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Welcome to the UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

The Department is one of the leading research-led departments in its subject area, worldwide, and has received high ratings in every UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) carried out to date. It is also the highest RAE rated Electronic Engineering department in London. We continue to push in new directions in both research and teaching, building on our long-established links with industry. We are a major contributor to the London Centre for Nanotechnology, one of the first Electronic Engineering departments in the UK to introduce Problem Based Learning into our undergraduate courses,  as well as a new MSc in Telecommunications with Business.

With the University of Cambridge, University College London (UCL) has recently established an exciting new Doctoral Training Centre in Photonic Systems Development, leveraging their current strong collaborations in research and innovation.

We are proud of our heritage as the first Electrical Engineering department in England and our ethos of constant development and innovation continues a tradition inspired by our first Head of Department, Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the thermionic valve and hence the founder of the discipline of electronics. We offer both three year (BEng) and four year (MEng) undergraduate programmes, which are continually updated and shaped by both industrial and academic requirements, as well as a range of specialist MSc PhD and Engineering Doctorate programmes.

We are a medium sized department with around 32 Academic Staff, around 25 Research Fellows and over 100 Doctoral Research Students. Typically, in the department at any one time there are around 250 undergraduates, 60 full-time Masters Students as well as having educated over 600 part-time Masters Students. The Department prides itself on being able to offer high quality education, using state of the art equipment in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Staff are involved in many activities including providing advice to governments, consulting for multinational companies, organising conferences and running large scale research projects funded by industry, government and the European Commission. Each year the Department produces around 250 Publications and 5 filed Patents.