Published: 29 September 2020

Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked 6th in the UK

Surrey’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) has been ranked in 6th place in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

Taken from a survey of more than 120 UK universities, this latest ranking cements EEE’s place as one the best places to study electrical and electronic engineering in the UK. The Guardian ratings also reveal the Department offers more courses and has a better staff-to-student ratio than any other institution in the top 20.

Satisfaction ratings are high among EEE’s cohort, too, with 88.9 per cent satisfied with their courses and 87.4 satisfied with teaching.


That tops another successful 12 months for EEE, whose students played a key role in Surrey’s success in the latest Graduate Outcomes survey, which is the largest analysis of employment and further study outcomes for UK graduates. This reveals that 96 per cent of Surrey undergraduates are either in work or further education within 18 months of leaving, and engineering features heavily as one of the most prominent industries students work in.

Rankings for The Guardian University Guide league tables are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Ratings are based upon a variety of factors, including academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.


Dr David Carey, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, says: “We’re really proud that the high quality of our degree programmes and student experience, plus the year-long Professional Placement year working in industry, have once again been recognised by our students.

“Our consistently high ranking the Guardian University Guide for the past few years shows that Surrey is the place students should come to study electronic engineering in the UK.”

Find out more about studying in our Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Share what you've read?