5G Innovation Centre

Join us at 5GIC

As the UK’s only research centre dedicated to 5G, the University of Surrey’s 5GIC is made up of researchers at the forefront of this field.

Study with us

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering programmes are ranked top five by the Guardian University Guide 2018 and top five by both the Complete University Guide 2017 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

Postgraduate taught programmes

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering's postgraduate taught courses provide specialised training in engineering aspects of the fast-developing IoT and wireless communications field.

MSc Mobile Communications Systems

Mobile telephony is reaching saturation in the most technologically advanced countries and is rapidly becoming the main telecommunications infrastructure in the rest of the world.

The MSc Mobile Communications Systems programme gives you a thorough understanding of the engineering aspects of this rapidly developing field, as well as new emerging systems for the support of broadband mobile internet.

MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications

Surrey is a world leader in satellite communications, broadcasting, terrestrial mobile networks and the Internet: essential components of communication and information infrastructures.

This has allowed us to create a Masters programme in this burgeoning field that is delivered by academics and researchers with extensive theoretical expertise and practical experience.

Discover more about our MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications.

MSc Communications Networks and Software

We are placing ever greater demands on the Internet, and traditional telecommunication infrastructures are migrating to Internet-based architectures and protocols.

The MSc Communications Networks and Software programme benefits from the research that experts in our 5G Innovation Centre are undertaking to lead the world in the race to the next generation of communications networks.

Postgraduate research

The 5GIC is funded by £12 million from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) and over £68 million co-investment from the Centre’s industry and regional partners, including the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Industrial CASE PhD studentships

The 5G Innovation Centre, which forms part of the Institute for Communications Systems (ICS), is the world’s first dedicated to the next generation of mobile communication systems and an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation.

The Centre collaborates with key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.

We are recruiting PhD students with the drive and vision to be a part of this exciting new venture. The students are expected to develop innovative and collaborative research that is world leading and addresses the challenges associated with 5G wireless communications networks.

Discover more about our Industrial CASE PhD studentships.

Electronic Engineering PhD

Electronic engineers are producing the next generation of computers, satellites and mobile phones – and with our 5G Innovation Centre, the University of Surrey is at the very forefront of this work.

With our brand new 5G Innovation Centre, four internationally leading research centres and partnership (in collaboration with University of Strathclyde) with the National Physical Laboratory, your time with us will enable you to become an expert in your specialism.

From revolutionary approaches in spacecraft design and ingenious communications systems to nanostructures with incredible properties and the manipulation of light itself, our research in electronic engineering is at the most exciting edge of technological innovation.

Through consistent investment stemming from our deep commitment to world-class, sustainable research programmes, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has built up an impressive infrastructure to support all its activities.

The interdisciplinary nature of much of our work encourages us to constantly explore new opportunities to cross boundaries, providing you with truly world-class opportunities.

Find out more about our Electronic Engineering PhD.

Job opportunities

If you are interested in working for us or contributing to our research activities you can view all vacancies at the University of Surrey: