Electronic Engineering with Wireless Communications

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.4 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
127 place StudyQA ranking:5115 Duration:48 months

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Our MEng in Electronic Engineering with Wireless Communications includes the core learning of the BEng Electronic Engineering and MEng Electronic Engineering [link to programme pages urls to be confirmed] programmes to give you a thorough grounding in the field. You then have the opportunity to specialise and gain a greater understanding of the practical industrial applications of wireless communications. Key areas of study include:

  • signal processing
  • speech communications
  • personal multimedia communications
  • radio communications engineering
  • sonar and computer vision

Our MEng Electronic Engineering with Wireless Communications will provide you with the skills to work in any area of the electronics industry. We have excellent relationships with employers, and have our own Careers Hub website. We also run an annual careers fair.

Key Facts

  • Southampton has achieved fantastic rankings in each of the most recent league tables:

    • 1st in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and 3rd for Computer Science and IT (Guardian University Guide 2013)
    • 2nd in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and 5th in Computer Science (Complete University Guide 2013)
    • 2nd in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and 8th in Computer Science (Times Good University Guide 2013)
  • We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years
  • Our MEng Electronic Engineering with Wireless Communications is accredited by the IET
  • Our £100m interdisciplinary clean room opened in 2008
  • 95 per cent of our graduates had graduate-level jobs within six months of graduation in 2011

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Jan 15 Tuition fee
  • EUR 11170 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 15420 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU £9,000; International £12,420

Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.

Year 1

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC1200 Electronic Circuits
  • ELEC1201 Programming
  • ELEC1202 Digtl Systms & Microprocessors

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC1204 Advanced Programming
  • ELEC1205 Solid State Devices
  • ELEC1207 Electronic Systems

Full Academic Year

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC1028 TT Personal Tutorial
  • ELEC1029 TT Electronic Labs Yr1
  • ELEC1206 Electrical Materials & Fields
  • MATH1055 Mathematics 1

Year 2

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC2014 Design & Test of Digital Systs
  • ELEC2015 Semiconductor Devices
  • ELEC2018 Software Development
  • ELEC2019 Control & Systems Engineering
  • MATH2021 Mathematics 2

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC2012 Analogue Electronics
  • ELEC2013 Computer Systems Engineering
  • ELEC2020 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
  • ELEC2021 Communications II
  • MATH2022 Maths for Electrncs&Electrical

Full Academic Year

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC2024 TT Electronic Labs Yr2
  • ELEC2032 Electronic Design

Year 3

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC3017 Digital System Design
  • ELEC3028 Digital Transmission
  • ELEC3029 Signal Processing

Optional Modules

  • LAWS3001 Industrial Law for Engineers 1
  • MANG3055 Management 1 (ECS)

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC3027 Radio Communications

Optional Modules

  • COMP3006 Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems
  • COMP3008 Machine Learning
  • COMP3009 Software Quality Assurance and Project Management
  • ELEC3019 Photonic Devices
  • ELEC3020 Advanced Computer Architecture
  • ELEC3021 Image Processing
  • ELEC3024 Nanofabrication and Charact
  • ELEC3026 Digital Control System Design
  • ELEC3030 Computer Networks
  • ELEC3031 Analogue Electronics
  • ENTR3004 New Venture Planning
  • LAWS3002 Industrial Law for Engineers 2
  • MANG3023 Management 2
  • MATH3025 Complex Variables and Transforms
  • MATH3028 Optimisation

Full Academic Year

Compulsory Modules

  • COMP3020 Individual Project A & B

Optional Modules

  • CHIN9001 Chinese Language Stage 1 for Engineers
  • CHIN9011 Chinese for Engineers Stage 2
  • FREN9044 French for Engineers
  • FREN9047 French Language Stage 3 for Engineers
  • FREN9048 French Language Stage 4 for Engineers
  • GERM9034 German for Engineers
  • GERM9035 German Language for Engineers Stage 6
  • GERM9036 German Language for Engineers Stage 3
  • GERM9039 German Language for Engineers Stage 4
  • GERM9046 German Language Stage 5 for Engineers
  • ITAL9030 Italian for Engineers Stage 4
  • SPAN9044 Spanish for Engineers
  • SPAN9045 Spanish for Engineers Stage 4
  • SPAN9046 Spanish for Engineers Stage 3


Optional Modules

  • FREN9054 French Language Stage 5 for Engineers

Year 4

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • ELEC6023 Radio Communications Engineering
  • ELEC6050 Group Project A
  • ELEC6076 Wireless Networks

Optional Modules

  • COMP6026 Evolution of Complexity
  • ELEC6009 Nanoelectronic Devices
  • ELEC6010 Digital IC Design
  • ELEC6011 Introduction to MEMS
  • ELEC6100 Lab on a Chip
  • ELEC6108 Microfabrication
  • MATH6111 Numerical Methods
  • MATH6115 Statistics for Engineering Systems

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • COMP6033 Independent Research Review
  • ELEC6022 Personal Multimedia Communications
  • ELEC6049 Exploit EE & EL Techn

Optional Modules

  • COMP6004 Formal Design of Systems
  • COMP6036 Advanced Machine Learning
  • COMP6041 Computational Finance B
  • ELEC6013 Analogue Integrated Circuit Design
  • ELEC6014 Radio Communication Networks and Systems
  • ELEC6016 Digital Systems Synthesis
  • ELEC6024 Advanced Computer Vision
  • ELEC6027 VLSI Design Project
  • ELEC6032 Cryptography
  • ELEC6080 Integrated RF Transceiver Design
  • ELEC6087 Biologically-Inspired Robotics (A)
  • ELEC6102 Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies
  • ELEC6104 Bio-Nanotech Lab Project
  • ELEC6105 Instrumentation and Sensors
  • ELEC6106 Logic & Quantum Devices
  • ELEC6107 MEMS Laboratory Project
  • ELEC6109 Nano-Electronics Laboratory Project
  • ELEC6110 Memory and Spintronic Devices
  • ELEC6111 MEMS Sensors and Actuators
  • ELEC6112 Biosensors

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580

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GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above

A Levels:

AAA, including Mathematics and a physical science, preferably Physics (Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted as one of the three A levels)

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Alternative Qualifications:

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC Higher National Diploma, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applications from international students.

Mature Applicants:

We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (eg Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.

Selection Process:

We select students on the basis of a UCAS application. UCAS code: H690 Course title: MEng Electronic Engineering with Power Systems Course duration: 4 years

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Southampton.


Our MEng Electronic Engineering with Wireless Communications is accredited by the

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and we are a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation

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