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MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 years)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering influences many aspects of modern life ranging from energy, healthcare, entertainment and commerce, to communications, manufacturing and the environment.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a challenging and evolving subject that is relevant to a wide range of industries, including the power sector and the electronics industry. At Southampton, you will gain a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills required to work in the technology sector, but also the wider range of competencies needed by today's professional engineer.

This breadth of knowledge is developed using a systematic approach to most subjects - blending the core technical syllabus with ongoing design exercises that run throughout the programme. You will use some of the most advanced teaching facilities in the world, you will put the theory you have learned in lectures into practice and deliver real results.

The academics teaching you are from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), the leading university department of its kind in UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. ECS is one of the best places in the world to study electronics and electrical engineering, computer science and IT.

 

Year 1 & 2 in Malaysia Campus and Year 3 & 4 in the UK campus

 

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Introducing your course

This is the course page for MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Electrical and Electronic Engineering and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

If you still have questions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any enquiries. See our contact us page for our telephone, email and address information.

Overview

This four-year programme builds on our long experience in teaching excellent electrical engineering and electronic engineering programmes and aims to give our students a broader spectrum of knowledge and skills that will allow them to work in a wide range of industries, including the power sector and the electronics industry.

To Apply

Wherever you are in the world, you can apply to study at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or directly via our website.

Find out more about how to apply

Accreditation

Our MEng is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the UK’s Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer in the UK. This accreditation is recognised by engineering boards around the world, including the Board of Engineers Malaysia via the international agreement known as the Washington Accord. Our BEng is accredited for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Programme Structure

We employ a combination of formal and special lectures, tutorials, classes, laboratory experiments, coursework and individual and group projects. Practical lab work forms an essential part of our degree programmes, providing opportunities to get to grips with key equipment in our world-class facilities and improve critical skills and judgement. We will also help you to develop key skills including written and oral presentation skills.

The teaching is structured on a semester pattern. The academic calendar will follow that of our UK campus and will comprise two semesters commencing at the end of September and January, with examinations at the end of January and May. You will study modules of 120 credits (60 ECTS) each in all four years. A UK University credit is the equivalent of 10 notional study hours.

Should you choose to exit this programme after successfully completing three years of study, you will be eligible for a BEng qualification. The BEng route develops the same core skills as the MEng, however by choosing the MEng you will study a more extensive range of subjects at an advanced level.

View the programme specification document for this course

Key Facts

Southampton is recognised as world-leading for Electronics and Computer Science and has achieved fantastic rankings in each of the most recent league tables:

  • 2nd in electrical and electronic engineering (The Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • 4th in electrical and electronic engineering (The Complete University Guide 2018)

We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years.

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“It was the top UK University for the course that I wanted to follow which was Electronic Engineering. ”

William Webb - BEng Electronic Engineering, PhD in Telecommunications

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Entry Qualifications for Undergraduate Courses
Qualification Our standard offers are listed below but where we have places available, students may be admitted with slightly lower grades
A Levels A*AA in Maths and Physics and one other subject except General Studies and Critical Thinking.
STPM AA in Maths and Physics plus A one other.
International Baccalaureate (IB) 38 points overall, 18 from HL to include Maths and Physics, Standard Level 5 English. Applicants who have not completed both Maths and Physics at HL are not considered suitable for first year entry - foundation year route more appropriate.
UEC Unified Examination Certificate
- Senior Middle Level
Students studying science track in English with 5As including maths I maths II and physics and not including maths, art, Chinese, Malay.
Australian year 12 ATAR minimum score of 95% (no rounding) - excellent Maths & Physics grades
Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) Minimum of 310 overall with 80% average in maths and physics and subject to attending an extended technical induction programme
Canadian Pre-University (CPU/CIMP) Where this is structured equivalently to the equivalent Ontario High School Diploma, students would need 6 U or U/C courses with an overall average of at least 90% including excellent maths and physics.
US SAT I or ACT plus Advanced Placement (AP) 5/5/5 in APs (inc Calculus and Physics) AND 1800 in SAT I (inc 600 in Maths and Reading) AND GPA of 3.5 in High School Graduation Diploma.
Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA UiTM First year entry with minimum GPA of 3.4.
UTAR Foundation Year Overall GPA of 3.67 with A- in Mathematics I, Mathematics II, Mechanics and Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism
HELP Foundation Year in Science Distinction overall (75-84) and distinction in calculus, engineering maths application and in both physics papers
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) ATAR minimum score of 95% (no rounding) - excellent Maths & Physics grades.
AUSMAT Australian Matriculation ATAR minimum score of 95% (no rounding) - excellent Maths & Physics grades.


