Industrial Liaison 

Did you know that ...Our School has one of broadest distributions of academic disciplines in the country? 

From microwave circuits for communications and radar to microwave antennas and radio wave propagation; from railway traffic management and control to advanced telerobotics for hazardous missions; from health informatics and biomedical image processing to advanced simulation for training; and from applied psychology, ergonomics and human factors, to human speech, gaze and gesture recognition.

Did you know also know that ... Our School has one of broadest portfolios and most successful track records of industrial contracts and collaborations in the country?

With 58% of the School’s income generated from non-research council sources and with 60% of academic staff holding consultancy agreements with large and small industries and governmental bodies, our sponsors and collaborators include the MoD and Dstl, the Department for Transport, TRW, the European Space Agency, BAE Systems, QinetiQ, Thales UK, Roke Manor, SEA, MBDA, Lockheed Martin, SELEX Galileo, TRL Technologies, Atkins UK, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, Goodrich, Atlas Elektronik UK, GE Power Conversion, Micron Technology, BT, Kodak, Alstom UK, Nortel Networks, Microsoft, London Underground, Corus, Bombardier, Balfour Beatty plc, Newman & Spurr Consultancy Ltd, Modux Ltd and Pattern Analytics Research.

.. Not to mention a professional society membership list that reflects our unique multidisciplinary status and standing in engineering and technology communities

Are you Interested in working with us to help inspire, educate and train future generations of leading electronics and systems engineers to enhance your organisation’s capabilities and business?

THEN READ ON ...Industrial Liaison  ... What’s On Offer?

Our award-winning industrial and governmental research projects enable academic research staff – many of whom have extensive industrial and commercial experience prior to joining academia – to bring the latest in electronics and computing technologies to the attention of their sponsors. By exposing our students to those same technologies, not to mention the lessons learned in exploiting them in real-world applications, our School is at the forefront of research-led teaching, delivering the very best in engineering training.

Wherever possible, student projects are based on real-world issues identified by our academic teams and, increasingly, such projects are attracting external stakeholders who are interested in evaluating the early high-risk, high-technology solutions that evolve from those projects, with the prospect of adopting those that could well bring them competitive advantage in the future.

Based on these successes, the School’s new Industrial Liaison Committee now has a mission to engage even more closely with industry partners, both existing and new, not only to foster new collaborative research opportunities, but also to help provide our students with the best possible opportunities to hone their skills and knowledge. From the moment they graduate, it is our aim that students become valuable members of the organisations they join, helping to balance the need for innovation with the importance of maintaining a strong competitive edge.

We are now looking for industrial partners who are prepared to support us in a range of activities, just some of which are listed below:


  • Graduate recruitment opportunities
  • Student placements (short-term and “year-out”)
  • Definition – together with academic supervisors – of student projects
  • Provision of technical and/or financial support for student projects
  • Presentations to students in the form of guest industrial lectures
  • Support for the School’s outreach activities, including presentations and demonstrations to schools
  • Joint lecturing with the School on Continuing Education modules.
  • Course development oversight
  • Industrial Liaison Committee participation
  • Research collaboration

Still Interested?

Then we would very much like to hear from you ...For further details and to explore ways in which your organisation can work with us to produce the next generation of electronics and systems engineers, please contact:

Carolyn Toney
Industrial Liaison Officer
Tel.: (+44) (0)121 414 4347
E-Mail: c.toney@bham.ac.uk 

Bob Stone
Chair of EECE Industrial Liaison Committee
Tel.: (07740) 858901
E-Mail: r.j.stone@bham.ac.uk