Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering concerns anything that involves electrical power, from the novel superconducting systems to the principles of power generation and transmission, and the development of more efficient and sustainable energy sources. Electrical Engineering at Southampton emphasises the fundamentals of electrical theory while acknowledging the multidisciplinary nature of the field. Our programmes are broad and provide students with the skills to design and develop the technology of tomorrow.

Energy is one of the biggest global challenges. Energy generation and supply, coupled with environmental factors, place future energy needs and provision at the top of government agendas in every country. Our students work on systems which interface electronics and computers with aircraft, electric cars and renewable energy sources. It ensures that our graduates are highly valued by the industry and always in great demand.

Our Teaching

Our modules use a variety of innovative teaching methods and assessment, including coursework, groupwork and exams. Here are some examples of what you'll be able to do.

High Voltage Lab

We have an outstanding electrical engineering teaching laboratory and computing facilities as well as a world-leading high-voltage laboratory.

Find out more about the High Voltage Lab

Power Academy

University of Southampton is a member of the UK Power Academy with opportunities for generous scholarships.

Find out more about Power Academy scholarships

Our Programmes

The ECS Electrical Engineering degree can be studied at both 3 year bachelors and 4 year undergraduate masters levels. Both are available with a Foundation Year.

H620 BEng Electrical Engineering (3 yrs)

H601 MEng Electrical Engineering (4yrs)

Engineering Foundation Year

What our students think

"As an undergraduate student I investigated partial discharges in high-voltage transformers at The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory. This exposed me to a real technological problem that was really challenging and involved a lot of independent studying. The experience led me to continue my studies on my current PhD research project."

Pedro Amaro

PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering