We are a leading international centre for research, development and knowledge transfer across a wide range of topics, working in collaboration with major academic and industrial partners across the world.

We provide a stimulating environment for researchers to contribute the necessary advances in engineering science and technology to sustain our future. Engineering at Heriot-Watt is comfortably within the top ten of UK research institutions.

Heriot-Watt offers exciting, professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes designed to stimulate and equip our graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to meet demanding challenges in their careers. We offer prospective students an exceptionally well equipped engineering environment, with the opportunity to work on a personal basis with experts in the discipline.

In 2014 National Student Survey, Electrical Engineering has come out first in the UK based on the overall satisfaction score. 100% of respondents were satisfied overall with their course.

Undergraduate programmes

We are keen to recruit talented students to our Engineers of the Future programme a bespoke five-year company-sponsored programme.

BEng Engineering provides the opportunity to study a range of subjects in the first year before specialising in later years.


Ranked 6th in Engineering at the last RAE by Research Fortnight’s Power Rankings, we are actively engaged in telecommunications, video and image analysis, robotics and autonomous systems, microengineering and microwave technologies, energy and power generation and transmission. 

  • Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems