Dr. Alexander Belyaev
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The courses for the MEng and BEng degrees are common until the end of Level 3 where students study a broad-based range of topics from low current electronics to high power systems. Candidates are then selected for the two-year MEng course, 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.
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 contentDetailed course guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Work and study
This is what our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:
- 100% are working
- 0% are studying
- 0% are working and studying.
- 95% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.
- The average salary of students six months after graduating: £27000
- The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £26000
These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:
- Engineering professionals
- Information technology and telecommunications professionals
- Elementary occupations
- Highers AABB (MEng) or BBBBC (BEng)
- A-Levels BBB
- Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics
- Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
- HNC A in graded unit of relevant HNC with additional mathematics
- 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.
- Advanced Highers BB in Mathematics and Physics and AABB at Higher
- A-Levels ABB with Mathematics and Physics
- Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Maths and Physics
- HND AA in graded units of relevant HND with additional Mathematics
- Additional information In all cases including Mathematics and Physics.
- Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
- At the end of Level 3, students can apply to transfer to the MEng course.
- 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.
- BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales***||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£18,480|
* 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).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).
Scholarships and bursaries
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.