Electromechanical engineering 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.
As electrification of our world continues, many engineering applications today, from the humble motor to robots and electric vehicles, harness the ability to convert electrical power into mechanical motion and vice versa.
Electromechanical Engineering at Southampton delivers the skills needed to bring these two forces together effectively. It is a mixture of mechanical and electrical engineering and also entails computer programming and control engineering. We will provide you with a thorough understanding of both electrical-electronics and mechanical principles, and the problems associated with combining electrical and mechanical components into electromechanical devices or systems.
The programme has been specifically designed to meet the increasing demand from industry for engineers with cross-disciplinary skills, particularly in the field of robotics, flexible manufacturing, electromechanical power systems and electrical power transmission and distribution systems.
Project work begins in year one and continues with design and build tasks in every year of the degree. This provides the opportunity to exercise your creative talent, deploy skills and exploit knowledge gained to produce electromechanical devices. Learning is supported by outstanding experimental, laboratory and workshop facilities.
Typical entry requirements
A levels: AAB, including mathematics and physics with at least an A in mathematics
IB: 34 points, 17 at higher level, including 6 in mathematics and physics at higher level
Average applicants per place: 6
Selection process: UCAS application and interview
Degree | UCAS code | Duration
BEng Electromechanical Engineering | HH36 | 3 years
MEng Electromechanical Engineering | HHH6 | 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
- Ranked first/second in the UK for electrical and electromechanical engineering (The Times and The Guardian, 2011)
- World-leading, with our own high-voltage laboratory
- Member of the UK Power Academy with opportunities for generous scholarships
- 97.5 per cent of research deemed “world class” or “of international standing” in the 2008 RAE
- Outstanding electrical engineering lab and computing facilities and helpdesks, and excellent learning resources.
We have strong relationships with employers, run our own Careers Hub
website (http://ecs.soton.ac.uk/careers) and hold our own annual careers fair.
- Engineering systems
- Electricity supply industry
- Major electrical companies
- Government departments
- Software houses
- Research and development
- Business and finance
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 Electromechanical Engineering programmes in both the UK and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/my.
For information on scholarships, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/scholarships.