Just some reasons why you are making the right choice if you choose to do a course in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEEECS) at Queen's…
9th in the UK
Electrical and electronic engineering courses at Queen's are ranked 9th in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2012.
Graduate Salaries of £18K-£38K in 2011
Due to the influx of hi-tech IT and electronics companies setting up in Northern Ireland our graduates are spoilt for choice when it comes to job offers. Normally over 95% of our computing and electrical and electronic engineering graduates have gained employment within 6 months of graduating, most having secured jobs before they graduate. Many get jobs with the companies they were on placement with during their year out in industry. The starting salaries for our graduates in the class of 2011 ranged from £18K-£38K.
Industry Links and Opportunities for Travel
The School has links with many key employers that take our students on placement every year. BT, FG Wilson, IBM, Liberty IT, Kainos, Asidua, Andor Technology, Schrader Electronics, Deloitte, Citi, NIE, AJ Power, Microsoft, Translink and Guinness are just some of the companies where our students gain valuable experience during their year out in industry. As part of their course many of our students also choose to undertake a placement abroad. Japan, Thailand, USA, Greece, Switzerland and Croatia are just some of the countries where our students spent their placements last year.
World Class Facilities
The School has a world class reputation for research and, as a result, has attracted funding to provide excellent facilities for use by both our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prominent among these was the creation in 2004 of a major new £40m research centre based in the NI Science Park, the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT).
ECIT is also the location of the UK Centre of Excellence for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT).
The School offers a number of including the Liberty IT Scholarship for students studying the MEng in Computer Science and the Asidua Scholarship for students studying Computer Science or Electrical and Electronic Engineering (both worth approximately £20K).
We are also a member of the Power Academy which offers scholarships (each worth approximately £30k) to new students interested mainly in electrical power engineering. Queen's is one of only 7 UK universities in the Power Academy, comprising the leading universities offering electrical power engineering as part of the degree. These scholarships provide you with financial support during your studies as well as paid professional experience during a one-year placement with the company and during summer vacations.