Engineers require the capacity for experimentation and innovation, creative thinking, design and development, alongside problem-solving and decision-making skills to produce complex systems and structures and provide engineering solutions in real-world situations.
In a world that seeks net zero, medical breakthroughs and continuous technological improvement of the devices and systems we use every day, skills in electrical and electronic engineering are essential, making graduates in this field highly employable.
Why study Engineering at Aberystwyth University?
- Our degrees offer a strong practical element to equip you with the professional and applied “can do” skills you will need for the workplace.
- Our courses are imbued with a strong sustainability theme so you can appreciate the importance of low carbon solutions for our future world and develop appropriate skills for the growing renewable energy markets.
- You will study modules which range across the disciplines of physics, computer science and mathematics to give you a thorough grounding in the science underpinning engineering.
- You will learn modelling packages such as COMSOL and Zemax which are sought-after commercial skills especially as we move towards netzero.
- You will have access to well-equipped teaching and research laboratories.
- We offer courses with an integrated year in industry, giving you a head start in the job market on graduation.
- You will be taught by research-active staff and lecturers with close links in industry.
- Our degrees offer excellent career opportunities, so you can enter the profession with the appropriate knowledge and skills.
Engineering is a key enabling technology around the globe and provides a stimulating and rewarding career choice. Electrical and Electronic Engineering has excellent employment opportunities within the green technology industries, aerospace and automotive industries, in communications and networking, telecommunications and defence, life science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the emerging area of the Internet of Things.
To hone your conceptualisation and modelling skills in practical classes, you will use tools and simulation packages such as COMSOL, MATLAB Simulink and Zemax, which allow you to model systems/designs and to optimise approach before costly build stages. These key skills will prepare you for the fast-moving commercial world where there are constant demands on energy efficiency and commercial differentiation..
Our laboratories include a Material Characterisation Laboratory, Material Physics Laboratory, Spectrum and photonics laboratories. A new upgraded and modernised laboratory with new computer workstations will be available from September 2025.
The National Spectrum Centre (NSC) is a flagship initiative by Aberystwyth University to research and apply new spectrum (mainly communication) techniques so that the real impacts can be achieved by both industry and academia. A new photonics laboratory is being established with initial research themes in breakthrough virus detection, oximetry, metrology and optical networks. Established industrial networks enable impacting research as well as meaningful student interactions and industrial placements.
Study or Work Abroad
Aberystwyth University offers every student the opportunity to study, volunteer or work in another country either for an academic year, a single semester, or a few weeks during your holidays.
Find more information on our Global Opportunities webpages.
Studying through the medium of Welsh
Aberystwyth University prides itself on being a bilingual University. As a leading Welsh university, we are proud to offer dedicated support services and Halls of Residence for Welsh-speaking students, encouraging the sense of community and the feeling of a home away from home. Qualifying students will automatically receive the University's Welsh-medium scholarships and can also apply for Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol scholarships. Find out more about our Welsh Medium Scholarships here.