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Published: 09 June 2020

Top jobs with a degree in electrical and electronic engineering

Find out how studying for a degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Surrey opens up a wide range of job and career opportunities.

“Surrey’s always been a university that teaches with the end vocation in mind. The key study areas we offer are the ones most highly regarded by industry. I keep in touch with many of my past students on LinkedIn. I’m delighted to see them go out into industry and thrive.”

Dr Tim Brown, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The jobs market

A recent report by Engineering UK stated that there was a national shortfall of 69,000 engineers in the UK. So the UK needs engineers.

Our Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is consistently rated as one of the best electronic engineering departments in the UK. Most recently, we were ranked second in Great Britain in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

This means our graduates are highly sought after for a wide range of roles by employers in many sectors, including aerospace, automotive, broadcast, information technology, product design, software and telecommunications.

These roles include: acoustic consultant, aerospace engineer, broadcast engineer, CAD technician, design engineer, electrical engineer, electronics engineer, IT consultant, multimedia programmer, network engineer, nuclear engineer, sound engineer, special effects technician, systems analyst and technical author.

“Surrey offers tremendous support and guidance in providing access to the best companies in the field. It’s incredibly important to have that kind of industry experience because the field progresses rapidly.”

Ankur Banerjee, BEng Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems

Future technologies

At Surrey, we offer courses in leading future technologies, so graduates can explore careers in exciting new fields such as:

  • 5G communications
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Nanotechnology and advanced electronics
  • Robotics and machine learning
  • Satellite and space systems.

“After my placement at IBM in my third year, I discovered early on in my fourth year that I'd secure a job if I achieved a 2:1 or above. Knowing this drove me to work even harder for my finals and I graduated with a first. I’m now on IBM’s graduate programme.”

Sam Williams, BEng Electronic Engineering

Our graduate success stories

Here are just a few jobs secured by recent graduates:

  • Application Developer at Citigroup
  • Applications Engineer at Cirrus Logic
  • Broadcast Software Engineer at Squared Paper
  • Developer Evangelist at Pycom
  • Electric Engineer at NCR
  • Electronic Technician at York Instruments
  • Graduate Digital Design Engineer at Dialog Semiconductor
  • Graduate Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
  • Graduate Software Engineer at Arm Holdings
  • Live Event Engineer at Jonathan Grili
  • Software Engineer at Qualcomm
  • Software Engineer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Speech Control Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover
  • Testing Analyst at CGI.

“Studying here has not only built my professional and academic skills as a future engineer, but it’s shaped me as an individual. I now feel much more confident about achieving my goals.”

Suad Merie, BEng Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology

Further academic study

Many of our graduates go on to complete a masters degree or undertake PhD research, investigating an area of personal interest.

Discover more about our electronic and electrical engineering degrees, our pioneering Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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