Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Right now, the electric industry is undergoing a huge transformation. From circuits to signal processors, cell phones to power systems, electronic and electrical engineers are behind the developing technologies that touch everyone’s lives. They deal with the development, application and improvement of systems, circuits and devices for use in many diverse environments.

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is located on Thornton Science Park, a modern expressly-designed site that profits from a recently-completed multi-million pound renovation that has created a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility.

The site was home to Shell UK’s exploration and research centre since the 1940s, and its takeover by the University heralded the opportunity to apply its legacy to the continuation of world-class innovation and research in the North West.

Students will benefit from world-class laboratories furbished with modern equipment and from the opportunity to undertake work experience with industrial and commercial partners. Our goal is to provide our students with professional skills and a unique educational experience in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to help them develop the potential to become leaders in their areas.

Engineering library facilities are excellent, both on the Thornton engineering site and on the Chester Campus, where Engineering students will have their accommodation and recreational facilities. Transport to and from the Thornton site will be provided by the University.

The University of Chester has a 175-year history of innovation and creativity in teaching, learning and research and we are committed to achieving excellence and employability for students registered on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.