University of South Wales
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Sandwich course) BEng (Hons)
University of South Wales

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 30 graduates of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Sandwich course) BEng (Hons) and other courses in Electrical And Electronic Engineering at University of South Wales for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Electrical And Electronic Engineering.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Electrical And Electronic Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Electrical And Electronic Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27000 £28500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £24500 - £32000 £21000 - £33500 £18500 - £38000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Electrical And Electronic Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £31745 £31510 £36530
25-75 percentile range £26991 - £36256 £23194 - £39893 £26878 - £46535

Course Description

As the electronics industry continues to grow worldwide, the demand for electrical and electronic engineering graduates is high. 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.

As part of your sandwich degree, you will spend a year long placement in the industry. Our students have completed placements with a range of companies, including Tata Steel, 3M, Renesas, Airbus UK, Renishaw, GlaxoSmithKline, Panasonic, Bosch, and IBM.

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.

This Electrical Engineering degree is based at Treforest. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place.

From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Sandwich course) BEng (Hons) at University of South Wales

20% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
20% Media Professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Teaching Professionals
10% Natural and social science professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Electrical And Electronic Engineering

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

M in T Level Health, Healthcare Science, or Science.

Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific 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.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Sandwich course), BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Sandwich course) BEng (Hons)

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
International £12600 year 1

Additional fee information

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 on the University website (on individual course pages). 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.

Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of South Wales in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of South Wales

The University of South Wales is a government funded university in Wales, and its campuses are located in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. The university is the result of the merging of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, in Newport. Each campus shares an equal importance for the university, each providing its own series of facilities for distinct uses.

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Pontypridd
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