IEEE @ Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde Student Branch
IAS/PELS/PES/Photonics Society/OES Student Branch Chapter

About Us

We are the IEEE Student Branch, and the joint Student Branch Chapters for the Industry Applications Society, Power Electronics Society, Power & Energy Society, Photonics Society, and Oceanic Engineering Society .

Our purpose is to organise and deliver the benefits provided by these bodies to you locally here at the University of Strathclyde. We consist of volunteer students and are always looking for more members to help fully utilise the opportunities made available to us by the societies. Please contact us to find out more!

The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology. It provides members with technical and career focussed benefits such as grants, training, publications, and news. We work to source funding, organise local events, inform members of relevant available grants, and to foster a professional network of like-minded individuals.


Interested in getting involved ?


Our Vision

Our goal for the year is to better integrate ourselves into the University's communities. We believe that the societies provide compelling benefits to many within the university who simply don't know we exist.

Collaboration is a core tenant of the IEEE and we are keen to demonstrate this with groups within the university that have goals overlapping with ours. We can help facilitate those wishing to engage in outreach, those seeking to invite guest speakers from industry and academia, those wishing to organise social or community events, as well as those simply wishing to participate in these kinds of events. We have access to a wide network of professionals for technical and financial support, and a core of volunteers to help with the organisational aspects. So if you think you are part of a group where we can aid, please contact us!

In a word, what we are focussing on this year is: engagement.


About the IEEE:

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.IEEE, pronounced "Eye-triple-E", and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.


If your engineering interests are the needs of the industrial or commercial sector, the Industry Applications Society (IAS) will be a valuable professional connection. One of the largest special interest societies within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IAS focuses specifically on the unique needs of industry and commerce. IAS is a source of professional power to more than 13,000 worldwide members and its network of 270+ chapters globally.

About the PELS:

The Power Electronics Society is one of the fastest growing technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  For over 20 years, PELS has facilitated and guided the development and innovation in power electronics technology. This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient conversion, control and condition of electric power. Our members include preeminent researchers, practitioners, and distinguished award winners. IEEE PELS Publishes the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, a top referenced journal among all IEEE publications.

About the PES:

The Power & Energy Society (PES) provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public.

The scope of the Society embraces research, development, planning, design, construction, maintenance, installation and operation of  equipment, structures, materials and power systems for the safe, sustainable, economic and reliable conversion, generation, transmission, distribution, storage and usage of electric energy, including its measurement and control.

About the Photonics Society:

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The IEEE Photonics Society forms the hub of a vibrant technical community of more than 100,000 professionals dedicated to transforming breakthroughs in quantum physics into the devices, systems and products to revolutionize our daily lives. From ubiquitous and inexpensive global communications via fiber optics, to lasers for medical and other applications, to flat-screen displays, to photovoltaic devices for solar energy, to LEDs for energy-efficient illumination, there are myriad examples of the society’s impact on the world around us.

About the OES:

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The Society’s objectives are scientific, literary, and educational in character. The Society strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrotechnology, allied branches of engineering, and related arts and sciences, applied to all bodies of water; and the maintenance of high professional and ethical standards among its members and affiliates.

This includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources.

About the Strathclyde Department of Engineering:

Our Faculty of Engineering is the biggest in Scotland. We're also one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK. We're home to over 5,000 students from 100 countries. You can choose to study in any of our eight world-leading departments. Our impressive range of over 40 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development courses offer you an engineering education suited to your needs.


Our staff and students carry out research that makes a real impact, delivering solutions to many of the global challenges that are facing society today.