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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Our electrical and electronic engineering courses offer a breadth and depth of study that you’ll find at few other UK universities. This masters degree builds on the BEng programme by giving you the opportunity to learn the management skills needed to become a leader in this industry and to explore additional specialist modules.

Electrical engineering is about the generation, distribution and use of electricity on a large scale, while electronics is all about the components and systems that make electronic devices work. On this electrical and electronic engineering degree you’ll gain a thorough grounding in both disciplines, and learn how they interrelate.

You’ll learn from researchers who will share their passion for their areas of expertise, which include high-voltage electrical engineering, sustainable energy and machine learning. Examples of practical design work on this course include designing and testing a microprocessor, a robot, or a large integrated circuit.

You can choose to study topics to suit your career path, including:

  • green electronics

  • medical technologies

  • nanoelectronics

  • quantum devices

You’ll learn to use industry-standard software for tasks such as the simulation of power line systems. For some students, a design project can lead to the publication of their first scientific paper. You’ll also gain direct industry experience through work placements.

This course is also available with a year in industry and is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 275.64 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You may be able to transfer between any of our electronic engineering, electrical and electronic engineering or electrical engineering courses at certain points during your degree. You'll need to discuss this with your course leader.