MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, designed for more able students, combines our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree with Masters-level material, allowing you to further distinguish yourself with an advanced set of professional and technical skills.

This IET-accredited BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree course offers a healthy balance between theory and practice, with the aim of producing graduates who can play leading roles in industry.

We combine technical engineering with management and business skills, and cover a broad range of topics, including embedded computing, power, electrical, electronic and communications engineering.

By the time you graduate, you'll be ready for a leading role in the development of modern electrical and electronic systems - researching, designing, building and marketing the next generation of products. 

UCAS Code Study Mode
2022
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
D327 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2023
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
D327 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

Years one and two provide essential knowledge and skills to prepare you for the final years of the electrical engineering course. Areas of study include analogue and digital electronics, embedded systems, mathematics, power, machines and control, and signals and digital communications.

Lectures are strengthened by hands-on laboratory assignments, which use a range of modern software tools with practical hardware systems. This allows you to realise the theory in a practical way. Group and project work throughout the course will reinforce teamwork and develop transferable skills.

In your final year, you will cover electronics design, control system design, power electronics and drives, telecommunications and embedded systems design. You'll also undertake a major practical project.

Year One: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

  • Mathematics for Engineers - 20 credits
  • Electrical Principles - 20 credits
  • Engineering Applications - 20 credits
  • Introduction to C programming and Embedded Systems - 20 credits
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 1 - 20 credits
  • Health Safety and Professional Development - 20 credits

Year Two: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

  • Analogue and Digital Communications - 20 credits
  • Power, Machines and Control - 20 credits
  • Electrical Principles and Analytical Methods - 20 credits
  • Configuration and Programming of Embedded Systems - 20 credits
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 2 - 20 credits
  • Group Project and Management for Engineers - 20 credits

Year Three: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

  • Communication Engineering and Application - 20 credits
  • Control System Design - 20 credits (Optional)
  • Power Electronics and Drives - 20 credits
  • Advanced Embedded Systems - 20 credits (Optional)
  • Electronics Design - 20 credits
  • Singleton Project and Project Management (40)
  • Supervised Work Experience (SWE) - 120 credits

Year Four: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

  • MEng Group Project - 40 credits
  • Digital Communication Systems - 20 credits
  • Applied Digital Signal Processing - 20 credits
  • Digital Design using VHDL - 20 credits
  • Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 20 credits
  • Singleton MEng Project and Project Management - 60 credits

Students also have the option to exit after each year with the following qualifications: Year one: CertHE Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Year two: DipHE Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Year three: BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Year four: MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Teaching

We have excellent links with employers in Wales, the UK and beyond. Through regular consultation with practising professionals, we keep our courses up-todate with industry standards. Our strong links also mean you’ll have opportunities for site visits, industrial placements and, for students on sandwich courses, practitioner mentoring. Our electrical engineering lecturers are experts in their subject areas, having worked in, or with, industry, conducting research, presenting at conferences, publishing their work, and informing your studies with the latest insights. Not only will you be taught by academics who are specialists in their fields, but you will also benefit from guest speakers from the engineering world.

You will learn through lectures, which are supported by tutorials, practical sessions and seminar groups. Wherever possible, your work will be based on live projects and case studies, with contributions from industry professionals.

The MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering course includes activities that help you become self-reliant, self-motivated and resourceful, as well as develop leadership qualities and management expertise.

Assessment

You will learn through lectures, which are supported by tutorials, practical sessions and seminar groups. Wherever possible, your work will be based on live projects and case studies, with contributions from industry professionals.

Accreditations

The MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree has been developed in collaboration with industry, ensuring quality and relevance to the modern working environment. The MEng course meets the educational requirements to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the Engineering Council and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Placements

We encourage you to gain experience in the workplace as part of your engineering degree. Our students have completed year-long placements with a range of companies, including Tata Steel, 3M, Renesas, Airbus UK, Renishaw, GlaxoSmithKline, Panasonic, Bosch, and IBM.

Find out more about Engineering Placements at USW

Facilities

Our industry-standard facilities help you make the transition from the classroom into an employment setting. We have three suites that include an embedded systems lab, general electronics lab, and power and renewable energy lab.

Our embedded systems lab contains 25 high-end terminals that run cutting edge development tools that have been designed in conjunction with our sponsor, Renesas – the world’s leading supplier of microcontrollers. This sponsorship means our students are taught using the most up-to-date technologies and development tools.

The general electronics lab is split into three sections – Computer Aided Design (CAD) and embedded systems, practical electronics, and communication engineering. You will learn how to use industry-standard software, construct prototypes, build and test printed circuit boards and use a range of equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generators. In the communication engineering section, you will undertake experimental set-ups to support your understanding of theoretical principles. These set-ups include analogue and digital modulation schemes, microwave antennas, time and frequency division multiplexing, coding, transmission lines and fibre optics.

The power and renewable energy lab is where you will learn about the key components and construction skills involved in planning, designing, building and testing electronic circuits which are used in micro renewable energy systems. You will design and simulate your very own renewable systems, analyse performances and produce feasibility reports. Equipment you will find yourself using includes a photovoltaic solar energy unit, wind energy unit and lab-volt stations.

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement

At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

This entry criteria details typical offers, however, USW has a Contextual Admissions Policy and considers eligible applicants on an individual basis.  Under the Policy we could make a personalised offer based on aspects of the UCAS application or have results considered individually when you receive them.  Here is a link to our Contextual Admissions Policy Statement. 

Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable. 

 

Typical A-Level Offer

BBC to include Mathematics and at least one other numerate Science such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geography

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Grade C and BB at A Level to include Mathematics and at least one other numerate Science such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geography

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit in a relevant subject which must include Maths and Engineering or Science modules

Typical IB Offer

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 30 overall including a score of 5 in Mathematics and one other Science subject at Higher Level. You will also need to obtain a score of 5 or above in English at Standard Level.

 

Typical Access to HE Offer

Maths, Science or Engineering Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits equating to 18 Distinctions, 24 Merits and 3 Passes

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

International Entry Requirements

We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.

English Requirements

In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Full-time UK:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £14000 

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

UK students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International and EU students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK. 

Admissions statement

By the time you graduate from the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree, you will be ready for a leading role in the development of modern electrical and electronic systems: researching, designing, building and marketing the next generation of products.

Career opportunities exist in a wide range of engineering sectors including electronic engineering design and development, and the management and production of electronic systems and components for a wide range of applications. You may also develop and produce communication and computer systems, including hardware, software and signal processing aspects. You could work in medicine, communications, aerospace or the military, while your transferable skills will be valued in many sectors, particularly business.

Graduates can also progress to a PhD or research degree.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate. Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.

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