BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

93% of UWTSD students at the School of Applied Computing were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

Graduates from this programme will be equipped with skills and knowledge at the forefront of their discipline to meet the specialised needs of industry, thus enhancing graduate employability.

This programme is designed to enhance industrial relevance by focusing on the practical application of theory whilst maintaining academic rigour.

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Key Facts

UCAS Code (HND): 116H
UCAS Code (Foundation): 53R2
UCAS Code (BEng): 3TY8
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 or 4 Years Full-time

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
School of Applied Computing
Contact Name:
Gareth Jones
Contact Email:
computing@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice
English  

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This BEng course will develop knowledge of both the electrical and electronic engineering needed for modern industrial organisations.  

Students study fundamental electrical and electronic principles, microprocessors and mathematic. Electronics coverage includes circuit design, digital signal processing, power electronics and electronic system design.

The programme also covers electrical concepts, such as the theory of electrical principles, and electrical machines and drives. A subset of the electronics theme is embedded systems development, and this is supported by an introduction to computer programming, computer engineering and microprocessors. The instrumentation and control of electrical equipment is also addressed.

Emphasis is put on hands on exercises to reinforce the theoretical concepts covered in the lectures. Heavy use is put on industrial standard software packages such as Matlab, Xilinx, Mentor Graphics and Microsoft’s Visual Development Studio.

The School is equipped with state of the art digital signal processing and digital synthesis development systems made possible by equipment donations from Xilinx and Texas Instruments, this gives students the chance to gain first-hand experience on the best technology currently in use in industry.

The overall aim of this programme is to develop students with the skills to work in the electrical and electronic engineering domain. Through a number of industrial links the school has established a strong industrial demand for this programme. The expertise and skills you develop from designing and implementing solutions to defined problems as part of a team is highly regarded by employers.

Year 0 modules - Foundation Entry (for more details see here: Prof Ian Wells)

  • Academic Writing (20 credits)
  • Integrating Project (20 credits)
  • Mathematics (10 credits)
  • Further Mathematics (20 credits)
  • Science (10 credits)
  • Computer Systems (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Electronics (20 credits)

Year 1 modules - BEng/HND/HNC

  • Academic and Employability Skills (10 credits)
  • Computer Architecture and Networks (20 credits)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (20 credits)
  • Mathematics (20 credits)
  • Micros, Peripherals and Interfacing (20 credits)
  • Programming 1 (20 credits)
  • Workshop Skills (10 credits)

Year 2 modules (BEng/HND)

  • Circuit Design and Analysis (30 credits)
  • Digital Electronics (10 credits)
  • Digital Signal Processing and Communications (20 credits)
  • Electrical Principles Theory (20 credits)
  • Group Project (20 credits)
  • Project Management (10 credits)
  • Research and Development Methods (10 credits)

 Year 3 modules (BEng)

  • Major Project (40 credits)
  • Electrical Machines (20 credits)
  • Electronics Systems Design (20 credits)
  • PLCs and Control (20 credits)
  • Power Electronics and Drives (20 credits)

(Note: for 4 year programme, students will also study MEng Computer Systems and Electronics (Applied Environmental Engineering))

An MEng programme is also available: 

Students who wish to study the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme are assumed to be interested in the either electrical or electronic development, though their backgrounds may include the study of physics and mathematics. They will have an interest in electronics and may have already completed a number of projects as a hobby.

This degree scheme is designed to produce suitably equipped graduates to work in the electrical and electronic engineering industry within the UK. Through our industrial links we have also developed a program structure to provide students with the latest skills along with an appreciation of the demands of industry.

Students will gain a wide exposure to modern technologies including: power electronics and drives, digital signal processors, advanced digital communication systems, C, C++, Java, PLCs and control systems.

Applicants to this programme are numerate and logically minded, and it is likely that they will have previously studied engineering, science, maths or physics. They would seek to become a computer expert who can understand the hardware, software and communications aspect of computer and electronic systems.

Graduates of this programme would be expected to seek employment as electrical engineers, electronic engineers, electrical maintenance engineers, etc. In these roles, they could expect to be employed in a number of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, distribution, manufacturing, etc.

The School of Applied Computing aims to produce graduates that help shape the future of electrical and electronic engineering. The course content is contemporary and shaped for employability through close links with local and national employers.

Students are assessed through a combination of laboratory based practicals, assignments, presentations, projects and examinations. Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of course work set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by written report and presentation.

Students are encouraged to use our links with Software Alliance Wales and Go Wales to work on commercial schemes for their Major Project module. Go Wales provides the opportunity of paid work placements with local businesses.

Typical A-Level Offer:

104 UCAS tariff points to include:

Two C grades at A-Level/AVCE; or 
BTEC National Diploma grades Merit/Merit/Merit; or 
BTEC National Certificate grades Merit, Pass; or 
NVQ Level 3 - Pass

Please note that subjects at Advanced Level should/may include Maths, ICT, Physics or similar.GCSE Maths grade C or above is preferred.

Typical International Baccalaureate Offer:

Please contact the Admissions Tutor for more information.

Other:

Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for more information.

Also available as a four-year programme: Foundation Year for Computing and Electronics

Applicants for this programme would be technically minded and may have previously studied engineering, computing or the sciences. 

They would seek to become an expert who can understand the hardware, software and communications aspect of electrical and electronic systems. Graduates of this programme would be expected to seek employment as electrical engineers, electronic engineers, electrical maintenance engineers, etc.

In these roles, they could expect to be employed in a number of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, distribution, manufacturing, etc.

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.

The School is seeking Chartered Engineering status from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to align it with the existing programmes in the Computing and Electronics portfolio.