The EEE Department at Sheffield is respected internationally for its many important contributions in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
The Department currently has 41 Academic/Academic Related staff, (including 17 professors) and 31 research staff. We also have a dedicated team of 23 technical and 17 administrative support staff. Our student community comprises approximately 500 undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research students.
Continuing Research and Teaching Excellence
EPSRC currently provide over £16.5m of sponsorship funding for our research activities and this makes us one of the best supported departments in the country (Dec 2010). This level of support feeds directly into our teaching providing students with access to world-class facilities and exposure to the very latest developments in the field. EPSRC also provide an additional £500k as a Doctoral Training Award to provide scholarships for PhD students. EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) are a government funded body and a major sponsor of university based research.
National Student Survey
Our students are highly satisfied with their experience and correspondingly we have been ranked joint number 1 for employability in the National Student Survey with over 95% of our most recent students employed in graduate level jobs. For further information consult Unistats, an official government run website dedicated to providing an independent guide to university statistics including those obtained from the National Student Survey.
Combined with our 90% overall satisfaction rating from our students in the 2008 National Student Survey, the recent RAE 2008 results confirm our position as one of the leading EEE departments in the UK. The research of over 92% of our academic staff was submitted to the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), the results of which were published on 18 December 2008. 60% of the Department´s research activity was classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent, and nearly all (95%) was classed as being internationally recognised and higher. The increase in submitted staff numbers from 27 in RAE 2001 to 38 in RAE 2008 is evidence of our strong and dynamic research culture, sustained over many years and growing steadily.
The Department's teaching is underpinned by research at the leading edge. The world class laboratories are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. They include the UK's EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies, the development of high performance motors and drive electronics, next-generation communication and radar systems, the design and systems incorporation of novel integrated circuits.