The University of Southampton

The Arthur Brunnschweiler Teaching Laboratory

ECS has a world-class reputation for teaching electronics and our dedicated undergraduate lab facilities match that reputation. Our students can expect the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to support their degree programmes and our multi-million pound labs offer sector leading capabilities and an unrivalled space for use by all ECS degree students.


The labs are divided into distinct zones housing bespoke teaching benches with built in test equipment and high definition monitors, all using a range of industry standard software. Students are given the opportunity to apply the theory taught in modules to enable further studies and enhance industry knowledge while providing transferable skills for future employability.

Students can design and conduct rigorous experiments and assemble test circuits using prototype circuit boards or PCBs.

The labs are supported by dedicated skilled technicians to provide support and auxiliary instruction.

All degrees use these facilities:

  • Year 1: learn concept theories
  • Year 2: more concepts but pulling everything together to make bigger systems
  • Years 3 and 4: academics start running specialist modules in their true fields of expertise. Connections with Industrial advisory boards inform how those modules develop. Growth industry sectors are acknowledged and acted on. 


The Arthur Brunnschweiler Teaching Laboratory is a dedicated undergraduate resource and is not used for research.

Business and Enterprise

Specialised modules enhance industry links which are embedded throughout all ECS degrees.