Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Electromechanical Engineering

Electromechanical Engineering is a mixture of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, and it also entails some computer programming and control engineering. It is concerned with systems ranging from micro-machines to powerful industrial robots, all relying on mechanical elements, electrical power, sensing and control to produce a useful device.

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-distribution systems. It provides understanding of both electrical-electronics and mechanical principles, and the design problems associated with combining electrical and mechanical components into electromechanical devices or systems.

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

HH36 BEng Electromechanical Engineering (3 yrs)

HHH6 MEng Electromechanical Engineering (4 yrs)

Engineering Foundation Year

What our students think

“The atmosphere in ECS is always collaborative: if some had a problem, within a minute a group of five or six would have gathered round to discuss different solutions.”

Jevan Bryant

MEng Electromechanical Engineering, 2009; now working at SELEX Galileo