The School of Engineering has an excellent reputation for Engineering. We are recognized for our world-class research and hold the Excellent in Teaching rating. The school also has an international reputation for electronics research for energy and advanced semiconductor materials & devices. This course places strong emphasis on ‘state of the art’ electronics for energy efficient devices and power electronics. The course also covers renewable energy generation technologies. Exciting new developments such as ‘plastic electronics’, energy harvesting, solar cells and biofuels are discussed and recent developments in nanotechnology are highlighted. Students will learn about numerical simulation techniques and have the chance to visit electronics industries with links to Swansea. The electronics and energy industries are two of the largest industrial sectors worth hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide.
The UCAS code for this course is: n/a
Full time study: 1 year full-time study
Part-time study: 2 or 3 years
Electronics for sustainable energy generation and utilization is a vital industry in today’s energy thirsty world. Energy generation and transformation, in the most efficient way possible, is the key to reducing carbon emissions. This MSc course addresses both these themes in depth with modules focussing on power and renewable energy generation technologies, power electronics, and new semiconductor materials for more efficient electronics. These subjects are highly topical and scientifically important. There is also an emphasis on cutting edge research technology with modules covering nanotechnology and MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems). In addition to this, there are some more general engineering modules which will give students a good foundation and develop their background knowledge and key engineering skills.
The MSc is representative of the prominent research areas in electronics, nanotechnology and energy generation technologies at Swansea University. The advanced topics covered will provide a stimulating challenge for MSc students and give them a valuable knowledge base for further study or a career in industry.
This course provides students with the knowledge, motivation, and self-learning skills required for continuous professional development during their future careers and provides valuable experience of working on complex projects both as individuals and as team members. It is made up of 180 credits, 120 taught credits and 60 credits of a research project. Taught modules on the course can vary each year but currently include:
Probing at the Nanoscale
Power Generation systems
Environmental Assessment and Legislation
Materials Recycling Techniques
Communication Skills for Engineers
Wide Band Gap Electronics
Energy Efficient Electronic Technologies
Our aim is for students to develop the potential to become future leaders and champions of industry.
Standard Entry requirements
The normal entry requirement for Masters students is a First or a Second Class Honours Degree in Engineering, Physics or similar relevant science discipline.
Students holding overseas degrees are very welcome and their degree qualifications are assessed in accordance with their referees’ comments and our long established experience in this area.
Candidates who do not possess an Honours Degree but who have sufficient professional experience in a relevant area may also be admitted in special circumstances.
Scholarships and Bursaries
UK and EU Students – Students can apply for one of the university’s Taught Masters Bursaries. Click here for further information.
International Students – Please click here for more information regarding scholarships.
The staff within the School of Engineering is involved in many exciting state-of-the-art projects, many of which are in collaboration with industry which means there is a wide range of exciting MSc project topics that can be chosen. To find out more about our world-class research visit www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/research.
The full-time scheme lasts for 12 months and consists of two taught semesters (Part I), followed by a three-month period of individual research (Part II) during the summer. The taught modules – totaling 120 credits are – examined and students must perform satisfactorily in these examinations before they are allowed to proceed to the research phase (Part II). In the School of Engineering, Swansea University, the MSc modules are delivered in a two-week block mode.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.