Department of Electronic Engineering

Electronic Engineering: 95% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018)

Creating the amazing

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Research Biowall

We are one of the UK's leading departments in Electronic Engineering and best in the country for the percentage of our graduates in employment within one year of leaving us (87%) (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset 2017).

Student in clean room

See available PhD research projects and studentships or browse the Department's research portfolio and publications database.

Students in studio

We offer a range of rewarding taught MSc programmes.‌


Welcome to the Department of Electronic Engineering, a department dedicated to world-leading research and teaching in Electronic Engineering. Our research groups play significant roles on the national and international stage, collaborating with major industries and securing funding from research councils. In the latest Research Excellent Framework assessment (2014), 87% of our work was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

With respect to our teaching, in the most recent NSS survey in 2018 we were ranked second in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction, and first for our teaching. We offer a wide range of degree programmes specifically designed to educate you to be a world class engineer and maximise your full potential. 

Professor Andy Tyrrell
Head of Department


Undergraduate Courses

We had the highest proportions of graduates in employment within one year of finishing their studies.
(UK engineering and technology graduates LEO data set, June 2017)  

Year in Industry

All of our undergraduate courses are available with a year in industry option. 

Graduate Destinations

Read about the careers of recent graduates from our undergraduate and postgraduate  courses.

Supporting Women in Engineering

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The Department of Electronic Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Find out more about the Department's work in this area on our Women in Engineering pages.

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PhDs and Research

See available PhD research projects or browse the Department's research portfolio and publications database

Taught Masters Degrees


Virtually breaking the sound barrier

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2019

Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive experience which owes as much to sound as it does vision. Our research is now used by some of the internet’s biggest names to provide the most realistic 3D audio.

Fish and microchips

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2019

Our researchers are gaining important new insights into the development of Parkinson’s by using the latest digital technology to study the way fish swim. It could take neurodegenerative research analysis to the next level.

University of York researcher named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Posted on Friday 17 May 2019

Professor Stephen Smith and his team have been recognised for their research into the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s.