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Electrical Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
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 degree, 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 degree follows the same curriculum as the 3-year BEng Electrical Engineering degree, 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 degree 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, 238.67 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.