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 electrical and electronic engineering courses open the door to careers in a range of rapidly evolving and exciting industries.

Top 10

Electrical and electronic engineering is ranked top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 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.

Developing your employability

90 per cent of our undergraduate graduates go on to employment or further study*

*Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA.

What our students say

Research excellence

The Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) ranked engineering 15th in the UK for *research power.

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


PhD Studentship within DECaDE: Centre for the Decentralized Digital Economy - AI/Computer Vision/Blockchain

Funding information:

Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend at the current EPSRC funding rate of £18,622 (for 2023-24) and coverage of the tuition fees for 3.5 years. 

Trustworthy AI for socially compliant autonomous driving

Funding information:

A stipend of £18,622 for 23/24, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home rate fee allowance of £4,712 (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.

Uncertainty quantification in computer vision and natural language processing for medical imaging

Funding information:

UK/International tuition fee + UKRI stipend at £18,622 p.a. (2023/24 rate) + Research Training Support at £1,000 p.a. + Personal Computer (provided by the Department).
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