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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

About Us

About the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London, is one of the top UK research universities and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. 

With a 130-year history, the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science offers a vibrant, multi-disciplinary learning and research environment. Our enthusiasm for research defines our programmes, keeping our teaching exciting and relevant. 

With technology becoming increasingly integral to everything we do, the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science is defining an exciting and evolving frontier. Through applied teaching and research, the School will continue to develop and harness technology’s power for good, and achieve the previously unthinkable.

Excellent research

Our research covers cover a wide range of multidisciplinary topics. Research within the School is centred around a number of research groups including Antennas, Cognitive Science, Digital Music, Game AI, Intelligent Sensing, Robotics and Theory. 

We are firmly established as a centre of national and international excellence in research. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (REF 2021) we were ranked 7th for Engineering and 8th for Computer Science and Informatics. The independent assessment of research quality takes into account the quality of research outputs, research environment and research impact. Notable achievements from the recent REF are outlined below:

  • 98.9% of our research is classed as world-leading (4* the highest score possible) or internationally excellent (3*).  
  • Joint 1st in the UK in Impact for Computer Science and Informatics with 100% of submitted impact case studies deemed outstanding impacts in terms of their reach and significance, showing that our work is strongly linked to real-world applications.
  • 2nd in the UK in Output for Engineering in the UK with 97.8% of submitted output sub-profiles rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Innovative teaching

We offer a range of programmes and qualifications available at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels. Our innovative degree programmes reflect our research specialisms and are taught using industry-relevant tools and techniques.  Whichever programme you choose to study, you will be taught by internationally-recognised staff, and have opportunities to access our excellent links with the industry. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with their ideas, ensures that you are totally up to date in the subject.

Active Outreach

Our commitment to vital outreach initiatives put us at an intersection enriching the lives of our students, staff and the wider community. We recognise the challenges many groups in society face in accessing specific technical skills. In response to this, we established the Computer Science for Fun magazine and website. We also design courses to attract under-represented groups through our role as an Institute for Coding partner.

We regularly deliver informative and fun events, workshops for teachers, demonstrations and activities, we aim to enthuse and engage young people and their teachers. As well as sending researchers to visit schools and colleges, we regularly welcome school students of all ages and their teachers to our campus to participate in our events and to see our unique research and facilities

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