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Electronic Engineering with Photonics (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Photonics has numerous applications, from broadband internet to precision tools used in medicine and industry. It’s  also at the heart of emerging technologies such as quantum and photonic computing, which use photons (particles of light) instead of electrons for ultra-fast, energy-efficient data processing. This accredited degree will give you access to professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.

You’ll learn from academics who conduct research in the University’s prestigious Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). The ORC has an impressive track record of discoveries; its researchers developed the optical components that make today’s internet possible.

Our links with the ORC mean we can offer you in-depth study and a wide choice of specialist modules.

A comprehensive training in the fundamentals of electronic engineering will provide a foundation for your specialist photonics studies. The course covers topics such as:

  • fabrication and microscopy

  • optical communications

  • nanoelectronic and quantum devices

  • metamaterials

  • digital coding and transmission

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and we are a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 781.88 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.