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 9th in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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.

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


High-efficiency perovskite tandem solar cells

Funding information:
UK home fees UKRI standard stipend.

Design and fabrication of energy scavenging thin film materials

Funding information:
Full UK tuition fees covered for 3 years. Stipend at £16,062 p.a. (2022/23). Personal Computer (provided by the department).  

Electronic properties of next generation perovskite solar cell materials

Funding information:
UK candidates only for 3.5 years at £4,500 pa fees with a stipend of £16,062 pa (2022/23).

Students and graduates