MEng Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence

University of Southampton
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About this course

Gain the knowledge and skills to develop new, intelligent technologies. From facial recognition software to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) plays a growing role. You'll explore electronics and specialist AI topics and discover its future applications. This course will prepare you for a career in this dynamic and exciting industry.

Artificial intelligence is where electronics and computer science meet. It involves custom-designed hardware with complex algorithms and software. On this course, you’ll design computer systems that can learn from data, recognise speech and images, and solve problems. You can get practical laboratory experience by:

  • developing control algorithms for robots

  • solving real-world machine learning tasks

At Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science are in the same department, so it's easy for you to study across both disciplines.

As part of this course you can:

  • use our research facilities, including a high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room

  • develop your enterprise skills with help from our startup supporter, Future Worlds

  • build your own unique electronic systems

You’ll learn from our AI experts, who research in fields like:

  • national security

  • effective disaster relief operations

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It provides a route to professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Location and awarding body

Transfer between courses

You can transfer between our electronic engineering, electrical and electronic engineering or electrical engineering courses at certain points during your degree. You'll need to discuss this with your course leader.

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A-levels additional information

Required A-level subjects include mathematics and either physics, further mathematics, electronics or computer science. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 38 points overall with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in mathematics and 6 at Higher Level in an additional required subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma additional information

Required Higher Level subjects include mathematics and either physics, further mathematics or computer science. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

BTEC

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus plus grades A*A in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject (in any order)orD* in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subjectWe do not accept the BTEC Extended DiplomaWe do not accept the BTEC DiplomaApplicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

BTEC additional information

Required A-level subjects include mathematics and either physics, further mathematics, electronics or computer science. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.

Other qualifications

A-levels with Extended Project Qualification

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAA including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ

A-levels contextual offer

Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:AAA including grades AA in mathematics and an additional required subject

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) offer

BTEC (RQF) (reformed)

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades A*A in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject (in any order)orD* in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subjectWe do not accept the BTEC National Extended DiplomaWe do not accept the BTEC National DiplomaApplicants with a BTEC National Extended Diploma or the BTEC National Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Access to HE Diploma

Access to HE Diploma additional information

There are no additional requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate (first awarded 2017)

H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 including mathematics at H1 and physics at H1

Irish Leaving Certificate (first awarded 2016)

A1 A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 including mathematics at A1 and physics at A1

Irish Leaving Certificate additional information

There are no additional requirements

Scottish Qualification offers

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement (PDF, 111.01 KB) for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U

Cambridge Pre-U additional information

Welsh Baccalaureate

orA*A from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject (in any order), and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge CertificateororA*A* from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

Welsh Baccalaureate additional information

Required A-level subjects include mathematics and either physics, further mathematics, electronics or computer science. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.

European Baccalaureate

GCSE requirements

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

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

IELTS score requirements

Non-academic entry requirements

International qualifications

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

Other ways to qualify

You might meet our criteria in other ways if you do not have the qualifications we need. Find out more about:

  • our Access to Southampton scheme for students living permanently in the UK (including residential summer school, application support and scholarship)

  • skills you might have gained through work or other life experiences (otherwise known as recognition of prior learning)

Find out more about our Admissions Policy.

Course structure

The year 1 and 2 modules are similar across all our Electronic Engineering courses and provide a grounding in essential engineering topics.

In years 3 and 4 you’ll specialise in AI, and can follow your interests by choosing modules from a wide range of options. You can also take modules from other subject areas.

You’ll work in high-spec electronics and computer labs, equipped with the latest technology, hardware and software.

Year 1

In the first year, you’ll study digital systems, and electrical materials and fields. There are core modules in:

  • mathematics

  • programming

We'll develop your practical skills with extensive laboratory classes. In your first semester you’ll get to build processing boards.

Year 2

  • photonics

  • computer engineering

At the end of the year, you'll complete a 3-week team challenge, judged by an industry panel. Previous projects include the development of a home AI system and building a quadcopter.

