We are not only the largest department within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, but also the largest at the University of Surrey.

Our rankings

We have been ranked top 10 in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

Radu Sporea

"As a Surrey undergraduate in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering you have many opportunities to engage creatively from day one; our Makerspace facility and student society are a great way to go beyond the syllabus and team up with like-minded colleagues."

Dr Radu Sporea, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Department

What we have to offer

We have extremely strong metrics in both elements of our core business, teaching and research.

As well as the professional approach of the Department, we pride ourselves on providing a supportive and friendly environment for our students. We offer personal tutors to our undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic supervisors to our research students to help you progress and get to where you aim to be.

Our degrees are professionally accredited and develop the knowledge and professional skills of our students, for careers that lead the future development of electronics, communications and computing technologies.

Research excellence

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the department was ranked second in the UK within the electrical and electronic engineering, metallurgy and materials unit of assessment for the scale and impact of its research, with 93 per cent of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

Research centres

We have various centres within our department that are working in all areas of electronics and communications:

Study with us

As a student here you can help build robots, satellites, mobile phones and computers. We also offer continued professional development for those looking to improve their career prospects or learn new skills.

Contact us

Find us

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Surrey