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Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc


Course Description

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.

The MSc 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 analyzer for power devices, is used for simulation, implementation and communication.

There will be 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 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.The MSc Electronic and Electrical course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Swansea University is an Enhanced Academic Partner of IET.

This MSc Electronic and Electrical degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Modules on the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

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

Links with Industry

At Swansea University, Electronic and Electrical Engineering has an active interface with industry and many of our activities are sponsored by companies such as Agilent, Auto Glass, BT and Siemens.

This discipline has a good track record of working with industry both at research level and in linking industry-related work to our postgraduate courses. We also have an industrial advisory board that ensures our taught courses maintain relevance.

Our research groups work with many major UK, Japanese, European and American multinational companies and numerous small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to pioneer research. This activity filters down and influences the project work that is undertaken by all our postgraduate students.

Career Prospects

Employment in industry, research centres, government or as entrepreneurs in a wide range of careers, from a design and development role for electronic and electrical equipment or as a technological specialist contributing to a multi-disciplinary team in a range of fields, including medicine, travel, business and education are just some of the potential career pathways available to you as an Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate.

Research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.

The REF assesses the quality of research in the UK Higher Education sector, assuring us of the standards we strive for.

World-Leading Research

The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE.

Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.

With recent academic appointments strengthening electronics research at the College, the Electronic Systems Design Centre (ESDC) has been re-launched to support these activities.

The Centre aims to represent all major electronics research within the College and to promote the Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree.

Best known for its research in ground-breaking Power IC technology, the key technology for more energy efficient electronics, the Centre is also a world leader in semiconductor device modelling, FEM and compact modelling.

Quote on the Course

"As an Enhanced Academic Partner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) we are able to give our students a great start to a career in electronic and electrical engineering.

We provide our students with access to state-of-the-art equipment and work closely with top companies in the UK and world-wide.”

Dr Andy McCowen, Course Director, College of Engineering

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



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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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