Year 3

You’ll complete a unique piece of individual research in an AI topic of your choice. This will typically involve designing, building and testing a new electronic system. Past students have designed a traffic counting system using computer vision, and explored security for smart home systems.

You'll study the foundations of machine learning, and select specialised optional modules such as:

  • robotic systems

  • take a range of innovative interdisciplinary modules

Year 4

The main group design project is a great opportunity to experience working for an industry or academic customer. Past projects have involved:

  • building an autonomous vehicle

You’ll also select from optional modules covering topics, such as:

  • machine Learning

  • lectures

Support for your studies

How you’ll spend your study time

Your scheduled learning, teaching and independent study, year by year:

Year 1

How we’ll assess you

We’ll assess you using:

  • coursework, laboratory reports and essays
  • design and problem-solving exercises

Year 1

This course is accredited as meeting the full academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.

There is a shortage of graduates with artificial intelligence expertise, so you’ll have plenty of career options. You’ll graduate with the technical and transferable skills needed for roles such as:

  • machine learning engineer

  • computer vision engineer

Most of our students go straight into electronic engineering jobs in high-tech companies. Our Electronics and Computer Science graduates have secured roles at organisations including:

  • Apple

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

Our faculty's Careers Hub provides specialist career support and lets you connect with employers. It includes:

  • an Electronics and Computer Science careers fair, attended by major electronics companies

  • an online jobs and placements portal

  • paid summer internships

ECS Entrepreneurs is a student society that can help you develop your entrepreneurial passion into a business. It holds seminars and workshops on topics like coding and starting a company.

Careers services at Southampton

We are a top 20 UK university for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019). Our Careers and Employability Service will support you throughout your time as a student and for up to 5 years after graduation. This support includes:

  • work experience schemes

  • networking events

  • a wealth of volunteering opportunities

  • study abroad and summer school opportunities

We have a vibrant entrepreneurship culture and our dedicated start-up supporter, Futureworlds, is open to every student.

UK/EU fees

You'll pay £9,250 in tuition fees for the academic year 2020 to 2021. This fee might change for further years of your course.

International student fees

What your fees pay for

Your tuition fees pay for the full cost of tuition and all examinations.

Find out how to:

  • Approved Calculators
  • Textbooks

See the full list of extra items and costs in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window 2020 to 2021 (PDF, 781.88 KB).

Accommodation and living costs, such as travel and food, are not included in your tuition fees. Explore:

Bursaries, scholarships and other funding

If you're a UK or EU student and your household income is under £25,000 a year, you may be able to get a University of Southampton bursary to help with your living costs. Find out about bursaries and other funding we offer at Southampton.

If you're a care leaver or estranged from your parents, you may be able to get a specific bursary.

Scholarships and grants

You may be able to get a scholarship or grant that's linked to your chosen subject area.

We award scholarships and grants for travel, academic excellence, or to students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Support during your course

The Student Services Centre offers support and advice on money to students. You may be able to access our Student Support fund and other sources of financial support during your course.

Funding for international students

University life

The University offers a friendly, diverse and welcoming home for you while you study. You'll work, live and socialise with students from more than 130 countries.

Clubs, societies and facilities

  • a hairdresser

Our sports facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, a gym with 140 fitness stations, squash courts, a bouldering wall, outdoor pitches and much more. There are over 80 sports clubs you could join, and activity classes including yoga and spin.

We have an internationally known theatre, concert hall, art gallery and cinema showing everything from mainstream blockbusters to international arthouse classics. You could perform at a gig, concert or show, take part in an exhibition or join a writers’ workshop. Find out more about arts and culture at Southampton.

Whatever your passion or community, you can find like-minded people at one of the Students’ Union clubs and societies. There are more than 200 to join, and social activities in every hall of residence.

Support while you study

We aim to help you deal with any problems you might come across, so you can make the most of your time at university. We offer support with:

  • mental health, learning difficulties and disability

  • money and accommodation

We will assess your application on the strength of your:

  • predicted grades

We normally invite all candidates to an interview.

We aim to respond to you within 2 to 6 weeks with a decision about your application.

We treat and select everyone in line with our Equality and Diversity Statement.

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