The University of Southampton

H602 MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 Years)

Our four-year MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree has been specifically designed to allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, and application required for a wide range of high quality professional engineering careers in business, research and development and industry.

1st equal in the UK for graduate prospects in Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Guardian University Guide 2018

Introducing your degree

Electrical and electronic engineers have a capital role in modern society. Be at the leading edge of research to develop analytical and innovative solutions to engineering problems.

This programme is also offered with a year in industry.


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Our distinctive MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering will build upon the BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering by giving you the opportunity to learn the management skills needed to become a leader in this industry and to explore additional specialist modules.

During your fourth year, you will participate in a group project that will aim to solve a real technical problem, possibly from a real customer from industry. This project will test and further develop your technical skills but also will develop your management skills as you will work in a team that needs to deliver a solution to a real engineering problem.

This 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 programme specification document for this course


Our MEng 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.

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. Specialist options in the last two years of the degree will take you to the leading edge of technology sought by industry. There is an opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

This programme can also be offered with a year in industry.

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 2018 shows the University of Southampton second 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 Guardian University Guide 2018

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK

We have outstanding experimental research facilities, including our world-class high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room

"I would really recommend Southampton as a great place to study - you get to meet lots of people from all over the world and the quality of the staff and facilities is excellent"

Wen Yee (Wendy) Tey

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
A Level

A*AA or equivalent international qualification including Mathematics and Physics. In some cases, Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics or Electronics.

General Studies is not accepted as one of the A levels.


GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above

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.

Foundation Year

If you want to study for a degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Geophysics but you did not choose mathematics and physics at A level, our Foundation Year may be of interest to you. The Engineering/Physics/Maths/Geophysics Foundation Year is a one-year full-time course integrated with a further three or four-year degree course. Find out more about the Foundation Year.

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 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: H602 Course title: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course duration: 4 years


Year 4

Group Design Project
Evolution of Complexity
Software Project Management and Development
Advanced Computer Vision
Advanced Machine Learning
Computational Finance
Individual Research Project
Digital IC and Systems Design
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
Biological Inspired Robotics
Image Processing
Advanced Wireless Communications Networks and Systems
Personal Multimedia Communications
Radio Communications Engineering
Power Systems Analysis
Power Generation: Technology and Impact on Society
Power and Distribution
Advanced Electrical Materials
High Voltage Insulation Systems
Power Electronics for DC Transmission
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
Secure Hardware Design
Wireless Networks
Numerical Methods
Modelling with Differential Equations
Photonic Materials
Metamaterials, Nanophotonics 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”.

Through an extensive blend of networks, mentors, societies and our on-campus startup incubator, we also support aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build their professional enterprise skills. Discover more about enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Engineering and Technology Careers Fair

Organised by the ECS Careers Hub, our annual Engineering and Technology Careers Fair attracts 85 companies and provides great opportunities for our students with leading employers.

Careers Hub

Learning & Assessment

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Scheduled learning & teaching study33%28%21%22%
Independent study67%72%79%78%
Placement study0%0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Written exam assessment45%62%43%10%
Practical exam assessment22%9%0%20%
Coursework assessment33%29%57%70%

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,250 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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