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Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Enter the world of large-scale electrical power. Learn to build the systems and technologies that will grow our power networks for decades to come. From sustainable energy generation to the use of electric vehicles, big changes in the way we produce and use power are creating exciting challenges for today’s electrical engineers.

Electrical engineering is about the generation and control of electricity, its distribution for use in homes and industry, and the design of large-scale machinery.

You’ll study technologies of:

  • electrical power engineering, including production, distribution and control
  • microelectronics and computing
  • systems that interface electronics and computers with aircraft, electric cars and renewable energy sources

This degree can take you in several interesting career directions – you could find yourself improving the integration of sustainable power sources to the grid or designing next-generation components to upgrade the ageing power infrastructure.

You’ll learn in an electronics lab equipped with the latest technologies. We are also home to the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory – a centre for cutting-edge electrical power research and one of just a few labs of its kind in the UK.

This electrical engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of:

  • fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer
  • partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer
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Admission requirements


  • AAA including mathematics and an additional required subject


  • A*AB including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject (in any order)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 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 an additional required subject


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A-level mathematics and A in an additional required A-level subject.
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma without additional A-levels.
  • Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or a BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors
  • Electrical Materials and Fields
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Electronic Systems
  • Mathematics for Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Programming
  • Solid State Devices

Year 2

  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Control and Communications
  • Electrical Machines
  • Engineering Design
  • Materials
  • Mathematics for Electronics & Electrical Engineering Part II
  • Power Circuits and Transmission
  • Power Electronics and Drives

Year 3

  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Part III Individual Project
  • Power Systems Technology

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Control System Design
  • Digital Control System Design
  • Engineering Management and Law
  • Integral Transform Methods
  • Introduction to Bionanotechnology
  • New Venture Development
  • Operational Research
  • Optimisation
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Robotic Systems

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £23,720


  • Final award: Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BEng (Hons))
  • Name of award: Electrical Engineering
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Continuing studies

This degree is also a good foundation for further study at Masters or PhD level.

Career paths

Most of our graduates go straight into electrical engineering jobs in major energy companies or in industry sectors such as manufacturing, construction and transport. You’ll be prepared for:

  • professional and managerial roles such as power system engineer
  • consultancy and design roles

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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a top 100 global University with a top 15 UK University place. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, as demonstrated by our research intensity. We have a wonderful global community, with...

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The University of Southampton is a welcoming and close knit student community of roughly 22,000 students. We have an international student population which makes up just under 30% of our student body which is wonderful. With 98% of our graduates going into work or further study 6 months after graduation, we offer the chance to study at a world leading Russell Group University whilst safe in the knowledge you will be well on your way to succeeding your chosen career.

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