Founded in 1917, we are ranked among the top 10 UK EEE Departments (QS World Universities 2020). We are a large thriving department with over 800 students and staff and over the last few decades, we have built our reputation as world leaders in the areas of electromagnetics, semiconductors and communications.
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked us among the UK's top ten departments for the impact and quality of our research.
Our academics are major contributors to tackling key technological challenges including renewable energy generation, distribution and storage, 5G radio communications and electric transport.
Our teaching is informed by the research we do - and we do a lot!
Our academics have been awarded £50m of research grants in the last 5 years to provide solutions including to help achieve reliable renewable energy storage to supply the national grid, offshore wind energy production and 5G communications development.
The EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) are a government funded body and a major sponsor of university based research. They currently provide over £31m of sponsorship funding for our research activities and this makes us one of the best supported departments in the country. This level of support feeds directly into our teaching providing students with access to world-class facilities and exposure to the very latest developments in the field. EPSRC also provide an additional £500k as a Doctoral Training Award to provide scholarships for PhD students.
We are proud to host key research centres:
- The National Epitaxy Facility enables UK University research through provision of high quality Semiconductor Epitaxy.
- The Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage & Application (CREESA) is one of the UK’s leading research centres into energy storage.
- EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub which combines leading academic and industry experts to drive innovation in electrical machine manufacturing across a number of industries including Aerospace, Energy and High Value Automotive.
- EPSRC MM Wave Measurement Facility which uses state of the art equipment to measure and improve the effectiveness of antenna/transmitters that are wearable technology, data transfer and wireless communications depend on.
We have long-standing partnerships with market leaders:
- The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
- Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Research Centre
- EPSRC Siemens Gamesa Prosperity Partnership
We’re not just about circuit boards, although the ones our students work on in The Diamond are industry grade so they can practice on ones they will be using in the workplace. With us they will build electronic systems which are a combination of motors, sensors, lights, programming and circuit boards.
We pride ourselves on delivering a combination of theoretical and practical learning and in our Teaching Clean Room students create their own semiconductor structures replicating the chips used in modern technology eg mobile phones.
Watch this video to take a tour around this exceptional teaching resource.
For the past 4 years 86% of our graduates had secured employment or were in further study, six months after graduation (GEMS Positive Outcomes). Examples of EEE graduate employers include:
- BAE Systems
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Rolls Royce
Top 10 in the UK
We're in the top 10 UK Electronic and Electrical Engineering Departments (The World University Rankings 2020).
A world top-100 university
We're a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.