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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.

Students undertake Years 1 and 2 at the University of Southampton Malaysia and Years 3 and 4 at 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.

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 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  WebbBEng Electronic Engineering, PhD in Telecommunications

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.

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 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.

Core modules
Part III Individual Project

 

Compulsory modules
Engineering Management & Law

 

Optional modules  
Green Electronics Wireless and Optical Communications 
Analogue and Mixed Signal Electronics Photonics II
Advanced Computer Architecture High Voltage Engineering
Power Systems Engineering  Digital Control System Design 
Devices  Computer Engineering 
Materials Electrical Machines 
Advanced Electronic Systems  Cosmology, Ritual and Belief
Computational Biology Security of Cyber Physical Systems 
Optimisation  Integral Transform Methods
Developmental Psychology  Perception 
Gender & Society Business Skills for Employability 
The Management of Risk and Uncertainty  The Human Brain and Society
Intercultural Communication in a global world  Understanding Modern China
Ethics in Science, Engineering and Technology Life in the Cosmos 
Engineering Replacement Body Parts  Cyber Security
Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems  Machine Learning Technologies 
Foundations of Machine Learning  Robotic Systems 
Digital Coding and Transmission  Control System Design
Nanoelectronic Devices  Power Systems Technology
Signal and Image Processing  Digital IC and Systems Design 
Computer Networks  Introduction to Bionanotechnology 
Operational Research  Advanced Partial Differential Equations 
Global Health  Social Enterprise 
Body and Society   

Year 4

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.

Core module
Group Design Project

 

Optional modules  
Microfabrication  Radio Communications Engineering
VLSI Systems Design  Secure Hardware Design 
Power Systems Analysis  Power Generation: Technology and Impact on Society 
Power and Distribution  Microsensor Technologies 
Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Wireless Networks 
Evolution of Complexity  Software Project Management and Development 
Numerical Methods  An Introduction to Silicon Photonics
Optical Fibres  Nanofabrication and Microscopy 
Quantum Devices and Technology  Image Processing 
Advanced Wireless Communications Networks and Systems  VLSI Design Project 
Analogue and Mixed Signal CMOS Design  Digital Systems Synthesis 
Embedded Processors  SOC Design Project 
Cryptography  Advanced Electrical Materials
High Voltage Insulation Systems  Power Electronics for DC Transmission 
Bio/Micro/Nano Systems Biologically Inspired Robotics
Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies Applied Control Systems 
Machine Learning for Wireless Communications  Advanced Machine Learning
Computational Finance Individual Research Project
Data Mining Reinforcement and Online Learning 
Deep Learning Modelling with Differential Equations 
Advanced Memory and Storage   

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).

Tuition fees

Year of study: 2019

Mode of study: Full-time

Malaysian: RM50,200

International: RM58,200

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

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.

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.

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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