||Semester||Credits||Module Name|
|EG-142||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Instrumentation and Control|
|EG-143||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Digital Design|
|EG-144||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Dynamic Systems|
|EG-150||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Signals and Systems|
|EG-151||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Microcontrollers|
|EG-152||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Analogue Design|
|EG-155||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Circuit Analysis|
|EG-168||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Engineering Professional Development|
|EG-189||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Engineering Analysis 1|
|EG-190||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Engineering Analysis 2|
|EGA107||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Power Engineering|
|EGA108||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Functional and Smart Materials|
|Module Code||Semester||Credits||Module Name|
|EG-219||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Statistical Methods in Engineering|
|EG-233||Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)||0||Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year|
|EG-240||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Electronic Circuits|
|EG-241||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Electrical Machines|
|EG-242||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Electronic Materials and Devices|
|EG-243||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Control Systems|
|EG-244||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Software Engineering|
|EG-247||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Signals and Systems|
|EG-252||Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)||20||Group Design Exercise|
|EGA207||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Electromagnetics|
|EGA211||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Semiconductor Technology|
|EGA222||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||5||Practical Circuits A|
|EGA223||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||5||Practical Circuits B|
Students choose 120 credits from the following:
|Module Code||Semester||Credits||Module Name|
|EG-319||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||IC Design|
|EG-340||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Design Electronics|
|EG-341||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Microwave Circuits and Antennas|
|EG-342||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Power Systems|
|EG-345||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Power Electronics|
|EG-353||Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)||30||Research Project|
|EG-386||Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)||10||Engineering Management|
|EGA333||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Communications|
Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:
NOTE : TB1 Options
|Module Code||Semester||Credits||Module Name||Guidance|
|EG-350||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Digital Communications|
|EG-355||Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)||10||Quantum Devices|
The objectives of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme are:
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:
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.
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.
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.