School of Engineering - University of Aberdeen

Electrical Engineering with Sustainable Energy

School of Engineering - University of Aberdeen
In Aberdeen

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Aberdeen (Scotland)
Duration 5 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    5 Years

Engineering is one of the most satisfying professions. You get results, often astounding results. You make things happen, from powerful motors moving massive equipment accurate to a fraction of a millimetre, to tiny silicon chips processing information at lightning speeds. You conceive new solutions to society's problems, you have the satisfaction of seeing your work improving lives.
Suitable for: You will be good at mathematics, you will have a sound grasp of basic sciences, you will be inventive and creative, able to sell your ideas to clients and colleagues, and in due course, to organise and lead fellow professions.

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Aberdeen (Aberdeen City)
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Fraser Noble Building, Kings College, AB24 3UE


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· Requirements

Those who have 3 A Levels at BCC including B in Mathematics and C in Physics or Engineering or Design and Technology will be considered for first year entry. Or at least 260 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A Levels, including 180 points in Mathematics and in Physics or Engineering or Design and Technology. Excludes points from Key/Core Skills. Advanced entry is considered on an individual basis depending on prior qualifications and experience.

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Course programme

Programme Structure & Content

The MEng in Electrical Engineering with Sustainable Energy is a five-year Honours programme fully accredited by the Engineering Institutions. For the first two years you study a common core covering the basic principles of all branches of engineering.

In the later years you specialise in Electrical Engineering with Sustainable Energy, following this discipline in greater depth, including design applications. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year.

In the first year you will study topics such as:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Applied Mechanics and Structures
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Communication
  • Design and Practice

Following this, in the second year, the topics covered include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Materials and Structures
  • Electronics and Programmable Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • Engineering Design and Practice

In your third year, you have the opportunity to study from a range of courses leading to specialisation in Electrical Engineering with Sustainable Energy. The major feature of the fourth year is the undertaking of an individual project in the area of your specialisation. The project occupies half of your study time and can be undertaken in Aberdeen or abroad. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study. Formal courses continue to develop your specialist interests.

In year five you undertake a group design project in addition to courses in Engineering Analysis and Methods and Engineering and Project Management. The study of Advanced Special Topics further deepens your specialist knowledge.

Teaching & Assessment

The main methods of teaching are lectures, tutorials, laboratory and design classes. You can expect an average of 20 hours of lectures, labs and tutorials per week, which you are expected to supplement with private study. Self-study is vital as it develops the confidence to enable you to tackle unfamiliar problems, an essential skill for the professional engineer. Lectures last fifty minutes and are the main method used to teach the underlying principles of engineering science. Question sheets designed to develop your analytical skills are given out during lectures. These are to be worked on in your private study time, and any problems encountered can be subsequently discussed, as solutions are worked through during tutorials.

Laboratories and design classes are used to develop practical skills such as manufacturing and measurement techniques. They are also valuable for giving practical demonstrations of the concepts covered in the lecture courses.

A number of coursework exercises are carried out each year, aimed at developing and improving communication skills. These include written laboratory reports, dissertations, and presentations. The main method of assessment is examinations in January and May although for many courses pressure is taken off the examinations by use of continuous assessment. Presentations, laboratory reports and other coursework are submitted and marked individually throughout the year.

Additional information

Comments: Professional Accreditation: Most engineers achieve professional status in the UK through membership of one of the Engineering Institutions and register as Chartered Engineers. Chartered Engineers can practice in Europe and our Honours degrees are recognised by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations. All current honours programmes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering are accredited by the Institute of Engineering Technology.
Career opportunities: A degree in Engineering is fundamental to a career as an engineer today. At the moment there is a shortage of good electrical and electronic engineers, which means that there are many and varied employment opportunities throughout the country and, indeed, the world. An engineering degree at the University of Aberdeen can also lead to the opportunity of further study. Every year many of our students come back for postgraduate study either on one of our taught programmes or to gain higher degrees by research.

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