Electromechanical engineering combines electrical and mechanical engineering to find solutions for systems that rely on mechanical elements, electrical power, sensing and control.
Our distinct MEng Electromechanical Engineering builds upon the BEng Electromechanical Engineering programme with advanced engineering topics, management studies, law and a group project, in which you will get the chance to design and construct a product to meet a real world need. You will also have the opportunity to gain industrial experience through vacation employment.
The programme has been specifically designed to meet the increasing demand from industry for engineers with cross-disciplinary skills, particularly in the fields of robotics, flexible manufacturing, electromechanical power systems and electrical power transmission and distribution systems.
We have excellent relationships with employers, and have our own Careers Hub website. We also run an annual careers fair.
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.
This programme can also be offered with a year in industry.
GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above
For 2016: AAA 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.
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.
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.
We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.
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.
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In this year, you will select one Optional module.
In this year, you will select five Optional modules.
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.
Theory is illustrated and understanding usually achieved from practical experience and project work, which is a major component often linked with industrial activity.
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 large number of internet-enabled workstations, a Careers Service, Job Shop and Students’ Information Centre.
Our methods of assessment enable you to demonstrate strengths by showing what you have learnt. 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.
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.”