This degree will train you for a career in electrical, electronic and nano-engineering positions across a wide range of sectors.
As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of advanced specialist equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider industry.
To find out more about what the course is like, we interviewed Dr. Richard Cobley, our Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with some frequently asked questions.
Why Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea?
Engineering at Swansea University has a strong reputation and attracts students from across the world.
Did you know?
Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 13th in the UK by the Times Good University Guide 2020.
We are also ranked 9th for Graduate Prospects by The Guardian University League Table 2020.
Within six months of graduating, 93% of Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduate DLHE).
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a YEAR IN INDUSTRY (UCAS H601), in the UK or overseas, giving valuable workplace experience as well as a salary that is currently over £15,000 on average. Support and guidance is provided to help secure your placement.
We also offer you the option to spend a YEAR ABROAD (UCAS H600) at a partner university which enriches the degree, giving a valuable cultural experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.
Alexander George, MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering
"After 5 years of attending Swansea University, I have finally achieved my Master of Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree with a first class honours! I am so immensely proud to say that I powered through it, even through the lowest of times. I couldn't have done it without help from friends, family, and the amazing people and lecturers I've met at the university. Everyone I met at Swansea I will miss dearly, and hope to keep in contact as the future opens up for me.
For anyone struggling with university, or anything at all for that matter, know that there is help available from lots of different sources. Spread the message far and wide. I've met so many people through my time in Swansea, and the majority of students, including myself, absolutely needed that help! Together, we can crush student anxieties and feelings of worthlessness and doubt."
Your Electronic and Electrical Engineering Experience
Our state-of-the-art facilities inform much teaching and research. You can gain practical experience working with digital oscilloscopes, soldering stations and signal generators.
You will become familiar with a number of laboratories, from our own electronics laboratory and the PCB fabrication facility, to Wolfson Power Electronics and Power Systems laboratory (PEPS), and the Smart City and Antenna lab.
At Swansea you work in and around a thriving research environment. Internationally renowned research is undertaken in power electronics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and biometrics.
Niall's experience studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea
Electronic and Electrical Engineering Employment Opportunities
Graduates of Electronic and Electrical Engineering are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:
Control and Instrumentation Engineer
Swansea graduates in Electronic and Electrical Engineering have become senior executives of multinational companies, progressing to organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, Jaguar Land Rover and Babcock International.
Many of our graduates also go on to have interesting and varied careers at companies such as, Tata Steel, Renishaw, Siemens, Babcock, Dyson, GE Power, Ericsson, MOD and Airbus. 93% of our graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating with their average salary being £24,000 (16/17 Graduate DLHE).
January entry is only available to International students. The Student Loans Company regulations do not support January entry for UK/EU students on a programme with this format.
Teaching block one (TB1) runs from September until January and during this block, for this year, this course will be taught in a 'blended' way. This means that some teaching will be done online and some will be on campus. The online teaching, where you will be physically apart from your lecturer, can be 'live' with your lecturer present and where you’ll be able to interact. Some of it may be self-directed which means that you can access the learning materials at a time to suit you.
The exact mix of these activities will vary by discipline and year; not all activities will be used in all cases.
Live streamed lectures
PC Lab classes
Individual project meetings
Design group meetings
Individual mentoring meetings
Office hour for each module
Guided Learning Programme
Recorded worked examples
Formative tests and examples
Individual project work
PC Lab classes
Practical/PC project work
Self-study in library
Self-study in PC Labs
Design group meetings
This course offers some modules taught through the medium of
Welsh or bilingually for students who consider themselves to be
fluent Welsh speakers. For more details on the provision available
see the Welsh Provision expander below.
There are opportunities for Welsh speakers to study this subject through the medium of Welsh and our dedicated academy, Academi Hywel Teifi, is here to support you throughout your time at Swansea University. We offer you:
An interview through the medium of Welsh when applying for a place.
The option to receive your personal correspondence in Welsh, English or bilingually - we will then communicate with you in your language of choice.
Access to modules taught wholly or partly in Welsh.
The option to write and submit your coursework or exams through the medium of Welsh (even if you have chosen to study in English), and your work will be marked in Welsh.
A Welsh-speaking academic tutor.
One-to-one support to improve your academic Welsh language skills.
An opportunity to gain an additional free qualification that serves as evidence of your Welsh language ability for future employers.
To see further details about the level of provision delivered in Welsh on this particular degree scheme, please see the Welsh-language course page for further information.
Since 2011, there has been a 40% increase in the number of students studying through the medium of Welsh at Swansea University and our TEF* data over the last two years shows that Welsh-medium students are high achievers in regards to employability (*Swansea University TEF return 2017 and 2018).
The MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), as further learning to Masters level for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Engineering Council 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). Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed by Chartered Engineers. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by many countries that are signatories to international accords.
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.
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
Academi Hywel Teifi at Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offer a number of generous scholarships and bursaries for students who wish to study through the medium of Welsh or bilingually.
For further information about the opportunities available to you, visit the Academi Hywel Teifi Scholarships and Bursaries page.
Access to your own digital device/the appropriate IT kit will be essential during your time studying at Swansea University. Access to wifi in your accommodation will also be essential to allow you to fully engage with your programme. See our dedicated webpages for further guidance on suitable devices to purchase, and for a full guide on getting your device set up.
You may face additional costs while at university, including (but not limited to):
Travel to and from campus
Printing, photocopying, binding, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
Purchase of books or texts
Gowns for graduation ceremonies
The tuition fees 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 and in some instances installable on the students own equipment.
Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.
Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
Here in the College of Engineering, we are very proud of the excellent career prospects of our Engineering graduates.
We are continually striving to improve the employability of our students, by cultivating strong relationships with graduate employers and by ensuring our students are as prepared as they can be for the world of work. Find out more about our Careers & Employability service within the College of Engineering here.
As well as subject specific support by college teaching staff and your
personal academic mentor, the Centre for Academic
Success provides courses, workshops and one-to-one support in areas
Maths and statistics
Revision, memory and exam techniques
English language skills (if English is not your first language).
In addition, if you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), disability,
mental health or medical condition, the Centre for Academic Success have
Specialist Tutors to support your learning, working alongside the Disability Office and Wellbeing Service to support all your needs and
requirements whilst studying at Swansea University.
Providing the best student experience possible is of the utmost importance to us at the College of Engineering, and we have well-established systems and support staff in place in order to facilitate this. We have regular Maths, Chemistry and Software Cafes for students to develop their skills within these areas. Find out more about the student support we offer here.
Your degree programme may already give you an option to study or work abroad
but in addition to this you can also consider an international summer
These programmes are open to all our undergraduate students and include
culture and study tours, volunteering programmes and internships across
destinations such as China, Zambia, South Korea, Japan, Europe and Canada.
Programmes are typically 2 – 6 weeks long and funding is available. See our
Summer Programmes for further information.
My degree catapulted me into a graduate engineer role at HORIBA-MIRA, a world-class centre for vehicle engineering, test and development. The course covered a broad range of topics, building strong foundations on which I could start my career. Using the knowledge and skills I developed at Swansea University, I quickly became an effective member of the team and regularly work alongside experts in the field.