Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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Undertake placements as part of your degree to give your CV a competitive edge

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Cutting-edge facilities where you will learn how to use the latest software

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Enter a career where graduates are highly employable and in-demand


Electrifying Tomorrows

Electrical Engineering degrees at the University of South Wales offer excellent opportunities for a career in engineering, so you can enter the profession with the right knowledge and skills.

We pride ourselves on our breadth of electrical and electronic engineering programmes that are based on the demands of industry, so they give you the skills that employers look for. 

First-Rate Facilities

First rate facilities

We have three cutting-edge suites that include an embedded systems lab, a general electronics lab where you will undertake experimental setups and learn how to use the latest software, and the power and renewable energy lab, where you can design and simulate your very own renewable systems.

Work Placements

Work 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, Reneas, Airbus UK, Renishaw, GlaxoSmithKline, Panasonic, Bosch and IBM.

Career-led Courses

career led courses

Electronic and electrical engineers are highly employable and can find work in many industries including electronics, automotive, IT, telecoms, manufacturing, power systems, transport, utilies and construction. By the time you graduate, you will be ready for a leading role in the industry.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Placements

Put theory into practice

Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.



Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

Experience South Wales

Open Days

Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily

Explore USW Open Days

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Influence Change

We offer a number of postgraduate research programmes including Masters by Research and PhD, which allow you to make an in-depth study of an electrical engineering topic that interests you. You can study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance (subject permitting). If you are an engineering professional with an existing body of work, you may be eligible for the PhD by Portfolio.

We have research strengths in a number of individual disciplines and interdisciplinary areas including electronic product design; electric propulsion; wireless and optoelectronics; advanced control and network technology; automotive and power systems engineering; mobile and satellite communications.

Electrical Engineering


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Student Life

student life

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