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This alternative route to the BEng/MEng Electrical Engineering is delivered in partnership with Forth Valley College. Students complete an HND Electrical Engineering, which enables direct entry to Year 3 at Heriot-Watt University.
Our electrical engineering degrees provide a broad-based education in electrical and electronic engineering. During the first three years, students study topics from low current electronics to high power systems. In Year 4 you can choose from a set of specialist courses to complement your thesis topic selection.
Years 1 and 2: Forth Valley College
The course is delivered for the first two years at Forth Valley College, where you will study the fundamental principles of electrical engineering technologies. In the second semester of Year 2, Forth Valley College students participate in a design project at Heriot-Watt.
Years 3 to 5: Heriot-Watt University
Forth Valley College students will transfer into the third year of the Heriot-Watt BEng/MEng Electrical Engineering programme and follow its programme structure for the remainder of the degree.
During the first three years students study topics from low current electronics to high power systems. In Year 4 you can choose from a set of specialist courses to complement your thesis topic selection.
Our teaching philosophy
The philosophy behind our teaching is 'learning by doing'. Our programmes are designed to be practical and allow students to develop skills beyond traditional academic content. Students work on both individual and group projects from the third year onwards, providing them with valuable hands-on experience.
Forth Valley entry requirements
The entry requirements for the Forth Valley HND are two Scottish Highers at grade C or above in maths and a science or technology subject. Find out more about the partnership programme with Forth Valley College.
If you wish to apply for direct entry to first year at Heriot-Watt, please see our our Electrical Engineering course pages.
To apply for this combined programme, you can either apply via UCAS using the code H6AS or you can use the Forth Valley College online application form.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Techology (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.
This course is currently only delivered at our Edinburgh Campus and there are no current opportunities to study at exchange partner institutions.
However, other Go Global opportunities may be available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.