Our reputation

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7th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Complete University Guide 2021

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is one of the leading Electronic and Electrical Engineering schools in the UK with over 100 years’ experience in both teaching and research excellence. We have around 700 students from over 65 countries studying with us.

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields.

The School is led by Professor Rob Kelsall, Head of School, supported by Professor Steven Freear, Director of Research and Innovation, and Mr Roland Clarke, Director of Student Education.

Our achievements 

University awards

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs. The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2014.

Unit of assessment: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Top 5 in the UK in a combined unit of assessment
  • 3.41 overall quality profile
  • 100% of our research outputs are ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 100% of our research have either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality.

Our Industrial Advisory Committee, which enhances the links between the School and our industrial partners, along with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), help ensure our programmes are of the highest standard and meet the needs of industry.

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