The Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Department holds several Applicants’ Visit Days usually throughout March and April and additionally welcomes groups of students from schools by arrangement at mutually convenient times. The scheduled Applicants’ Visit Days are for students who have applied for a place on one of our undergraduate courses. Parents or guardians are also very welcome to attend all or part of the days activities and discussions.

What happens on an Applicants’ Visit Days ?

The day starts with an introduction of University life at Heriot-Watt University at the University Applicant Day welcome. This is normally followed by information sessions that may include 'a Student Life' by the Students Union and Sports Union representatives, details about our Accommodation and Student Support Service, and Student Finances.

We then invite you to the Department for a brief presentation about Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University followed by a guided tour showing some of the teaching and research facilities. Lunch is provided, during which there is a chance to chat informally with members of staff. Throughout the day there will be a the chance to ask us about any aspect of student life. The day finishes at around 3.15 p.m. with tea or coffee and informal discussions with members of staff and course directors.  The afternoon also offers the chance to see around our Campus through centrally organised tours.

We believe that it is very important that you choose a University and Department where you will be happy and able to fulfil your potential. One of the best ways to help make this decision is to visit the Universities concerned and we very much hope you will be able to accept this invitation to visit our Department.

The 2017 Applicant visit days for Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering will take place on:

For applicants thinking about entry in following years, then the 2017 University Open days will take place on:

  • Saturday 30 September 2017, 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 27 October 2017, 10am – 4pm

We also welcome informal visits to the department to meet us, discuss our courses, and see our facilities. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a visit to meet us.

For further information please contact the EECE Undergraduate office on +44(0) 131 451 4100, or contact us via e-mail on

In the meantime, have a look at the University Open Day video and virtual tour.