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)
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.