All applicants must meet the English Language requirements.

Many other qualifications are accepted, please contact us for information.

Selection process:

As well as 'A' levels (as awarded in the UK secondary education system) we will accept an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University for entry to our courses.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

The first two years provide sound preparation for the final part of the degree, concentrating on the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering with an increasing emphasis on design as the course progresses.

Year 1

Core modules
Digital systems and Microprocessors
Electrical Materials and Fields
Electronic Circuits
Electronic systems
Mathematics for EEE
Programming I
Solid state devices
TT Personal Tutorial
TT Electronic Labs Yr 1
Advanced programming (optional module)*


*One optional module will be taken in each part. Optional modules may vary from year to year

Year 3

In your third year of study, you will have the opportunity to specialise or retain a broad-based study path through a wide selection of subject modules. You will also undertake an individual design or research project based in a research group in ECS. Third-year projects from ECS have led to commercialisation and to publication in journals and conferences.

Compulsory modules
Part III Individual Project
Engineering Management and Law

 

Optional modules  
Cyber Security Machine Learning
Machine Learning Wireless and Optical Communications
Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems Digital Control System Design
Robotic Systems Analogue and Mixed Signal Electronics
Digital Coding and Transmission High Voltage Engineering
Nanoelectronic Devices Applications of Electrical Materials
Power Systems Technology Power Systems Engineering
Signal and Image Processing Photonics
Digital IC and Systems Design Advanced Computer Architecture
Operational Research Optimisation
Advanced Partial Differential Equations Integral Transform Methods
Lifelong Learning: Systems and Structures Cosmology, Ritual and Belief
Pathological Mechanisms of Disease Behavioural Neuroscience
Sustainability in the Local and Global Environment Developmental Psychology
Social Enterprise Perception
Portus Field School Gender & Society
Health Policy and Economics Design Skills for Presentations and Maps
Body and Society Global Health
Living and Working on the Web Living with Environmental Change
Computational Biology Digital Humanities: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
Principles and Practice of Computer Graphics Living and Working on the Web
Secure Systems Ethics in a Complex World
Devices Global Challenges
Computer Engineering The Management of Risk and Uncertainty
Materials Online Social Networks
Electrical Machines Piracy, Security and Maritime Space
Advanced Electronic Systems The Human Brain and Society
Intercultural communication in a global world The Arab World in and Beyond the Headlines
Understanding Modern China Tall Tales: Unpicking the Secrets of Buildings
More or Less Life in the Cosmos
Ethics in Science, Engineering and Technology: Jekyll and Hyde Making Sense out of senses: How the Brain Works
Engineering Replacement Body Parts

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

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Scholarships and bursaries are available at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus.

Funding opportunities

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Career Opportunities

Our degrees are highly valued by employers and will equip you with the skills to operate globally.

ECS students have a strong reputation for the breadth and depth of their knowledge of different technologies, as well as for the strong mix of practical and theoretical understanding gained in their degree programme. We have developed a range of partnerships with companies large and small across the UK and global manufacturing technology, business and finance sectors, and high-tech industry. We also maintain strong links with alumni by holding regular social events and encouraging them to mentor current students.

We will encourage you to engage actively with your own professional development from the beginning of your studies. You will enjoy many opportunities that are embedded in your academic programme and will have the opportunity in parts three and four to broaden your options by meeting employers, getting involved in volunteering activities, work placements and much more.

When you are in the UK, make sure you are ready for the job market before you graduate by accessing our extensive programme of work placements and internships. As well as the experience, you could get paid and could make a good start with a potential future employer.

ECS holds an annual Engineering and Technology Careers Fair , which was attended by more than 80 companies in 2015.

Find out more about career opportunities

Learning & Assessment

Years one and two in Malaysia

The first two years provide sound preparation for the final part of the degree, concentrating on the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering with an increasing emphasis on design as the course progresses.

Years three and four in the UK

In your third year of study, you will have the opportunity to specialise or retain a broad-based study path through a wide selection of 60 subject modules. You will also undertake an individual design or research project based in a research group in ECS. Third-year projects from ECS have led to commercialisation and to publication in journals and conferences.

In the fourth year, MEng students choose from a range of modules and work on a group design project, typically developed in conjunction with an industrial partner. The contribution of these projects is highly valued by the associated companies.

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Study Locations

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Malaysia campus

The Malaysia Campus is located in the state of Johor near the southwes...Find out more

Highfield Campus

Southampton, UK

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