Published: 30 September 2014

Five of the Faculty’s subjects in The Times’ top ten

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 reveals top rankings for engineering and physical sciences subjects and sees Surrey’s overall position rise to eleventh place in the UK.

The respected league table names the University’s Department of Electronic Engineering the second best in the country out of 66 institutions surveyed. Civil Engineering is ranked seventh, Aeronautical Engineering eighth, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering both tenth, and Mathematics eleventh.

The University as a whole has risen from twelfth position last year to eleventh in the 2015 figures – which follows its climb to sixth place in The Guardian University Guide 2015.

The Times/Sunday Times league table is based on performance in a number of key areas including student satisfaction, graduate job prospects and the quality of research. According to the league table, the level of students to have found a job within six months of completing their course tops 90 per cent for Electronic Engineering, Physics and Computing, while for Civil Engineering, graduate employment prospects are 97 per cent.

The Faculty also scores highly when it comes to student satisfaction. According to the National Student Survey 2014, there is an overall satisfaction rate of 90 per cent for Electronic Engineering, and over 85 per cent for Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Chemical Engineering.

Professor Jonathan Seville, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, said, “These latest figures confirm that our programmes go from strength to strength thanks to our continual investment in the best academic staff and facilities, and – at a time when many are concerned about graduates’ job prospects – that we are leading the way when it comes to producing highly employable graduates.”

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