Published: 24 January 2024

Top jobs with an electrical and electronic engineering degree

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 is one of the UK’s leading universities for electrical and electronic engineering, with our courses ranked Top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023. 

This means our electrical and electronic engineering graduates are highly sought after, with 90 per cent in work or further education, earning an average salary of £33,319 (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA). 

Many of our students boost their employability by taking advantage of our exceptional Professional Training placement programme, which enables you to spend a year gaining valuable work experience with a relevant company, and often leads to a job offer on graduation. This is one reason why we were awarded Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National University Employability Awards 2022.

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.

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, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

A degree in electrical and electronic engineering can help open the door to a range of careers. At Surrey, our graduates have gone on to roles including:

  • 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
  • Technical author.

Future technologies

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

  • 5G/6G communications
  • Artificial intelligence and audio/visual signal processing
  • Nanotechnology, quantum information, energy and advanced materials
  • Robotics and machine learning
  • Satellite and space systems.

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.

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 award-winning Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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