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MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 years)

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.

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

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


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.


Changes due to COVID-19

Any future COVID-related restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place.

We are working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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:

  • 1st in Europe for Telecommunication Engineering (ShangaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019)
  • 6th in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (The Guardian University Guide 2020)

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

Photo of William  Webb
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
Award Qualification
A-Level A*AA or AAAA including Mathematics and Physics or A*A*B including Mathematics and Physics (minimum grade A*)
​IB Diploma Pass with 38 points overall, 19 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches) or 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics (Applications and Interpretation), and 6 at Higher Level in Physics
STPM AA-A-, including Mathematics and Physics
UEC AAAAAA, with A in Advanced Mathematics I & II, Physics and two other STEM subjects (Computing accepted}*
Foundation Year Foundation Year programmes from the other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Other equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications) will be considered, please contact a UoSM education counsellor or your preferred agent to understand more 

*For UEC students who did not meet the typical entry requirement but obtained a Grade A in Advanced Mathematics and/or Physics with other STEM subjects scoring at least a Grade B are encouraged to apply. 

English level requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all components or Grade C in SPM 1119 English (cohort before 2021), SPM CEFR Level B2 or above (cohort from 2021 onwards), Grade C in GCSE English, Grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, B3 in UEC English or equivalent. 

Please CLICK HERE for the current English language requirements, a list of qualifications and tests the University of Southampton recognises and a list of exempt countries. 

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.

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

MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Year of StudyMode of StudyMalaysianInternational
2023 Full-time RM51,700/annum 
(Year 1 & 2)
RM 59,950/annum  
(Year 1 & 2) 
RM 107,000 (£20,000)/annum 
 (Year 3 & 4)* 

*Students completing Years 1 and 2 in Malaysia are entitled to a Special 20% Transition Bursary for Years 3 and 4. The above tuition fee calculation has considered this 20% bursary.

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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

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

University of Southampton Malaysia

Malaysia campus

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Highfield Campus

Southampton, UK

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