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.

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