The course

UCAS code
H605
Duration
Up to 5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The programmes for the MEng and BEng degrees are common until the end of Level 3. Candidates are then selected for the two-year MEng programme, which involves an interview by a joint academic/industrial panel. Enhancements in Level 4 and Level 5 take two forms. Technical studies are advanced to a Masters level and the syllabus is greatly extended in the area of engineering management. A six-month industrial placement starts in the summer between Levels 4 and 5 and runs until the end of the first semester in Level 5.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Circuit Theory, Digital Design, Mathematics, Computer Programming and Electronic Design form the core subjects. In addition, students choose an elective option from a list that includes Mechanics and Physics.

Year 2

Further study of Electronic Design, Digital Design, Embedded Programming and Mathematics is complemented by introductions to Signals and Electromechanical Systems supported by appropriate lab and project work.

Year 3

Emphasis turns to design synthesis. Subjects include Energy Systems, Analogue Electronics, Electromagnetics, Physical Electronics and Communications. A quarter of the year is spent working on a large team-based project, incorporating Digital and Software Design, Mechanics and Management.

Year 4

Students work on a group project during both semesters and select taught topics from a list that includes Embedded Systems, Sustainable Energy and Power Systems, Communications, Image Processing, RF Communications, Analogue Electronics and Microwave Techniques.

Year 5

The summer and the first semester form a six-month industrial placement. During the second semester students choose from a range of advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering topics.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 95% are working
  • 5% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 100% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £29000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £26000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Quality and regulatory professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABB (MEng) or BBBBC (BEng)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC A in graded unit of relevant HNC with additional mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications including BTEC.

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB with Mathematics and Physics
  • Advanced Highers BB in Mathematics and Physics and AABB at Higher
  • HND AA in graded units of relevant HND with additional Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Maths and Physics
  • Additional information In all cases including Mathematics and Physics.

Year 3

  • Additional information Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • Additional information At the end of Level 3, students can apply to transfer to the MEng programme. Students with other qualifications, both from within the UK and overseas are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for clarification on any aspect of the admissions process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £17,440

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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