In Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), we have created an environment that has inspired an extraordinary level of achievement. We seek to develop new research activities and educational programmes to continue our contributions to science and engineering in a world facing significant challenges.

Our research explores the interface between electronics and computer science, and benefits significantly from interdisciplinary links with other schools, institutes and faculties.

Our school

Our history dates from 1947, when Professor Eric Zepler founded the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Radio Engineering.
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School of Electronics and Computer Science research groups

With around 250 staff, ECS has unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise in world-leading research, new developments and their applications. Our innovation and creativity make ECS a great place for our students to thrive.
Head of School, Electronics and Computer Science
I was one of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia... My work has contributed significantly to areas such as digital libraries, the development of the semantic web, and the emerging research discipline of web science.
Director of WSI
  • Bronze Athena SWAN award

    We've been recognised for our ongoing commitment to addressing gender inequality.

  • Academic Centre of Excellence

    We were one of the first universities to be named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education by the UK government.


  • 1st in the UK 

    for electrical and electronic engineering

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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ
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