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Electrical Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Radical changes in how we produce and use electricity, such as the growth of wind and solar energy and the electrification of transport, pose new challenges for electrical engineers. With this master's in electrical engineering, you can contribute to the development of a smarter, greener and more secure electric power grid. This accredited degree will give you access to professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Electrical engineering is about electricity on a large scale – how it is generated, controlled and distributed for use in industry and homes.

The master's degree in electrical engineering follows the same curriculum as the 3-year BEng, with an additional year that allows you to broaden your knowledge and cover topics at a more advanced level.

You’ll be able to study specialist areas, such as high-voltage insulation systems, medical electrical technologies and the societal aspects of power generation.

The course balances theory and practical work and most modules include lab-based or design projects. You’ll also have the opportunity to use our high-voltage laboratory, which is a centre for cutting-edge electrical power research and one of the few labs of its kind in the UK.

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code HH62 for the Industrial Studies option.

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 MEng Electrical Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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