Head of School
Welcome to the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty at the University of Manchester. We are the largest School of this discipline in the UK, and as such we are home to a full range of activities within the spectrum of electrical and electronic engineering.
We are proud to offer internationally leading research and teaching with students at the core of our activities. Last year we yet again scored exceptionally well in the National Student Satisfaction survey with the highest level of student satisfaction in the UK (96%). Equally our research goes from strength to strength with major initiatives across all disciplines in the School. We include leading edge technologies (such as grapheme based electronics ) and applied research in our portfolio, addressing some of the global challenges we all face such as sustainability, energy security, food production and global heath issues.
We have received full accreditation for our undergraduate and masters programmes (with the maximum score in all of the assessment categories) from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and , where appropriate, from the Institute of Control. The School was ranked 2nd in the UK for research quality according to the last UK Research Assessment Exercise. According to the internationally recognised Shanghai Jiaotong “Academic Rankings of World Universities” we are ranked 3rd in the UK and 33rd in the world in engineering and technology. These external appraisals confirm us as one of the UK's leading Schools of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The great breadth and depth of the research interests of our academic staff ensures a exceptional standard of teaching and provides excellent opportunities for challenging and stimulating projects. The School ensures our graduates have been taught be some of the leading researchers in their field. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers with independent surveys on employability consistently show our graduates to be the first choice of employers.
The School has always had excellent links with industry and this continues to grow year on year. This has been amply demonstrated by the formation of the Oxford Instruments VG Semicon Molecular Beam Epitaxy Facility, the National Grid High Voltage Research Centre and the Centre for Electromagnetics which includes the "Millimetre Wave Laboratory" sponsored by Agilent Technologies. The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre, (UTC), allows Rolls-Royce to pursue research into innovative technologies and the Syngenta University Innovation Centre (UIC) is the platform for our research into agri-electronics and technology for food processing.
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you find the information of interest to you and I look forward to being able to welcome you to the School.
Professor Tony Brown, Head of School