Welcome to the Department of Electronic Engineering

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The present Electronic Engineering Department was established over 30 years ago. It is one of the largest departments within the University with a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate student population of over 600.

Dedicated teaching staff, many who are experts in their particular fields, supports the students. In parallel the excellence of our research is recognised worldwide by the receipt of many prestigious awards. In addition our highly successful Short Courses and Continuing Professional Development Units help to supply Industry's need to keep pace with the latest technology.

Electronic Engineering at Surrey ranked 2nd in the UK for 2008 by the students for overall satisfaction


Electronic Engineering at Surrey ranked 4th in the Times League table.

Teaching in the Dept

At both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level our modular programmes offer flexibility, allowing interdisciplinary combinations. The syllabus is continually under development and review, in line with the requirements of various professional bodies that accredit our courses, and the latest technological needs of industry.

The quality of the teaching is reflected by the award of 23 out of 24 in the recent teaching assessment, and is why the employment of graduates from the School is almost 100%, much higher than the national average.


The department is particularly proud of the wide range and quality of its research activity; a fact confirmed by the Department's receipt of the coveted 5*A research rating in the recent official Research Assessment Exercise, RAE2001.

We continue to extend the boundaries of science and technology particularly in the fields of Satellite Engineering, Mobile Communications, Digital Broadcasting, and Micro-processing

Press Reviews

Some comments from the press about the University:

"Surrey has one of the highest proportions of staff doing world-class research work of any university" - Sunday Times University Guide

"The university has links with over 500 companies and is famous for its excellent employment record." - Guardian University Guide 2005

"Excellent graduate employment record. A university company, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, is Britain's only company launching micro-satellites." - The Independent


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