Electrical and electronic engineering

Electronic engineers are producing the next generation of computers, satellites, mobile phones, wearables, distributed sensors, and energy generation and storage devices. And with our 6G Innovation Centre, Advanced Technology Institute, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing and Surrey Space Centre, we’re at the forefront of this work.

Our courses are ranked 1st in the UK for information technology and systems in the Complete University Guide 2023, 3rd in the UK for information technology in the National Student Survey 2022 and 7th in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

Our electrical and electronic engineering courses open the door to careers in a range of rapidly evolving and exciting industries. According to the Graduate Outcomes survey 2022, 96 per cent of our undergraduate students, 93 per cent of our postgraduate taught student and 92 per cent of our postgraduate research students are in work or further education.

In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), we ranked 15th in the UK for ‘*research power’ in engineering.

* Research power is the overall quality of submissions, calculated by grade point average and multiplied by the full-time equivalent number of staff submitted.


Autonomous wearables using next-generation thin-film power and sensing electronics

Funding information:

Full tuition fee cover, stipend of c £17,000 p.a. and a £3,000 Research Training Support Grant.

PhD on artificial intelligence for air pollution

Funding information:

A stipend of £19,000 for 22/23, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home rate fee allowance of £4,596 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). The studentship is offered for 3.5 years. For exceptional international candidates, there is the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover overseas fees.