About this course
Learn how we generate, transmit then process the signals that power today's communications. This course looks at modern and future wireless technology, from wifi to sat-nav, and it's a great chance to apply your mathematical theory to real-world problems. You’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills to meet a growing need for professionals in this industry.
Wireless communications support the technologies we rely on, and this course explores the systems and standards that make it possible.
You’ll study information theory, looking at the capacity of channels and the fundamental limits of wireless networks. Practical work includes applying software-defined radio equipment to real radio systems in the lab.
You’ll also look at specialised topics such as signal and image processing or radio communications engineering.
Many modules include guest speakers from industry, and our academics have close links with industry through research collaborations and their own enterprises.
As part of this course you can:
use our research facilities, including a high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room
develop your enterprise skills with help from our startup supporter, Future Worlds
build your own unique electronic systems
study engineering management and law to develop your career skills
This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It provides a route to professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.
If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways.
- Electronic Engineering
- Study electronic engineering through theoretical and practical work, and learn key physics and programming skills, Prepare for a career as a Chartered Engineer.
- Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence
- Study electronic engineering and focus on artificial intelligence. With many uses in emerging fields, you'll be prepared for a career as a Chartered Engineer.
- Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems
- Study programming and computer architecture on this electronic engineering and computer systems degree. Begin your path to Chartered Engineer status.
- Electronic Engineering with Mobile and Secure Systems
- Design and build electronic systems, and study topics like cyber security and sustainable energy on this degree. Prepare for a career as a Chartered Engineer.
- Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology
- Study electromagnetism and communications, and do an individual project on this integrated Masters degree. Prepare for a career as a Chartered Engineer.
- Electronic Engineering with Photonics
- Combine electronic engineering with photonics and gain key skills in this exciting, varied subject. Prepare for Chartered Engineer status.
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.