UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Life in EEE

It's not just about studying, read more about student life, support and opportunities.

Careers and Employability

The UCL Careers Department is a dedicated team offering support to all current students and recent graduates, from helping you to discover what sort of work would suit you best, to guiding you in finding relevant opportunities. In addition, they can support you in writing applications and interview practice and they also host a number of careers events throughout the year.

You can find out more information by exploring the UCL Careers webpage

The UCL Engineering Faculty also has an Engineering Careers Team who are able to support you throughout your studies as well as for the first two years after you graduate.

Fleming Society

The Fleming Society is the student run society for undergraduate Electronic Engineering Students at UCL. Throughout the year we offer a range of activities including workshops, hackathons, classes for sixth formers and student run projects.

Recent workshops have focused on improving students' lab skills, including a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design Workshop, where the students designed circuits on a software called DipTrace.

Annual social events events include; the annual Student-Staff Dinner at Zizzi, a bar night and a bowling/karaoke collaborative event with Imperial College’s EESoc. In addition we arrange several talks for students from departmental research staff and speakers from industry, such as ARM, about what it is like to pursue a career in Engineering.

Student Testimonials

Read what some of our alumni have to say about their experience of studying in the Department of EEE.

Dr Maria Ionescu - BEng Electronic Engineering and PhD.

'Joining UCL in 2007 as an Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate student, I had the opportunity to explore my interests in the field of engineering. At the end of my second year, I was offered the opportunity to expand my knowledge beyond the undergraduate curriculum by taking a summer studentship within the Optical Networks Group (ONG). This experience was pivotal in my career, as I went on to join the group for postgraduate studies, upon the completion of my BEng in 2010.

Through the CDT Photonics Systems Development MRes/PhD programme I was able to conduct research and make contributions in the field of optical communications. UCL’s ONG is a global leader in this area and I consider myself very lucky to have been able to do my research training as part of this group.

Both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, UCL has a broad selection of subjects and topics, which enable students to gain a solid foundation in the field of engineering and at the same time tailor their education to match their personal interests. The education received at UCL offered me a great start in my career, both initially in academia and, currently, in the industry'.

Dr Maria Ionescu, Photonics Engineer at Xtera:

Samuel Cleary - MEng Electronic Engineering with Computer Science

'The MEng Electronic Engineering with Computer Science degree from UCL has been key in my career as a European Patent Attorney. I work closely with inventors to get patent protection for cutting edge electronics, telecommunications, and software-based inventions across the globe. While my path from engineer to lawyer is certainly unusual, I have found that the skills UCL provided me with have been invaluable – the wealth of technical knowledge I gained from the degree serves as a solid foundation for understanding such inventions, but my time at UCL also gave me valuable skills in analysis, problem solving, and technical writing that support the legal side of my job.' 

Samuel Cleary, European Patent Attorney at Dehns Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Jessica Tatiana - BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering with a Year in Industry

'I hold my time as a EEE student at UCL very close to my heart. The classes and projects challenged me which allowed me to develop the most important skill of all, how to learn. This may sound cheesy however in the fast moving world of technology the ability to grasp difficult concepts and not feel intimidated is key to finding your niche. I highly recommend this course to anyone that is looking to stretch themselves in a supportive environment.'

Jessica Tatiana Cornejo Flores, Full Stack Developer, Copper

Stuart Tarrant - BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering

'I left school at 16 with no intention to enter full time study. But equipped with five years work experience and a BTEC qualification, I secured a place on an Elec Eng degree which was, in short, transformative. Besides high quality academic learning, my time at UCL taught me to think, help establish a moral compass and turbo charged my working life.'

Stuart Tarrant, Co-founder of 4sl. & Director at Cetona Services

Ilham Nandana - MSc Wireless & Optical Communications

'Choosing to study at UCL Electrical and Electronics Engineering department was one of my best decision. The lectures and tutorials are real-world case studies which is extremely useful. In addition, UCL Electrical and Electronics Engineering has global reputation and well-known for producing excellent engineers, in which personally, very helpful when I tried to find a job or to climb the corporate ladder.'

 Ilham Nandana, Business Development Manager for Data Center at Prysmian Group