Electrical and Electronic Engineering influences many aspects of modern life ranging from energy, healthcare, entertainment and commerce, to communications, manufacturing and the environment.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a challenging and evolving subject that is relevant to a wide range of industries, including the power sector and the electronics industry. At Southampton, you will gain a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills required to work in the technology sector, but also the wider range of competencies needed by today’s professional engineer.
This breadth of knowledge is developed using a systematic approach to most subjects – blending the core technical syllabus with ongoing design exercises that run throughout the programme. You will use some of the most advanced teaching facilities in the world, you will put the theory you have learned in lectures into practice and deliver real results.
The academics teaching you are from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), the leading university department of its kind in UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. ECS is one of the best places in the world to study electronics and electrical engineering, computer science and IT.
This four-year programme builds on our long experience in teaching excellent electrical engineering and electronic engineering programmes and aims to give our students a broader spectrum of knowledge and skills that will allow them to work in a wide range of industries, including the power sector and the electronics industry.
Our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and provides a direct route for entry to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. This accreditation is recognised by engineering boards around the world, including the Board of Engineers Malaysia, through established international agreements, such as The Washington Accord.
We employ a combination of formal and special lectures, tutorials, classes, laboratory experiments, coursework and individual and group projects. Practical lab work forms an essential part of our degree programmes, providing opportunities to get to grips with key equipment in our world-class facilities and improve critical skills and judgement. We will also help you to develop key skills including written and oral presentation skills.
The teaching is structured on a semester pattern. The academic calendar will follow that of our UK campus and will comprise two semesters commencing at the end of September and January, with examinations at the end of January and May. You will study modules of 120 credits (60 ECTS) each in all four years. A UK University credit is the equivalent of 10 notional study hours.
|Qualification||Grade criteria required|
|A Levels||A*AA in Maths and Physics and one other subject except General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|STPM||AA in Maths and Physics plus A one other.|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||36 points overall, 18 from HL to include Maths and Physics, Standard Level 5 English. Applicants who have not completed both Maths and Physics at HL are not considered suitable for first year entry – foundation year route more appropriate.|
|UEC Unified Examination Certificate
– Senior Middle Level
|Students studying science track in English with 5As including maths I maths II and physics and not including maths, art, Chinese, Malay.|
|Australian year 12||ATAR minimum score of 95% (no rounding) – excellent Maths & Physics grades|
|Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)||300 with a minimum of 80% in maths, and subject to attending an extended technical induction programme|
|Canadian Pre-University (CPU/CIMP)||Where this is structured equivalently to the equivalent Ontario High School Diploma, students would need 6 U or U/C courses with an overall average of at least 90% including excellent maths and physics.|
|US SAT I or ACT plus Advanced Placement (AP)||5/5/5 in APs (inc Calculus and Physics) AND 1800 in SAT I (inc 600 in Maths and Reading) AND GPA of 3.5 in High School Graduation Diploma.|
|Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA UiTM||First year entry with minimum GPA of 3.4.|
|UTAR Foundation Year||Overall GPA of 3.67 with A- in Mathematics I, Mathematics II, Mechanics and Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism|
|HELP Foundation Year in Science||Distinction overall (75-84) and distinction in calculus, engineering maths application and in both physics papers|
|South Australian Matriculation (SAM)||ATAR minimum score of 95% (no rounding) – excellent Maths & Physics grades.|
|AUSMAT Australian Matriculation||ATAR minimum score of 95% (no rounding) – excellent Maths & Physics grades.|
All applicants must meet the English Language requirements.
Many other qualifications are accepted, please contact us for information.
As well as ‘A’ levels (as awarded in the UK secondary education system) we will accept a wide variety of international qualifications for entry to our courses.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Digital systems and microprocessors||Advanced programming (optional module)*|
|Electrical materials and fields||Control|
|Electronic systems||Electrical engineering design|
|Mathematics 1||Devices (optional module)*|
|Solid state devices||Mathematics 2|
|Mechanics (optional module)*||Power circuits|
|Advanced programming (optional module)*||Power electronics and drives|
*One optional module will be taken in each part. Optional modules may vary from year to year
In your third year of study, you will have the opportunity to specialise or retain a broad-based study path through a wide selection of subject modules. You will also undertake an individual design or research project based in a research group in ECS. Third-year projects from ECS have led to commercialisation and to publication in journals and conferences.
In the fourth year, Meng students choose from a range of modules and work on a group design project, typically developed in conjunction with an industrial partner. The contribution of these projects is highly valued by the associated companies.
|Year 3||Year 4|
|Control system design||Advanced computer vision|
|Digital transmission||Bio-circuits and computing|
|Electrical machines||Digital integrated circuit design|
|Image processing||High voltage insulation systems|
|Logic and quantum devices||Instrumentation and sensors|
|Microfabrication||Medical electrical and electronic technologies|
|Optical fibre communications||Nanotechnology|
|Transmission and distribution||Wireless and mobile networks|
Years one and two in Malaysia
The first two years provide sound preparation for the final part of the degree, concentrating on the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering with an increasing emphasis on design as the course progresses.
Years three and four in the UK
In your third year of study, you will have the opportunity to specialise or retain a broad-based study path through a wide selection of 60 subject modules. You will also undertake an individual design or research project based in a research group in ECS. Third-year projects from ECS have led to commercialisation and to publication in journals and conferences.
In the fourth year, MEng students choose from a range of modules and work on a group design project, typically developed in conjunction with an industrial partner. The contribution of these projects is highly valued by the associated companies.
Our degrees are highly valued by employers and will equip you with the skills to operate globally.
ECS students have a strong reputation for the breadth and depth of their knowledge of different technologies, as well as for the strong mix of practical and theoretical understanding gained in their degree programme. We have developed a range of partnerships with companies large and small across the UK and global manufacturing technology, business and finance sectors, and high-tech industry. We also maintain strong links with alumni by holding regular social events and encouraging them to mentor current students.
We will encourage you to engage actively with your own professional development from the beginning of your studies. You will enjoy many opportunities that are embedded in your academic programme and will have the opportunity in parts three and four to broaden your options by meeting employers, getting involved in volunteering activities, work placements and much more.
When you are in the UK, make sure you are ready for the job market before you graduate by accessing our extensive programme of work placements and internships. As well as the experience, you could get paid and could make a good start with a potential future employer.
ECS holds an annual Engineering and Technology Careers Fair , which was attended by more than 80 companies in 2013.
Source: University of Southampton