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University of Southampton

Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems

UCAS Code: H6G4

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Typical offer: A*AA, to include Mathematics at grade A* or A and Physics at grade A* or A. Alternative conditions: A*A*B, to include Mathematics at grade A* and Physics at grade A*. In some cases Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics, Computer Science, or Electronics. A level science subjects considered include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, psychology, environmental studies, geology. Science practical components must be passed. General Studies, Critical Thinking, and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Typical offer: D2,D3,D3 to include Mathematics and Physics. Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A Level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of A Level grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 38, with 18 points required at Higher Level: including 6 points from Mathematics and 6 points from Physics. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering Admissions Office at fpse-ugapply@soton.ac.uk for more information.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Typical offer: H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2 to include Mathematics at H1 and Physics at H1. Unless a more advanced level (Higher Level) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at ILC Grade C or O4, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

AAA including Maths and Physics at Advanced Higher Level. Unless a more advanced level (Higher or Advanced Higher) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4

A*,A,A from three A levels, including Mathematics and Physics, OR, A*,A from two A levels, including Mathematics and Physics, plus A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

152-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Electronic engineering

Computer architectures

At Southampton our Electronic Engineering graduates have a world-leading reputation for creative solutions based on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills.
Our four-year Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems degree builds upon the BEng Electronic Engineering degree and has been specifically designed to allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, and application required for a wide range of professional engineering careers. This programme will allow you to focus your knowledge by selecting options from an extensive range of specialist technical modules including computer networks, advanced computer architecture, applied parallel and concurrent programming and computational modelling. In your third and fourth years you will have the opportunity to select from an extensive range of specialist technical modules and you will participate in a group project that will aim to solve a real industry problem. This project will test and further develop your technical skills but also will develop your management skills as you will work in a team that needs to deliver a solution to a real engineering problem.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Southampton are Ranked number 6 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020) and we are first in the UK for volume and quality of our electrical and electronic engineering research (REF 2014). We have an unrivalled reputation for our facilities, and have recently invested £8m in our teaching labs. We also have a £100m state-of-the-art interdisciplinary clean room complex and high-voltage laboratory.
Our renowned teaching staff prepare our students to work in a wide variety of areas and fields; we have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website, run an annual careers fair and have a dedicated startup incubator, Future Worlds, to support student enterprise. Our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and we are members of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UK-ESF) and IET Power Academy

Modules

This four-year MEng programme has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. During the first two years you will undertake a series of core modules, for example Electronic Circuits, Electronic Systems, Programming, Digital Systems and Microprocessors, Electrical Materials and Fields, and Mathematics for Electronic and Electrical Engineering. In your third and fourth years you can choose from a wide range of optional modules that reflect the specialist areas of electrical engineering that will take you to the leading edge of technology sought by industry. You will also work on an individual project with one of our research groups which will allow you to work at the frontier of knowledge. For further information on our optional modules:
http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programmes/meng-electronic-engineering-computer-systems#modules

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used on this programme to enable students to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes. These include written examinations and assessments, in-class tests, design exercises, programming exercises, oral presentations, assessed laboratories and group work exercises.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Electronics and Computer Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Electronic engineering
76%
med
Computer architectures

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

Computer science

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Engineering professionals
17%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Information technology technicians
5%
Engineering professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Computer architectures

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£30k

£30k

£42k

£42k

£41k

£41k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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