Queen's University's School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEEECS) is among the top universities in the UK for these disciplines for both research and teaching. As a result, the School currently attracts staff and students from over 70 countries worldwide.
The School, which incorporates the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) has an academic staff of over 50. It comprises almost 250 students undertaking PhD and Masters programmes, 35 research fellows and nearly 1000 undergraduates across ten degree pathways.
Amongst the School's defining characteristics are its strong links with a wide range of industries in the form of collaborative projects and student placements. The curriculum is also heavily informed by industry representatives who sit on an advisory board within the School. Moreover, the School's research is well supported by research grants from the EU, UK Research Councils and local government.
SEEECS at Queen's has been the launch-pad for many an exceptional career. Our graduates are in high demand by software companies, the automotive and aeronautical industries, financial services, power companies and computer games developers to name but a few. On average, employment success rates for graduates from our School are greater than 80% after just six months, a statistic not bettered by many others.
Queen's University Belfast is one of the most exceptional universities in the UK. It is a member of the Russell Group, a select band of the top 20 research intensive academic institutions, which includes universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. As the 9th oldest university in the UK, we are rich with heritage. The University's proud academic tradition stretches back over 160 years and today Queen's influence far transcends its geographical location.
But we're never complacent about our reputation and have recently invested over £250m in facilities in the past 5 years, more than any other UK university. This investment programme included the magnificent new £50m McClay Library which opened in summer 2009. A landmark building, it is one of the finest university libraries in the world, housing 1.2million volumes and 2,000 reader places.