MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This four-year Master of Engineering (MEng) course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is the highest award for undergraduate study in engineering and is designed for more able students. Combining our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree with Masters-level material, it allows you to further distinguish yourself with an advanced set of professional and technical skills. It also removes the need to source further funding to study a Masters-level qualification. On completion, you will be better placed to compete in the graduate jobs market and enter more demanding and rewarding roles.

The MEng course is also ideal if you want to become a registered Chartered Engineer as it meets the Engineering Council’s educational requirements to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status – the highest standard within the industry. Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering 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 area of this subject discipline, including embedded computing, power, electrical, electronic and communications engineering.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
D327 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
D327 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

Year One: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

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

Year Two: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

  • Further Mathematics for Electrical and Mechatronic Engineers
  • Power and Machines
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Principles Methods and Simulation
  • BEng Group Project
  • Business and Management for Engineers
  • Analogue and Digital Communications
  • Configuration and Programming of Embedded Systems
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 2

Year Three: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

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

Year Four: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree

  • MEng Group Project 
  • Digital Communication Systems 
  • Applied Digital Signal Processing 
  • Digital Design using VHDL 
  • Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Singleton MEng Project and Project Management

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 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 all students to complete a placement as part of their electrical engineering course. On a sandwich placement, you can spend up to a year working in the industry to apply your new knowledge and learn new skills – it’s a great boost to your CV and can lead directly to employment when you graduate.

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.

Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer

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

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Grade C and BC 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

30 points to include 16 points at Higher Level to include grade 5 in Maths plus another numerate subject eg (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography).

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 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU:  £9000 
  • Full-time International:  £11900 

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International:  £12300 

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU 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 students

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

Admissions statement

By the time you graduate from the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 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.

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.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

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.