MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    MSc 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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.

Key Features

  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • 89% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months (DHLE)
  • Taught on brand new £450million beachside Bay Campus 

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 analyser 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.

Scholarships available to outstanding students: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGIM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Communication Skills for Research Engineers
EGLM00Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Semiconductor Devices
EGLM01Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Wide Band-gap Electronics
EGLM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Power Electronics and Drives
EGLM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Modern Control Systems
EGLM05Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Advanced Power Systems
EGLM06Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Energy and Power Electronics Laboratory
EGLM07Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Systems with Project
EGTM71Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Generation Systems
Optional Modules
EE Group 1 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose exactly 10 credits from Options in TB1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AT-M51Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Signals and Systems
AT-M56Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Digital Communications
AT-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Optical Fibre Communications
EGNM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Probing at the Nanoscale
EE Group 2 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose exactly 20 credits from Options in TB2

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AT-M49Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10RF and Microwaves
AT-M76Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Wireless Communications
AT-M79Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Optical Networks
EGNM04Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Nanoscale Structures and Devices

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D05Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Electrical Engineering


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                           

View the full module listing by downloading the handbook for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry Requirements

Usually 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.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:


How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £7,550 £18,500
MSc Part-time £3,800 £9,250
MSc Part-time £2,500 £6,150

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.


MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), as further learning to Masters level for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed by Chartered Engineers. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.