City, University of London's Electrical Engineers powered up by Keysight Technologies
City, University of London students are now enjoying newly refurbished Electrical and Electronic Engineering facilities thanks to Keysight Technologies, a world leader in electronic design and measurement equipment.
Keysight has partnered with City to provide electronic design and measurement products for the electrical engineering laboratories in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
The Keysight equipped labs were formally launched during a ceremony held on 16th February 2016 in the Tait Building at City’s Northampton Square campus.
In his welcome address to attendees, including City engineering alumni, academic staff and current students, Head of the Department of the Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dr Veselin Rakocevic said:
“We are pleased to have accomplished this significant partnership with Keysight. Our students will definitely have an added advantage in the competitive engineering industry where innovation and precision are key.”
Graham Newton, Keysight’s UK and Nordic Regional Sales Manager, said:
“Keysight Technologies has always been committed to working with and supporting academic institutions to help develop the next generation of engineers. One of the ways we do this is by helping to equip teaching laboratories with leading-edge design and measurement products.
The total commercial value of the Keysight equipment in the City labs is valued at approximately £4m, comprising £300k of hardware and around £3.7m of software.
Electrical Engineering was one of the first departments established at City’s forerunner, the Northampton Institute, in 1894, with City being one of the first institutions in the country to offer related courses at graduate level.
Today it offers courses focusing on areas of biomedical, electrical and electronic engineering, underpinned by academic excellence and internationally recognised research at the heart of London.
The department has a research-active culture and its staff supervises around 50 PhD students.
The department offers a range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degree level and a foundation degree course.
City's undergraduate Electrical & Electronic Engineering degrees are ranked 11th in the UK and 2nd in London in the Guardian University Guide 2017.