Eric Wen

Eric Wen

PhD Electronic and Electrical Engineering

I finished my master and PhD degree in electrical and electronics engineering at Swansea University

Why did you decide to study MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering?

Electrical and electronic engineers work at the forefront of practical technology, improving the devices and systems we use every day. I know that this degree will stand me in good stead for my future, whatever career path I decide to take.

What was your favourite thing about your course?

My favourite thing is that I was taught by experts in their fields. A variety of teaching methods such as lectures, lab sessions, and independent study create an optimum learning environment for me. I like the modules Swansea University set for the course. Moreover, there are modules related to the power system, power electronics, semiconductor and nanotechnology, which means students could find out which path is their favourite.

Why did you decide to study your degree at Swansea University?

After I finished my master degree at Swansea University, I decided to pursue a PhD degree. As a current student, I'm familiar with the lecturers and some of the PhD students. I know they are very kind and helpful. I believe a perfect supervisor, good communication and teamwork is the key for a successful PhD study. Also, the College of Engineering moves from the Singleton campus to the brand new bay campus with well-equipped and dedicated labs. Meanwhile, the highly increased research reputation of Swansea University is also an important reason for me to continue my PhD at Swansea.

What do you enjoy most about Swansea and Swansea University?

I really enjoy the PhD experience here. I appreciate my supervisor Dr. Meghdad Fazeli. He is a very kind person. We know that guidance is essential for research, especially when you are stuck in some particular technique problem. Dr. Fazeli did encourage me and help me to solve these issues. Moreover, since English is not my first language, he also went through the paper word by word, made comments and corrections. I did learn immensely. If someone is thinking to pursue PhD degree in electrical and electronics engineering at Swansea University, Dr. Fazeli will definitely be a great choice.

I also enjoy the facilities and equipment on the bay campus, which are fantastic. The staffs and students are amicable here. Swansea is a lovely and nice city, and I enjoy walking alongside the beach during my spare time.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about studying Engineering at Swansea University?

There are many modules combined with the theoretical course and experimental at Swansea University. It is necessary to familiar with the subject you will be teaching. Review and study the concepts on which the laboratory is based. Besides, listen and take notes from any initial briefing given at the start of the class are good habit, in which some of the common difficulties will be addressed by the lecturer or demonstrator.

What are you planning/hoping to do after doing your Postgraduate Research?

I look forward to an opportunity to begin my career in real-life power system engineering and give full play to my professional expertise.