About us

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering excellence in teaching and research is recognised by continually achieving high scores when assessed.

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The turnover on research is £4 million per year, and in the last government Research Excellence Framework (REF) 86% of of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. This continues to be a major factor in the Department's success. The £4 million comes from a variety of sources including UK government and industry as well as the European Union. We are always very successful in getting European funding for many of our research projects.


Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, is an exceptionally broad subject. It sits between Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Psychology, Materials Science, Education, Biological and Medical Sciences, with interfaces to many other areas of engineering such as transportation systems, renewable energy systems and the built environment.

Our students study in modern, purpose built and up to date facilities in the Gisbert Kapp building, which houses dedicated state-of-theart teaching and research facilities. The Department has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and boasts an annual research fund of more than £4 million a year. This means that wherever your interest lies, you can be sure you’ll be taught by experts in the field.

All of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allowing you to take the first steps towards professional Chartered Engineer status.


The Department has a large number of activities, ranging from the teaching of undergraduate degrees, to using our expertise to help local companies. Whichever aspect of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering is of interest, we usually have some form of activity in the Department. Looking through these web pages will show you the range of course and research activities.