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Electronic Engineering (BEng)

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

About this course

From mobile phones and entertainment systems to medical devices and artificial intelligence tools, advances in electronics continue to transform our lives. Study electronic engineering and you can play a part in developing the next generation of world-changing technologies. Combining theory and practical work, this degree will provide all the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a graduate career as an incorporated electronic engineer.

Electronic engineering is a technical but also highly creative subject. You’ll learn to solve problems by designing, building and testing new electronic systems – skills that can be applied to real-world challenges ranging from sustainable energy production to cyber security. You’ll learn about the components within electronic devices and how they work together, for example to analyse data or display information on a screen.

As part of your degree you can:

  • use our research facilities, including a high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room

  • develop your enterprise skills with support from our on-campus startup incubator

  • build your own unique electronic system

  • study with leading researchers in quantum technology, nanotechnology and photonics (the science of light)

  • take a module in engineering management and law to develop your career skills

This course is also available with a year in industry.

Outstanding facilities, a huge breadth of optional modules and strong industry links make Southampton one of the best places in the UK to study this field.

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, 230.21 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.