Why study in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)?

Our enthusiasm for our research keeps our teaching exciting and up to date. We also have excellent links with industry, working together on commercial and research projects.

Highlights of our degree programmes include:

  • Gaining a University of London degree, which is internationally recognised
  • A campus which is located just 15 minutes from the centre of London
  • A diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are female and 47 countries are represented
  • Outstanding teaching and excellent student-staff relations, see what our students say
  • Accreditation from the BCS and the IET
  • Specialist EE and CS degrees
  • Teaching by internationally-recognised research staff
  • Access to our award-winning Informatics Teaching Laboratory
  • A wide choice of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • International study abroad options: Learn a new language while you spend part of your degree in a different city around the world . International Exchange program destinations include Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo and California.   The Erasmus programme offers European destinations.
  • Participating in group projects which will prepare you for a variety of work situations
  • Excellent links with industry and degree options with industrial experience

Queen Mary is the fourth largest college of the University of London and teaches a full range of subjects across science, engineering, medicine, social science and humanities.

World-class reputation
We have a world-class reputation for delivering pioneering research in the fields of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Did you know?

  • We helped set up the first internet node in the UK and were the first to provide the now popular Apple/Unix workstations for students.
  • 90 per cent of our students praised the level of access to IT resources in a recent National Student Survey.
  • We are the home of Soundbite, a free plug-in for iTunes that creates playlists from your music collection based on your mood: www.isophonics.net/SoundBite
  • We were the first department in the UK to establish a fully collaborative joint degree programme with a Chinese university.
  • The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science is one of the oldest departments of its kind in Britain.

Our research covers a wide range of areas including telecommunications, computer vision, digital music and we are leaders in the new field of on-body communications. Some ways in which this research has been applied include remote health monitoring and communications for emergency personnel.

Our teaching is carried out by staff who have won an array of awards for their teaching methods as well as their research, which is internationally recognised. The most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise places us in the top 20 UK Universities for both electronic engineering and computer science.

Lecturers or research scientists?

As well as teaching you, lecturers do research. They are making a difference to the world around us by coming up with new ways to use computers. In the School we have people looking at how to allow robots to express human emotion and automatic mixing for audio and music production . Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas ensures that you are totally up to date in the subject.

See more about our research.