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HH36 BEng Electromechanical Engineering - 2016 entry (3 Years)

This three-year BEng in Electromechanical Engineering degree is available for entry in autumn 2016. It meets the increasing demand from industry for engineers with cross-disciplinary skills in the fields of robotics, flexible manufacturing, electromechanical power systems and electrical power transmission and distribution systems.

Introducing your degree

Electromechanical engineering combines electrical and mechanical engineering to find solutions for systems that rely on mechanical elements, electrical power, sensing and control.

Please note, for entry in 2017 this degree will be re-named Mechatronic Engineering.

Programme Overview

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Electromechanical engineering meets the increasing demand from industry for engineers with cross-disciplinary skills in the fields of robotics, flexible manufacturing, electromechanical power systems and electrical power transmission and distribution systems.

You will investigate the problems of combining electrical and mechanical components into electromechanical devices or systems such as micro-machines, electric vehicles and powerful industrial robots.

Project work begins in the first year and continues with design and build tasks in every year of your degree. You will get the chance to exercise your creative talent, deploy your skills and exploit the knowledge gained to design electromechanical devices.

Key areas of study include:

  • theoretical and computational aspects of electromagnetism
  • robotics, communications and control
  • mechanics and engineering design

Students are eligible for funding under the Power Academy Scheme.

We have excellent relationships with employers, and have our own Careers Hub website. We also run an annual careers fair.

View the programme specification document for this course


Our BEng Electromechanical Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and we are a member of the IET Power Academy bringing opportunities for generous scholarships.

Programme Structure

Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.

To Apply

All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.

Key Facts

We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years

We lead the UK for the volume and quality of Electrical and Electronic Engineering research (REF 2014)

97% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering research outputs are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

The Guardian University Guide 2016 shows the University of Southampton first in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering

The 2016 Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide and Complete University Guide league tables show our Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked third in the UK

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2015 QS World Rankings

We have outstanding experimental research facilities, including our world-class high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements


GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above

A Levels:
GCE A-level

For 2016: AAB in three A Levels (or equivalent qualifications), including A in Mathematics and A in Physics.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted as one of the three A levels.

Other Qualifications:

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each competency. For information on other accepted English language tests, please visit

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC Higher National Diploma, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.

Mature Applicants

We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (eg Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.

Selection process:

We select students on the basis of a UCAS application. UCAS code: HH36 Course title: BEng Electromechanical Engineering Course duration: 3 years


Year 1

Year 1, Full Academic Year

Year 1, Semester 1
Core Modules
Electronic Circuits
Compulsory Modules
Digital Systems and Microprocessors

Year 1, Semester 2
Core Modules
Solid State Devices
Electronic Systems

Year 2

Year 2, Full Academic Year

Year 2, Semester 1
Compulsory Modules
Electromechanical Energy Conversion
Circuits and Systems
Control and Communications
Mathematics for Electronics & Electrical Engineering Part II

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Year 2, Semester 2
Compulsory Modules
Power Electronics and Drives
Electrical Machines
Optional Modules

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Year 3

In this year, you will select two Optional modules.

Year 3, Full Academic Year
Compulsory Modules
Part III Individual Project

Year 3, Semester 1
Compulsory Modules
Power Systems Technology
Optional Modules
Robotic Systems
Control System Design
Design Studies
Engineering Management and Law
Advanced Partial Differential Equations
Manufacturing and Materials
Automobile Systems

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Year 3, Semester 2
Optional Modules
The Archaeology of the Social Brain

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Career Opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture.We explain the degree skills which are being taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.

The technical skills you will obtain are in high demand, as are the skills of understanding and analysing problems, together with communicating the results.

We have excellent relationships with employers and our own ECS Careers Hub offers a vital resource. Jevan Bryant, an MEng graduate of Electromechanical Engineering, now works at SELEX Galileo. "The atmosphere in ECS is always collaborative,” he said. “If someone had a problem, within a minute a group of five or six would have gathered round to discuss different solutions.”

What ECS students say

Electronics and Computer Science students talk about their plans for the future.


Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at


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