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.
In the league tables
7th in the UK for research in computer science and informatics according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
6th in the UK and top 100 globally for computer science and engineering in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
Top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in information technology according to the National Student Survey 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
19th in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in the Complete University Guide 2024
*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.
What courses are available in the School?
Meet the team
Joining our School gives students the opportunity to work in industry for a year on a salaried Professional Training placement, as well as learning about the latest developments in 5G and mobile communications, machine learning and AI, renewable energy, and space engineering.Professor David Carey, Director of Learning and Teaching
Our School offers the opportunity to learn industrially-relevant programming languages and the foundations of computer science and electronic engineering. We support our students’ development, helping them to become highly skilled graduates.Dr Mariam Cirovic, Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching
As a Surrey undergraduate in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering you have many opportunities to engage creatively from day one; our Makerspace facility and student society are a great way to go beyond the syllabus and team up with like-minded colleagues.Dr Radu Sporea, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for Electronic Engineering
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*
*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.
EE - electronic engineering.
CS - computer science.