The University of Southampton

ECS top Complete University Guide League Tables for graduate prospects

Published: 26 April 2016

The department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton has achieved excellent results in the Complete University Guide institutional rankings for 2017, topping the UK tables for graduate prospects in both Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Electronics & Electrical Engineering retained a top three position – for the eight year running – on a range of criteria that included student satisfaction, graduate job prospects, research, and entry standards. In this table, Southampton shares the top three places with Cambridge and Imperial College London and jointly leads the table for graduate prospects.

In the Computer Science category, ECS again takes the lead for graduate prospects and achieved an increase of two places bringing it to sixth in the table.

Alongside ECS within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Physics and Astronomy moved ahead five places to 14th place.

Professor Bashir M Al-Hashimi, Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering commented: “Continued success in these tables is an excellent achievement. I thank staff across the faculty for their hard work and commitment in delivering such high quality education for our students within the context of world-class research activity. I am particularly proud of our success in the area of graduate prospects. Our students can have confidence that they will benefit from our strong industry connections and continued investment in state of the art facilities to remain in demand by leading high-tech companies for the breadth of their technical understanding.”

Engineering across Southampton did well across the board, continuing a run of featuring in the top 10 for Aeronautical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering every year since the Complete University Guide was first published in 2008. Overall, the University of Southampton consolidated its position among the UK’s top 20 universities by placing 17th.

The Complete University Guide – one of three principal UK-based rankings for UK universities – is based on a wide range of criteria including UCAS entry tariffs, student satisfaction, research excellence and intensity, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio, university spending on academic services and facilities, the percentage of first degree graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree, and degree completion.

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