Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

H602 MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and electronic engineers have a capital role in modern society. Be at the leading edge of research to develop analytical and innovative solutions to engineering problems.

Overview

Our distinctive MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering will build upon the BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering by giving you the opportunity to learn the management skills needed to become a leader in this industry and to explore additional specialist modules.

During your fourth year, you will participate in a group project that will aim to solve a real technical problem, possibly from a real customer from industry. This project will test and further develop your technical skills but also will develop your management skills as you will work in a team that needs to deliver a solution to a real engineering problem.

This programme has been specifically designed to allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, and application required for a wide range of professional engineering careers as high quality practitioners and leaders in business, engineering, research and development, and industry,

We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website and run an annual careers fair.

Accreditation

Our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and members of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UK-ESF) and IET Power Academy.

Programme Structure

Students undertake four 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. Specialist options in the last two years of the degree will take you to the leading edge of technology sought by industry. There is an opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters.

This programme can also be offered with a year in industry.

Key Facts

  • We are ranked first in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by the 2016 Guardian University Guide
  • The Complete University Guide 2016 and the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 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 2014/15 QS World Rankings
  • First in 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)
  • We have an outstanding experimental laboratory facilities, especially in our world-leading high-voltage laboratory
  • We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years

Entry requirements

GCSEs:

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above

A Levels:

For 2016: A*AA or equivalent international qualification including Mathematics and Physics. In some cases, Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics or Electronics.

General Studies is not accepted as one of the A levels.

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 www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.

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: H602 Course title: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course duration: 4 years

Modules

Year 1

Full Academic Year

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Compulsory Core Modules

Semester 2

Compulsory Core Modules
Optional Modules

Year 2

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

Year 3

Full Academic Year

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules
  • MANG3067 Engineering Management and Law

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Semester 2

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Year 4

Full Academic Year

Compulsory Modules

Learning

Assessment at Southampton means more than just essays and exams.  We use a variety of modern learning and teaching methods mixing theory and practical demonstrations, laboratory work in our outstanding facilities, group coursework and a challenging personal project.

A student-centred approach means that you can pursue your own interests according to your future goals.  We will support you in plotting a route through your degree programme which can be tailored for your interests and you can even personalise assessment paths and styles.

Southampton enjoys a range of modern services for learning and support, including a well-stocked library, a large number of internet-enabled workstations, a Careers Service, Job Shop and Students’ Information Centre. 

Our methods of assessment enable you to demonstrate your strengths by showing what you have learnt.  Your assessment will be closely linked to teaching and learning, developing throughout the programme.  By the time you reach the end of an assessment, you’ll understand the connection with subjects that were taught.

Related programmes

Career opportunities

Organised by the ECS Careers Hub, our annual Engineering and Technology Careers Fair attracts 85 companies and provides great opportunities for our students with leading employers.

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 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 valuable resource. Adam Malpass, an MEng graduate of Electronic Engineering, was UK Electronics Skills Foundation Scholar of the Year 2011.“The ECS careers fairs offer many opportunities for employment and placements,” he said.“Being in ECS really does open doors for you”.

Pre-course reading lists