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Published: 29 March 2021

A week in the life of an electrical and electronic engineering undergraduate

From lectures to laboratory-based practicals and personal tutorials, discover what a typical week looks like as a first-year BEng or MEng electrical and electronic engineering student at Surrey.

How you’ll learn

Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:

* Group work

* Laboratory-based practicals

* Lectures

* Online learning

* Seminars

* Tutorials

Outside of these, you’ll carry out independent study, including coursework, essays and reading.

“The lecturers and course leaders make the work so much more engaging and challenging.”

Spencer Alexander Skinner, Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng

We’ve also introduced hybrid learning, a mix of online and face-to-face sessions, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A typical week in your first year

In your first year, you’ll receive approximately 21 contact hours each week. Lab work is scheduled for two afternoons per week, while Wednesday afternoons are kept free for University sporting or society activities. Your timetable will closely resemble the following:

Monday

10-11am – Laboratories, Design and Professional Studies – Lecture

11am-12pm – Pure Mathematics – Lecture

12-1pm – Laboratories, Design and Professional Studies – Lecture

2-5pm – Laboratories, Design and Professional Studies – Lab Work

Tuesday

10-11am – Laboratories, Design and Professional Studies – Lecture

11am-12pm – Computer and Digital Logic – Lecture

12-1pm – Personal Tutorial

Wednesday

9-11am – Pure Mathematics – Tutorial

11am-12pm – Pure Mathematics – Lecture

Thursday

9-11am – Laboratories, Design and Professional Studies – Lecture

11am-12pm – Computer and Digital Logic – Lecture

12-1pm – Electronic Circuits – Lecture

2-5pm – Laboratories, Design and Professional Studies – Lab Work

Friday

10-11am – Pure Mathematics – Lecture

11am-1pm – Electronic Circuits – Lecture

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

Disclaimer: The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.

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