Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering concerns anything that involves electrical power, from the electromagnetics of superconducting systems to the principles of power generation and transmission, and the development of more efficient and sustainable energy sources.

Energy is one of today’s biggest global challenges, with energy generation and supply, coupled with environmental factors, placing future energy needs and provision at the top of government agendas in every country.

Electrical Engineering at Southampton emphasises the fundamentals of electrical theory while acknowledging the multidisciplinary nature of the field. Our programmes are broad, based on solid physical and mathematical understanding, and will provide you with the analytical skills to design and develop the technology of tomorrow.

They offer a unique opportunity for study and research, experimentally and theoretically, across a wide range of subjects. In each year, you will be involved with design and build projects, developing confidence and the skills to deliver working prototypes. We also provide outstanding experimental laboratory facilities, especially in our high-voltage laboratory.

Typical entry requirements

3 year BEng: AAB in three A Levels, including Mathematics and Physics (or equivalent international qualifications)
4 year MEng: AAA in three A Levels, including Mathematics and Physics (or equivalent international qualifications)

Intake: 25
Average applicants per place: 6
Selection process: UCAS application and interview

Degree | UCAS code | Duration

BEng Electrical Engineering | H620 | 3 years
MEng Electrical Engineering | H601 | 4 years
BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering | H600 | 3 years
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering | H602 | 4 years
BEng/MEng Engineering with Foundation Year | H008 | 4/5 years

Key facts

Career opportunities

Global opportunities

We have launched a new campus for engineering in Malaysia. From 2013, our split campus degree will offer the opportunity to study our BEng and MEng Electrical Engineering programmes in both the UK and Malaysia.

For more information, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/my.

Scholarships

For information on scholarships, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/scholarships.

Located at Highfield Campus; from 2013, also at Malaysia Campus

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

The new ECS electrical engineering lab

"Current students of electrical engineering have really timed it right – the job opportunities are amazing. We’ve got to invest in the UK power industry for the next 40 years, and there are challenging and financially very rewarding careers out there."

Professor Alun Vaughan, Electrical Power Engineering