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Published: 26 May 2020

Five reasons to study electrical and electronic engineering at Surrey

What makes our electrical and electronic engineering degrees different and what’s the secret behind our graduates’ success? Here we reveal five reasons why you should choose the University of Surrey for your electrical and electronic engineering degree.

5G Innovation Centre
Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre.

1. Fantastic work placement opportunities

You can take advantage of Surrey’s Professional Training placement programme. Running successfully for four decades, this enables you to do a paid placement and gain a year’s valuable work experience at a company like:

  • Intel
  • Sky TV
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Air Products
  • GE Healthcare.

Read about student Abdullah Al-Shakarchi’s placement experience at McLaren Applied Technologies.

2. Varied styles of learning

You’ll experience a lively mix of learning styles at Surrey. As well as lectures and small group tutorials, you’ll do practical lab activities in pairs and take part in group projects which have a set brief but are also open to innovative solutions.

3. Teaching informed by research

Surrey is home to world-leading research in some of the most important areas of electrical and electronic engineering including:

  • Mobile communications
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Space vehicles
  • Nanomaterials
  • Sustainable energy.

Our research directly informs our teaching, and you’ll learn about it at first hand from the internationally-recognised academics who are leading the way in these exciting fields.

4. Flexibility with a common first year

Choosing the right degree pathway can be difficult, and things sometimes become clearer once you start studying. In the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering you’ll study a common first year so you can swap to a different pathway, if you decide it’s a better fit, up until the end of your first year.

5. Become part of a collaborative team

There are plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience as a student at Surrey, including having access to world-class research facilities. Read about how undergraduates get involved at Surrey Space Centre’s Ground Station.

Outside your course, you can gain valuable hands-on technical experience by getting involved with SurreyEARS (Electronics and Amateur Radio Society) and its ‘Makerspace’ work area – run entirely by students with support from the Department.

Discover our programmes in electrical and electronic engineering.

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