We have been ranked 2nd in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
"For the 6th year in a row, Surrey has been ranked in the top five nationally for electrical and electronic engineering, which is a testament to our commitment to excellence in teaching, and the quality and motivation of our students. Joining our Department gives students the opportunity to work in industry for a year on a salaried Professional Training placement, as well as learning about the latest developments in 5G and mobile communications, machine learning and AI, renewable energy, and space engineering."Dr David Carey, Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
"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.
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.
We have various centres within our department that are working in all areas of electronics and communications:
- Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) - An interdisciplinary research institute investigating materials and devices for future electronics and photonics
- Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) - An autonomous research centre focusing on future communication systems
- Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) - One of the most highly renowned centres in Europe working on all aspects of image, video and audio processing research
- Surrey Space Centre (SSC) - Pioneers of cost-effective satellite engineering techniques to develop small satellites and associated scientific experiments/payloads.
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.