Electronic and Computer Engineering
Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Brunel is one of the largest disciplines in the University with almost 50 full-time academic staff and extensive teaching and research portfolios. The subject area is home to an undergraduate population of 600 and a postgraduate population of over 300 students.
Our IET accredited teaching provision as well as our research programmes are aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and expertise that are necessary to match the rapid increase in the industry needs for highly qualified engineers across the full breadth of Electronic and Computer Engineering as well as Digital Media Design and Technologies. Our NSS (National Student Satisfaction) scores have placed EE at Brunel in the top quartile of UK universities, hence reflecting the positive learning experience of our students.
Research activities in ECE cover a wide range of topics which have direct relevance to the industry vision and are carried out in five research centres set up around two main thematic areas namely Telecommunications and Systems. The department has an extensive research portfolio with circa £7.5M worth of ongoing research grants and contracts and is a major part of a General Engineering submission that was ranked 5th in UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008).
The department also boasts an impressive set of high quality teaching and learning resources as well as strong research links with industry and a good record of employment among our graduates. Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel benefits from geographical proximity to most of the country's digital media and telecommunications industry.
"A very warm welcome to Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel. I very much hope that you find what you seek in this vibrant teaching and research department, hosting international students, researchers, and staff."
— Professor Asoke K Nandi, Chair and Head of Electronic and Computer Engineering