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Electrical and Electronic Engineering crowned number 1 in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2024

8 January 2024

Cardiff University is ranked 1st in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) in the Guardian University Guide 2024.

This achievement is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in education. Students are at the heart of our ethos within EEE and IEN (Integrated Engineering). We believe in empowering students to think for themselves, and helping them develop the skills they need to thrive in the evolving field of electrical, electronic and integrated engineering.

We prioritise collaborative learning, and students benefit from our inclusive and supportive learning community. Our open-lab policy gives students free access to industry-standard facilities outside of teaching time, complemented by direct support from dedicated lab technicians.

Our teaching focuses on key developments and issues aligned with global challenges, sustainable development goals and the UK's Science & Technology Framework, with priority areas including sustainable energy, sustainable transport, compound semiconductors & applications, future communications systems, and engineering for health. Industry leaders including Renishaw, CSA-Catapult, IQE, Babcock and Keysight actively contribute to students’ education through projects, donations, visits, lectures, and talks, providing valuable real-world insight.

Our IET accredited courses distinguish themselves with a curriculum overseen by an Industry Advisory Board (IAB), representing key technology areas. This approach ensures that students are not only well-prepared for current challenges but are also poised for the evolving industrial landscape.

Our industrial connections play a crucial role in providing students with exceptional opportunities across EEE, with over 95% of graduates finding employment or placement within two years of completing their degrees.

“I'm thrilled to extend my congratulations to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department for this achievement. It showcases the dedication and teamwork of our department, with our outstanding graduates progressing into fulfilling roles in industry and academia. As we celebrate this success, I am confident that our department will continue to advance innovation, pushing the boundaries of electrical, electronic and integrated engineering in both our teaching and research.”
Dr Jonathan Lees Head of Department, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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