The University of Southampton

Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked number one in UK

Published: 26 May 2015

Electronics and Computer Science at The University of Southampton has been ranked as number one in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering according to the 2016 Guardian University Guide. This is the eighth time in the last eleven years that Southampton has topped the table for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The University is also ranked in the top 10 by The Guardian for Computer Science and Information Systems in the same guide, rising one place to number seven.

The Guardian tables are based on data from the UK’s National Student Survey and Higher Education Statistics Agency, covering teaching quality and feedback, spending per student, staff/student ratios, job prospects, a “value added” criteria (comparing students’ degree results with entry qualifications), and entry scores.

The Guardian has traditionally put a strong emphasis on student-centred issues in the construction of their league table, which continues to be an important factor in student choice, particularly in the international market.

“We are delighted with these excellent results for Electronics and Computer Science, which reflect the impact of high quality education and world-class research activity on employability for our graduates.” said Professor Neil White, Head of Electronics and Computer Science at the University. “This is great news for prospective students who are thinking about coming to Southampton to study on our degree programmes later this year; our students can be sure that when they graduate they will be in demand by the leading high-tech companies in the world.”

The University of Southampton has consolidated its position amongst the UK’s top 15 institutions by placing 14th overall in The Guardian. The climb of five places from last year follows Southampton’s rise to 14th in the recent table published by the Complete University Guide.

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