School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

10 Reasons to Choose the School

10 reasons to make us your first choice

There are a multitude of reasons to make the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science here at Queen's your first choice; from our amazing reputation and heritage, to our world-class facilities and research calibre. Here are just ten to get you started...

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Proven track record

EEECS consistently achieves a top 10 ranking in university league tables for the UK.

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) over 80% of the school’s research was judged to be internationally-excellent or world-leading.

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Employability

Graduates of EEECS have an extremely high employment rate.

Over 85% of graduates find graduate-level (or above) jobs within six months.

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Engagement

Northern Ireland is home to more software companies than any other part of the UK (apart from London).

This means proactive engagement with industry, excellent placement opportunities and employment prospects.

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Future-proofed

A multi-million pound refurbishment of the Bernard Crossland building, where computing courses are based, is due for completion in June 2016.

This will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the School, making it a true global hub for Computer Science.

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Cutting-edge Facilities

Students in EEECS have access to some of the best facilities in any UK university for this discipline.

With laboratories for Microelectronics, Electronics, Communications, Circuits, and Instrumentation to Virtual Reality, Software Engineering, Power, and Machines... We cover all the bases!

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Employment Links

To facilitiate placements and graduate employment, the School has links with over 500 companies.

These span the island of Ireland, the UK, and abroad and include Microsoft, NIE, Liberty IT, Asidua, BT, Schrader, NYSE and Citi.

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Project-led

The school has purchased a DeLorean car (sponsored by NIE), which has been converted to an electric vehicle.

Our students will have lots of opportunities to work on this unique project where we are aiming to engineer the fifth electric DeLorean in the world!

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Support

We operate a Peer-Mentoring Scheme wherein our level 2 and above students mentor our level 1 students.

This helps to involve students with their studies, organise social activities and stay on track all of the time. Each student is also assigned an academic member of staff to act as their personal tutor.

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Scholarships

A wide range of engineering and IT companies support students through their studies in the School by offering scholarships, some of which are worth over £25K.

Queen's is also one of the only UK universities in the Power Academy Scholarship Scheme, which offers electrical and electronic engineering students the opportunity to be sponsored by companies such as Rolls Royce, NIE, Mitsubishi and Siemens.

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Net Gains

The School is home to the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT).

This is the largest university cyber security research lab in the UK.