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    Full time & Part time available

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    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

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  • Last Updated

    06 September 2018

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As a student on the Master's course in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, you will develop specialist skills aligned with the College of Engineering’s research interests and reflecting the needs of the electronics industry.

Key Features of MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • Taught on brand new £450million beachside Bay Campus 

The MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering course covers the ability to apply the knowledge gained in the course creatively and effectively for the benefit of the profession, to plan and execute a programme of work efficiently, and to be able, on your own initiative, to enhance your skills and knowledge as required throughout your career.

Industry-standard equipment, such as a scanning tunnelling microscope for atomic scale probing or an hp4124 parameter analyser for power devices, is used for simulation, implementation and communication.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering students will have the opportunity to choose and apply suitable prototyping and production methods and components, gain knowledge in constructing and evaluating advanced models of various manufacturing techniques, and be able to differentiate, analyse and discuss various product lifetime management solutions and how they affect different sectors of industry.

The modules on the MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering course can also be studied as stand-alone modules for those who are in employment seeking professional development or further knowledge in particular subject fields.

Modules on Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Modules on the MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering may include:

  • Communication Skills for Research Engineers
  • Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Wide Band-gap Electronics
  • Advanced Power Electronics and Drives
  • Modern Control Systems
  • Advanced Power Systems
  • Energy and Power Electronics Laboratory
  • Power Systems with Project
  • Power Generation Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Communications
  • Optical Fibre Communications
  • Probing at the Nanoscale
  • RF and Microwaves
  • Wireless Communications
  • Optical Networks
  • Nanoscale Structures and Devices


MSc in 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 other countries that are signatories to international accords.


The Bay Campus includes an extensive Engineering Quarter, designed to capitalise on our research expertise and our collaboration with major companies.

The £450 million development project includes specialist laboratories and excellent computing facilities. £0.75 million was spent on Electronic and Electrical Engineering facilities at the Bay Campus.

Our Electronic and Electrical Engineering degrees schemes make extensive use of our dedicated Electronics Laboratory and Electronics Project Laboratory.

Electronics Laboratory and Electronics Project Laboratory

Both are well equipped with digital oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, signal generators and soldering stations as well as PCs that are linked to the College’s network of PCs.

Students are required to design and build their own circuits, so a dedicated pcb fabrication facility with associated software is provided and technician support is on hand.

Individual research project

A significant component of both the undergraduate and taught MSc degrees is the individual research project.

These are carried out within our research areas and therefore students have access to sophisticated equipment (e.g. a scanning tunnelling microscope for atomic scale probing or a hp4124 parameter analyzer for power devices) and resources not normally found in undergraduate laboratories.

Engineering Quarter

At the College of Engineering, we continually strive for excellence in our teaching and research. The Bay Campus provides the space for growth and enable us to build on our current success, co-locating industry with our academic staff and students including those in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The Bay Campus includes purpose built facilities for students, staff and businesses allowing for the benefits of co-location, enabling applied research, an accelerated innovation pathway and employment opportunities. 

The seven buildings that form the College of Engineering house high-tech teaching and research laboratories. There are brand new lecture theatres, smaller tutorial and seminar rooms, teaching laboratories and PC facilities.

Engineering East

Engineering East is home to the Engineering Manufacturing Centre, which along with the Swansea Bay Innovation Hub, has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.

It provides work areas and research space for staff and research students involved in Civil Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Materials and Mechanical Engineering. The building also incorporates the main workshop facilities for the whole of the College of Engineering.

As part of the College of Engineering, Engineering East has a strong focus on manufacturing industry and primarily provides a research and development resource for manufacturing applications. It houses a state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscope facility. In addition it is home to the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating and the SPECIFIC project.

Engineering East includes research groups studying polymers and composites, materials, civil engineering, electronics and sport and exercise science. It has eight ‘Research Hubs’ providing accommodation for up to 60 academic staff and up to 275 researchers.

The building has been designed to provide state-of-the-art facilities for research particularly in manufacturing. It provides research space which is flexible and large scale allowing full size experimentation and prototype development to take place.

Key facts

  • 11,000 sqm building.
  • BREEAM Excellent rating. BREEAM is the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
  • Includes space for the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, (WCPC).
  • SPECIFIC pilot line, offices and laboratories.
  • Main disciplines: Civil Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Materials Engineering including testing facilities and Scanning Electron Microscopes.
  • Main engineering workshop and Formula Student workshop.
  • This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

Visit the Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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