As Scotland’s third biggest city, Aberdeen is home to globally recognised expertise in the Energy sector, which is enhanced by our wide range of professional engineering education opportunities.

Engineering is about resolving complex problems and challenges and designing the essential products, services and processes that we all use every day.

Our variety of courses cover specialist areas including electrical, energy, communications and mechanical.

Why Study Engineering Here?

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Our facilities are equipped with latest engineering technology, ensuring you have everything you need for your studies, including a wave tank, ROV pool and dedicated engineering IT labs.

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Our staff bring with them a wide range of experience and expertise, we also invite speakers from industry to lecture on undergraduate and postgraduate courses who also help ensure we stay up-to-date and relevant.

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Our strong relationships with industry and local, national and international level enables us to always stay 'one step ahead' and confidently deliver engineering courses that meet the demands of your future employers. 

“I decided to study at Robert Gordon University to ensure that I started work with a broad knowledge of the industry.”

Andrew Hyde Oil and Gas Engineering MSc


An engineering degree can open up a wide variety of career options to you. Opportunities exist in the private and public sectors including the oil and gas industry, healthcare and telecommunications.

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Drilling Engineer

As a drilling Engineer you will use engineering principles to provide cost effective solutions to drilling in the offshore and onshore oil & Gas industry.

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Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers are concerned with designing and developing electrical systems and components, with focus on economy, safety, reliability, quality and sustainability.

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Mechanical Engineer

As a Mechanical Engineer you will use engineering principles to provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products.

News & Events

  1. 26, March, 2018 Mental Health Movie Monthly - Black Swan

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Come along to the free Mental Health Movie Monthly showing of 'Black Swan'.  

  1. 15, January, 2018 RGU awarded £4.2million to expand its pioneering work-based learning degree programme

    Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    Robert Gordon University (RGU), a pioneer of work-based learning degrees, has been awarded £4.2 million by Skills Development Scotland to significantly expand the range of courses on offer and the number of places available.  

  2. 06, December, 2017 Inverness graduate has taken the fast track to success

    Iain Beddall

    A young man from Inverness who swapped accounting for engineering has graduated with distinction as a Master of Engineering.  

Our School

  • School of Engineering

    School of Engineering

    Combining a range of engineering expertise with purpose-built facilities and strong commercial links.