The course

UCAS code
H600
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Provides a broad-based education in electrical and electronic engineering. During the first three Levels students study topics from low current electronics to high power systems. In Level 4 students can choose from a set of specialism courses to complement their thesis topic selection.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially 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 an individual Honours project 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.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 65% are working
  • 10% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 70% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • 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

Jobs

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

  • Engineering professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Administrative occupations
  • Sales occupations
  • Process, plant and machine operatives

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • 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.

Year 2

  • 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.

Year 3

  • Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

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.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

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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