School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (The University of Manchester) is one of the largest schools 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. The great breadth and depth of the research interests of our academic staff ensures a very high standard of lecture courses and provides excellent opportunities for challenging and stimulating projects.
The School has been, for decades, one of the largest in the UK in the area of electrical and electronic engineering. As a result, it has been able to establish very strong, internationally recognised, research activities that span the entire spectrum of topics in the discipline.
The research activity covers all the way from the nano-feature scale of opto-electronic devices to the global scale of communications systems. Along the way, the different research groups pass through “human-scale” topics like neural perception of visual scenes, “industry-scale” issues in sensing, imaging and control systems, and topics of “continental-scale” such as energy-efficient machines and electrical power transmission and distribution networks.
In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 that measures the quality of research conducted in universities and other higher education institutions in the UK against international standards of excellence the school confirmed its position at the forefront of research in this subject area. In terms of research quality it was ranked 2nd in the UK confirming its world class research reputation. The University of Manchester performed exceptionally well being rated 3rd in the UK in terms of research power.
The School received full accreditation for its undergraduate programmes (with the maximum score in all of the assessment categories) from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The great breadth and depth of the research interests of its academic staff ensures a very high standard of lecture courses and provides excellent opportunities for challenging and stimulating projects.
The graduates of the School are highly sought after by employers: this is manifested by Independent surveys on employability which consistently show these graduates to be the first choice of employers.
The Schools has also been delighted with the vote of confidence that the graduating students have given in the National Student Survey with 98% student satisfaction for their courses. This places the School in the top of the subject area among the other Russell Group Universities in England. The score of 89% in Assessment and Feedback is the highest achieved by any university in this subject group reflecting the strong emphasis on communicating with students.
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