Taught and Research
The MSc Electronics Technology for Sustainable Energy 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
The College of Engineering has an international reputation for electronics research for energy and advanced semiconductor materials and devices.
Greenhouse gas emission and, consequently, global warming are threatening the global economy and world as we know it. A non-rational use of electrical energy largely contributes to these.
Electronics for sustainable energy generation and utilisation 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.
The development of a System on Chip (SOC) process is a core enabling technology for more efficient electrical power management in the areas of electric motor control (50 per cent of total electrical energy is consumed by electric motors), audio, lighting (25 per cent of total electrical energy consumed) and digital broadcast by satellite.
Effective energy management in these volume chip applications will deliver step change reductions in energy wastage. The result of putting together data and power processing capability on the same chip is a big step forward. Efficient use of electric power has a direct effect in reducing the volume of emitted CO2 greenhouse gases being pumped into the atmosphere by our power stations.
As a student on this course, you will learn about numerical simulation techniques and have the opportunity to visit electronics industries with links to Swansea.
The MSc Electronics Technology for Sustainable Energy is for graduates who may want to extend their technical knowledge and for professional applicants be provided with fast-track career development. This MSc addresses the skills shortage within the power electronics for renewable energy sector.
International Student Requirements:
Overseas equivalent qualifications may be considered.
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 on our website.