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H6G7 MEng Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence (4 Years)

This four-year MEng Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence degree focuses on the design and implementation of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques, with consideration of image processing and computer vision, machine learning, robotic systems, computational biology and finance.

Introducing your degree

Electronics and electronic systems have become the enabling technology of the material world. Develop the skills and knowledge to engineer the electronic signals that pervade the world around us.


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Our MEng in Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence includes the core learning of the BEng Electronic Engineering and MEng Electronic Engineering programmes to give you a thorough grounding in the field. You then have the opportunity to specialise and gain a greater understanding of the practical industrial applications of artificial intelligence. Key areas of study include:

•    adaptive systems
•    artificial intelligence
•    advanced computer graphics
•    computational intelligence

Our MEng Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence will provide you with the skills to work in any area of the electronics industry. We have excellent relationships with employers, and have our own Careers Hub website. We also run an annual careers fair.

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Our MEng Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and we are a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.

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.

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 2017 shows the University of Southampton first in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering

We are number one in the UK for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2017

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2016 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: A*AA including Mathematics and Physics. Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics, Computer Science, or Electronics. 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: H6G7 Course title: MEng Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence Course duration: 4 years


Year 2

TT Electronic Labs Yr2
Computer Engineering
Electronic Design
Electromagnetism for Communications
Advanced Electronic Systems
Control and Communications
Digital Systems and Signal Processing
Mathematics for Electronics & Electrical Engineering Part II

Year 3

In this year, you will select three Optional modules; at least one of which will be a Specialised module.

Year 4

In this year, you will select five Optional modules; at least two of which will be Specialised modules.

Optional (Specialised)
Evolution of Complexity
Advanced Computer Vision
Advanced Machine Learning
Computational Finance
Biological Inspired Robotics
Image Processing
Software Project Management and Development
Automated Software Verification
Individual Research Project
Advanced Memory and Storage
Introduction to MEMS
Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip
Nanofabrication and Microscopy
Quantum Devices and Technology
MEMS Sensors and Actuators
Practical Application of MEMS
Advanced Wireless Communications Networks and Systems
Personal Multimedia Communications
Radio Communications Engineering
Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies
Applied Control Systems
VLSI Systems Design
VLSI Design Project
Analogue and Mixed Signal CMOS Design
Digital Systems Synthesis
Embedded Processors
SOC Design Project
System on Chip Electronic Design Automation
System on Chip Design Techniques
Wireless Networks
Numerical Methods
Modelling with Differential Equations
Photonic Materials
Metamaterials, Nanophonics and Plasmonics
An Introduction to Silicon Photonics
Optical Fibre Technology I
Optical Fibre Technology II

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 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”.

The value of work placements

Ashley Robinson graduated in Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence. In this video he talks about how work placements have helped towards his achievements while a student and his current career as a near field communications expert.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2016/17 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,000 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

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Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

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.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

Approved CalculatorsCandidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
TextbooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.

Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and Photocopying CostsIn the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here:

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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