All aspects of modern life are influenced by Electrical and Electronic Engineering, be it energy, healthcare, communications to name just a few.
From generation, transfer and conversion of electrical power, the transfer of information using radio waves and fibre optics, to the design of the most complex computer and entertainment systems or the design of electric or hybrid vehicles, electrical and electronic engineers are at the centre.
This highly technical course will allow you to gain strong fundamental skills, both theoretical and practical, in electrical and electronic engineering. You will get the opportunity to design, simulate, built or test an electrical or electronic system throughout the third year as part of your individual project, and will collaborate with an academic working at the cutting-edge of research.
The programme has been specifically designed to allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, and application required for a wide range of professional engineering careers as high quality practitioners and leaders in business, engineering, research and development, and industry,
We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website and run an annual careers fair.
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
View the 2019/20 programme specification document for this course
Our BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and members of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UK-ESF) and IET Power Academy.
Students undertake three 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. In the first two years, you will cover the fundamental theory, practice and skills essential to a chartered engineer. In your third year, you can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project.
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.
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 2019 shows the University of Southampton second in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
We are ranked second equal for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2019
Southampton is ranked in the top 100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK
We are Europe’s top-ranked university for Telecommunication Engineering – ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018
We have outstanding experimental research facilities, including our world-class high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room