Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Total expected intake
181 (2023 entry)
Applications : Admissions ratio
10 : 1 (based on 2021 entry data)
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
1st in the UK (Engineering) – based on the proportion of world-leading research
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
2nd in the UK
Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial?
Electricity powers almost every tool we use in our lives. You’ll learn about the processes behind this and how to apply them to build everything from smartphones to driverless cars – and new solutions to problems we haven’t even imagined yet.
Our Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is among the top teaching and research departments in the UK (8th, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Engineering and Technology).
Our strong relationships with industry allow us to offer integrated six-month industrial placements or industry-led group projects, and pathways that combine technical and management skills or increased software skills.
But what’s really exciting about studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial is the community of amazingly talented students that you’ll join. It’s no exaggeration to say that you'll be part of a cohort of people who will one day help to make the world a cleaner, better-connected place to live.
Where could your degree take you?
Because of the diversity of our field, our students go on to careers in every type of organisation you could imagine, from energy suppliers to investment banks, from computer game designers to car manufacturers.
Recent graduates have become...
- Electronics Engineer, Sony
- Chassis Electronics Engineer, Multinational automotive company
- Software Engineer, Goldman Sachs
- Technology Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Low Carbon Engineer, Electricity distribution company
Explore our courses
Three-year courses (186 ECTS):
- BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (UCAS code H600)
- BEng Electronic and Information Engineering (HG65)
Four-year courses (252/276 ECTS):
- MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H604)
- MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management (H6N2)
- MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year Abroad*
- MEng Electronic and Information Engineering (GH56)
- MEng Electronic and Information Engineering with a Year Abroad**
* Apply initially for MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H604)
** Apply initially for MEng Electronic and Information Engineering (GH56)
Our Electronic Engineering 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.
Electronic Engineering students and Information Engineering students share a common first year. At the end of your first year you choose whether to study on the Electrical and Electronic Engineering stream, or the Electronic and Information Engineering stream.
If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your student visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.