Undergraduate study - 2022 entry
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Subject area: Engineering

Why choose Engineering at the University of Edinburgh?

  • Our curriculum balances technical depth, practical learning and industrial engagement, taking you on a journey from studying engineering theory to becoming a creative, adaptable and resilient engineer ready for tomorrow's workplace.

  • Shaped by industrial employers, our programmes equip you with the knowledge, team-working and critical thinking skills you need to tackle the complexities and compromises of real-world engineering problems.

  • You will have opportunities to gain practical experience through design projects run with our industrial partners, internships and placements, or by joining our student-led projects such as Engineering for Change, Formula Student and HypedED (Hyperloop).

Study abroad

What I like most about being a student at the University of Edinburgh, apart from studying a subject that I find really interesting, is the vast number of things that I can try through different societies, clubs and events.

Julian Stachura 4th Year MEng Mechanical Engineering
Julian Stachura 4th Year MEng Mechanical Engineering

Introducing Engineering

Engineers create innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Engineering is all around us, making up much of what we take for granted - telecommunications, transport, energy generation and distribution, buildings, bridges, water supply, materials, fuels and much more. We invent products, systems and processes that are:

  • faster
  • smaller
  • cleaner
  • safer
  • stronger
  • more efficient
  • more environmentally friendly
  • more economical
  • more sustainable
  • more marketable

Engineering at Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history and a vibrant and successful present. Our graduates have a distinctive blend of technical skills, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. This opens the door to rewarding careers.


In recognition of the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering projects, our programmes span the traditional engineering boundaries between cross-disciplinary design projects and teaching.

Your programme will draw material from one or more of our four disciplines:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil and environmental engineering
  • electronics and electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering

You can keep your options open by applying for H100 Engineering. In Year 1 of this programme, you will study a general engineering course that covers all four teaching areas. This gives you an insight into engineering as a whole, and helps you focus in on areas of particular interest.

Second-year entry

Suitably-qualified students can apply for direct entry into Year 2. This limits your flexibility but means you can complete your degree in three years - comparable to the rest of the UK.

Please note that H100, Electronics and Computer Science, and Structural Engineering with Architecture are not available to students applying for direct entry into Year 2.


All our MEng programmes are accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

All of our BEng programmes are accredited as partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You need an accredited programme to complete the CEng educational base.