BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The course

Delivery type
4 years (full-time)
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This programme is aimed at those with a desire to study electronics, hardware system design or electrical technology.

It provides the theoretical basis and design methods for communications, computers, programming, software engineering, control and other electronic and electrical energy systems. Practical and organisational skills are encouraged through project, design and laboratory work and through presentations and management studies.

Graduates have the knowledge and skills to enter a career in a wide range of industries, including, but not limited to, power generation and transmission, renewable energy technology, smart tech and smart cities, electric vehicles, robotics, building services, electronics and communications.

Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?

  • Learn how many of the electronic devices we take for granted work
  • Study a subject that lets you apply the principles of mathematics and physics to the real world
  • Learn the skills that will put you in a position to move into management roles as a professional engineer
  • Explore the exciting worlds of electronics, robotics, computing and power generation
  • Whatever your final career path, developing the ability to apply quantitative methods to solving problems — the basis of engineering — will be an invaluable asset.


Read more about the UAE Federal Accreditation.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Student profile

Amjed Al Mouaqet

Being at Heriot-Watt Dubai Campus has given me the same atmosphere that I had when I previously studied in Scotland, while allowing me to be closer to my friends and family.

Amjed Al Mouaqet, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Course content

First year

Develops the students’ knowledge of mathematics and physics. Introduces topics within electrical and electronic engineering and their underlying principles. The fundamentals of computers, circuit theory, programming and software engineering are introduced as tools for today’s engineers. In the practical laboratories, students are exposed to efficient ways of working, experimentation and reporting of work.

Second year

Analysis of electrical and electronic systems is taught in the second year and is backed up by laboratory exercises of a more investigative nature. Programming and software development are studied further. The design process is introduced through a set of analogue and digital project assignments. Students also study Business Awareness, Safety and Sustainability to prepare them for working in industry.

Direct entrants to second year are offered bridging courses to revise essential material from the first year. 

Third year

The emphasis turns to design synthesis. Subjects such as Energy Systems, Power Electronics, Communications and Signal Processing are studied in a comparative manner from which emerge identities that help students to deepen their understanding of the subject. The process of innovation through team working is developed in small group projects that require an integrated combination of hardware and software to reach a design objective.

Fourth year

Subjects in the fourth year cover the whole spectrum of electrical and electronic engineering. The courses offered include topics such as:

  • Advanced Analogue Electronics
  • Linear Control
  • Microwave Techniques
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Sustainable Energy and Power Systems
  • Industrial Power Systems
  • Systems Level Integration

In addition, each student will undertake an individual project ending in a dissertation and presentation.


Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates work in many sectors, including power production and transmission, transportation, building services, utilities, electronics, computing and communications. Most modern systems rely on electric power and electronic control, and this is reflected in the opportunities available to electrical and electronic engineers. Many engineers move into management positions where their numeracy and problem solving skills are valued.

Entry requirements

Our entry criteria are listed below. However, please note that the final decision remains at the discretion of the course director after evaluating scores of individual relevant subjects.

Students who are eligible to be admitted directly into second year can choose to join the first year, where available.

First year entry

  • GCE A-Level - CCC (or AABB at AS-Level) 
  • CBSE/Other Indian Boards - 65%. 
  • American High School Diploma/SABIS - 70% + SAT I – 1000 (500 English and 500 Math) 
  • Tawjihiyya - 80% or Elite/Advance - 75% Eng, math & Physics + EmSAT English 1400, Math 1200 and 1100 Physics 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 24 points (3 HL – including Maths and Physics, and 3 SL)  
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma - MMM 
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent – 70% 
  • Russian/Kazakhstan (Attestat) - Grades of 5 in every subject + IELTS 6.0 
  • French Baccalaureate - 13/20 + IELTS 6.0 
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate - 80% or 13/20 + IELTS 6.0 
  • Foundation year - Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University Degree Entry Programme (Engineering) with a CCCC. 
  • Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and English.

Second year entry

  • GCE A-Levels - BBC. 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 27 points (3 HL – including Maths and Physics, and 3 SL)  
  • CBSE/Other Indian Boards - Overall 85% 
  • American High School/SABIS - 70% + 3 AP at grade 4 (Including Maths and Physics) or Minimum 3 SAT Subjects (SAT II) 500 each, Including Maths and Physics.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) - PPP 
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma - DDD 
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent - 85% 
  • Certificate of Higher Education - Successful completion of course with a minimum of grades of D in every Subject. 
  • Transfer students from other universities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and English.

To find out more about the specific entry requirements for your country, please refer to our International Entry Requirements.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to

English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

  • AED 76045 per year*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

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