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Creating technical solutions for an evolving world

As Royal Holloway's youngest department, we are dedicated to creating a bright future for our community of electronic engineers. The products of electronic engineering are all around us in our daily lives, creating a demand for excellent engineers with a creative passion to put technology in to the service of humankind.

We are based in a new £20m state-of-the-art building, bringing together a growing community of staff and students, an expanding portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and research groups that are addressing exciting future technology. Our staff bring their research expertise to their teaching, and our curriculum is informed by our excellent industrial links, ensuring our degree courses are designed to meet market needs and our graduates are highly employable.

Creativity first, Science follows

We place an emphasis on creativity at the heart of all great engineering inventions. Project-led activities are at the heart of our teaching to encourage entrepreneurship and group working in all stages, with placements and year in industry options available to develop real-world skills and experience. We connect research and teaching in unique areas of communications, music and media technology, power systems, nanotechnology, systems computing and signal processing. 

IET Accreditation

As a new department, we are delighted that our Electronic Engineering BEng and MEng degrees (with and without a year in industry) have received full accreditation by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) until 2026. IET accreditation involves a thorough assessment of our laboratory facilities, industrial influence, teaching curriculum and learning outcomes against internationally defined standards of quality and academic rigour. 

Accredited status means that graduates of Royal Holloway’s BEng and MEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering degrees fulfil the educational requirements for registering as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) following a few years of employment. It's reassuring to know that our degrees are acknowledged as being appropriate for the training of tomorrow’s chartered engineers; something we are very proud of and firmly believe in.

 

More about us

Our Head of Department is Professor David M Howard FREng - read more from him by clicking on the link below.

A welcome message from Professor David Howard

Contact information and a staff directory can be found using the link below.

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Developing close links with industry is an important priority for us. Industrial links and year in industry experience can help prepare our students for a career in a multitude of areas within and beyond electronic engineering.

We have an Industrial Advisory Board, comprised of senior representatives from small businesses to large multinationals, including Fujitsu, Rolls Royce and Sony among others.

Our board members provide valuable and detailed advice on our curriculum, to ensure the courses we offer are directly addressing the specific needs of industry, stay up to date and relevant.

Discover our researchers and their publications using the link below.

Researchers and publications

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