Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

EEE students in the lab

Key facts

Total expected intake (2018 entry)
Electrical and Electronic Eng: 125
Electronic and Information Eng: 35

Applications : Admissions ratio
5.4 : 1 (for 2015 entry)

Research Excellence Framework 2014
1st in the UK based on proportion of world leading research

About the Department

Imperial's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is one of the largest such departments in the UK.

Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of the constant challenge to use technology to make things faster, better, cheaper and more sustainable. We're also using it to make our lives healthier, more enjoyable and more rewarding.

It's a discipline which impacts on almost every area of our lives, including communications, commerce, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy and the environment.

Our Department has a long and proud history as one of the foremost centres for research and teaching in the UK and worldwide, making it a great place to work and learn. 

Our reputation is built through our world class academics and researchers, dedicated support staff, strong relationships with a wide range of industries, and our diverse and talented student community.

Our specialist modules are constantly evolving to take advantage of new technologies and our research discoveries. The result is that fourth-year students can choose from over 40 advanced topics such as human-centred robotics, speech processing and sustainable energy. We're excited about the future, about people and about technology, and we’re committed to developing graduate engineers with the skills, knowledge and imagination to help shape our world.


Three-year courses (186 ECTS):

Four-year courses (252/276 ECTS):

* Apply initially for MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H604)
** Apply initially for MEng Electronic and Information Engineering (GH56)

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Electronic and Information Engineering degrees have different course content. You can find out more about the differences between the two by following the links to individual degrees above.

In your application you need only specify one course. There is no benefit in applying to more than one course in the Department.  We take a flexible approach to course changes within the Department during the admissions stage.

During the early years of the course you can change between BEng and MEng and the various MEng specialisations within your degree pathway. We will discuss your choice with you to help you make an informed decision.

Once you have started your studies it is not possible to transfer between the Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Electronic and Information Engineering degree pathways.

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.