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Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

HHH6

5 years

Full-time

MEng

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 555 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4–S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A plus either Physics (preferably), Engineering or Technological Studies.
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics, plus either Physics (preferably), Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at Grade 5, Physics HL or Design and Technology HL at Grade 5, plus one further HL subject at Grade 5.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Entry to second year

For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:

  • SQA Advanced Highers: AA to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Technological Studies plus Highers at AB in two other subjects.
  • A Levels: A*AA in one sitting, to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology), or AAA in one sitting, to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).
  • IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma with three HL subjects at Grade 6 to include Mathematics and one from Physics or Design and Technology.
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 555 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4–S6, to include Mathematics at Grade A plus either Physics (preferably), Engineering or Technological Studies.
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include Mathematics, plus either Physics (preferably), Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics HL at Grade 5, Physics HL or Design and Technology HL at Grade 5, plus one further HL subject at Grade 5.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Entry to second year

For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:

  • SQA Advanced Highers: AA to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Technological Studies plus Highers at AB in two other subjects.
  • A Levels: A*AA in one sitting, to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology), or AAA in one sitting, to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).
  • IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma with three HL subjects at Grade 6 to include Mathematics and one from Physics or Design and Technology.
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Overview

The Electrical & Mechanical Engineering joint honours programme covers the important area of electromechanical systems that is increasingly prevalent in today's world.

We have particular expertise in renewable energy, especially wave energy, which was pioneered here in Edinburgh by Professor Stephen Salter in the 1970s. We also specialise in carbon capture, materials science and engineering, with expertise on polymers and the mechanics of snow and ice, and engineering at the interface with biology and medicine. These world-class research activities strongly enhance our teaching and undergraduate students have opportunities to carry out research projects in these areas.

Ties to industry

Our Industrial Liaison Board includes senior representatives from important electronics and electrical engineering companies and has influenced curriculum and programme development.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

What you will study

Year 1

Your time will usually be divided between engineering, mathematics and optional courses. You study several branches of engineering, followed by the first in-depth study of your preferred subject.

For most of our programmes you can choose an optional subject from the sciences or the arts. Chemical engineering students must take chemistry in the first year.

Year 2

You will study your chosen branch of engineering, supported by classes in mathematics. You will begin to apply your scientific and mathematical skills to real problem solving.

Year 3

You will now be able to focus almost entirely on your chosen field of engineering. At the end of your third year, you will have the option of completing one more year for a BEng (Hons) or studying for a further two years for an MEng (Hons).

Year 4

You will concentrate on specialist study and innovative coursework that will prepare you for your professional career. Increasingly you will spend time on individual- or group-design projects. These projects include working with students from other disciplines in our unique Royal Academy of Engineering.

MEng students will produce a substantial project that may involve working overseas or in industry.

Year 5

As Year 4 (for MEng)

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects and group work. In your final years you will dedicate more time to private study and will receive individual supervision with projects.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through course work and examinations.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

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Details

Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

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You'll be taught by world-leading experts who will give you a lifelong thirst for knowledge and understanding.

Our research-led teaching encourages a pioneering, innovative and independent attitude to learning, while our focus on professional skills ensures success within and beyond University.

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