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Choosing Electronic Engineering


Putting technology into the service of humankind is the purpose of all branches of engineering; there is nothing around us today that has not been engineered to be fit-for-purpose.

Electronic engineering is at the heart of many systems we use on a daily basis, including mobile communications, computers, transport systems, most domestic appliances, TV, radio, music studios and gaming devices. 

Graduates in Electronic Engineering will have the skills to contribute to tomorrow’s systems that support everyday life.

Exciting new opportunities

  • BEng (three-year) and MEng (four-year) degree programmes with an optional year in industry (starting for September 2017 entry)

  • a great balance between the theoretical and practical skills required for tomorrow’s electronics industries

  • synergies with Computer Science, Physics, Environmental Science, Music and Media Arts in a curriculum that fosters the creative side of engineering applications

  • the opportunity to learn through hands-on project based activities to prepare for industry in an area with excellent career prospects

  • cutting-edge research in communications, nanotechnology, music and media technology, human factors and signal processing

  • a friendly and supportive department in a purpose-built building on one of the world’s most beautiful university campuses supported by the South East Regional Hub of electronics businesses.

An equality ethos

Royal Holloway has already earned a Bronze Athena SWAN award for its inclusive learning environment. Our new department aims to attract a greater than UK average proportion of women students for which it is in receipt of a HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Counil for England) funded development initiative.

New scholarships

Royal Holloway is awarding a number of dedicated scholarships for applicants to Electronic Engineering available for September 2017 entry. These include scholarships worth £3,500 each, as well as the Principal's Excellence Scholarships worth £3,000 each.

For latest information please check our Scholarship pages.

The Hilda Martindale Trust award is also available for British women who are training or studying for a career in a profession where women are underrepresented. The maximum award is £3,000. Please note, this award is not available for first year undergraduates. Final year undergraduates, masters, and PhD applicants are welcome to apply.

For more information check The Hilda Martindale Trust pages.

The Michael St John Candy Electrical Engineering Scholarship is available to new undergraduates in Electronic Engineering. It is a one off cash payment of £2000. This award is being offered through the University of London's Convocation Trust.

For information about applying check our Departmental Scholarship pages.

External scholarships

The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers, in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover, has a valuable series of scholarhips for young women studying STEM subjects at A-level and who intend to go onto university to read Engineering or Science.The award is worth £3000 per year (to a maximum of 4 years), with the opportunity for extended work placements over the summer months.

For more information and the application form check out JLR Coachmakers Scholarships

A brand new building

A fantastic new purpose-designed building is being constructed on campus. It will be the home of the department and will include state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, 'help yourself’ collaboration spaces open to all, research spaces, staff offices and project fabrication, computing and electronics laboratories.

The roof will be a field laboratory equipped with solar panels, to allow you to explore the efficiency of energy generation devices under different weather conditions. 

Watch this video to see an architect's impression of what the new building will look like when its complete.

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