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.

Surrey is the winner of the Cyber University of the Year at the National Cyber Awards 2023.

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

Top 100

We're ranked top 100 for electrical and electronic engineering and telecommunication engineering in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

*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.


Audio/acoustics machine learning

Funding information:

A standard stipend of £18,622 per year (2023-24).

Development of advanced measurement methods for high performance emerging photovoltaics

Funding information:

EPSRC iCASE award Covering University (Home Fees) for four years Stipend: £19,237 per annum for four years Directly Funded Project (UK Students only)

Medical imaging standardisation for large scale studies

Funding information:

A stipend of £18,285 for 21/22, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home/EU-rate fee allowance of £4,407 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). The studentship is offered for 4 years.
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