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Electrical Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Engineering
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Enter the world of large-scale electrical power. Learn to build the systems and technologies that will grow our power networks for decades to come. From sustainable energy generation to the use of electric vehicles, big changes in the way we produce and use power are creating exciting challenges for today’s electrical engineers.

Electrical engineering is about the generation and control of electricity, its distribution for use in homes and industry, and the design of large-scale machinery.

You’ll study technologies of:

  • electrical power production, distribution and control

  • microelectronics and computing

  • systems that interface electronics and computers with aircraft, electric cars and renewable energy sources

This degree can take you in several interesting career directions – you could find yourself improving the integration of sustainable power sources to the grid or designing next-generation components to upgrade the ageing power infrastructure.

You’ll learn in an electronics lab equipped with the latest technologies. We are also home to the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory – a centre for cutting-edge electrical power research and one of just a few labs of its kind in the UK.

We are a partner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Power Academy, which gives you the chance to apply for a company-led scholarship that provides financial support, paid summer work placements and industry mentors.

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 227.34 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.