Our courses in electronic engineering and computer science are stimulating and challenging, with a high level of practical content, and draw on both our cutting-edge research and our close links with industry.

No aspect of modern life goes untouched by the technologies you will study at the University of Surrey, and you’ll be learning from globally recognised experts at the forefront of their fields.

Why are computer science and electronic engineering exciting to study?

Computer science is your gateway to shaping the future. Subjects such as artificial intelligence and cyber security are integral to the way the world operates, and the professionals who work in these fields will help to determine how it evolves in the future.

Electronic engineering is integral to our daily lives. From 5G communications to smarter solar energy capture, the real-world applications enabled by electronic engineers bring benefits for society in sectors as diverse as healthcare, transport and entertainment.

Open day talks

Watch our open day talks related to computer science and electronic engineering.

In the league tables

Top 5

Top 5 in the UK for continuation, progressing from year 1 to year 2, and 20th in the UK for computer science and information systems in the Guardian University Guide 2024


7th in the UK for research in computer science and informatics according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)


7th in the UK and top 100 globally for computer science and engineering in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023


16th in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023


18th in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Developing your employability

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The 2023 survey found that 90% of EE and 95% of CS undergraduates are in work or further education*

Our modules link with industry

CS 2nd year developed web applications to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.

EE - electronic engineering.

CS - computer science.

Student using virtual reality headset to control robot


We have a wide range of facilities ranging from robotics and artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and space missions.

What our students say