Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng

1. Overview

Electronic and Electrical Engineering encompasses the design and utilisation of a broad range of vital circuits and systems that fulfil society's needs in electrical and electronic technologies.

Electronic Engineering covers analogue and digital design with integrated circuits applied to robotics, instrumentation, computer and communication systems. Electrical Engineering involves power generation and transmission, electrical motors and renewable energy. In years 1 and 2 you will study a variety of topics in electronic and electrical engineering, with introductions to communications and computer engineering.

To put into practical application what you have learnt in lectures, you will be involved in challenging team projects to build underwater robots and armoured sumo wrestling robots at year 2. In the later stages of the course, you will have the the opportunity to specialise in two areas from the following: Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering and Computer Engineering. This allowance for specialisation has been designed to further enhance your employability.

The MEng course is fully accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to provide you with the full academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

2. What you will study

The MEng has two routes - a 4 year 'Fast Track' route and a 5 year route. 

Eligibility for the Fast Track route will be confirmed at the end of year 2.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Maths 1A
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Maths 1B
  • Introduction to Computer Engineering
  • Product Development

Year 2

  • Electronics 2
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Introduction to Telecomms
  • Electrical Systems
  • Electrical Power
  • Maths 2
  • Applied Management
  • Design Exercise

Year 3

  • Signal Acquisition, Instrumentation and Control
  • Computer Architecture
  • Electrical Machines and Drives 1
  • Project Management Team Working and Leadership
  • Electronics 3
  • Group Project (Engineering stage 3)
  • Choose from 
    • Data networks or Offshore Engineering
  • Choose from 
    • Object Oriented Software Development or Electrical Power and Energy Systems

Fast Track MEng only

  • Pre-Project Industrial Placement (Double Module)
  • Socially Responsible Management
  • Principles of Asset Management

Year 4

  • Control and Signal Processing
  • Advanced Electronics
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability Management
  • MEng Individual Project
  • Choose one from 
    • Advanced Data Networks
    • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Choose one from 
    • Optical and Radio Communications
    • Power Systems Analysis and Protection
    • Renewable Energy Systems

Fast Track MEng only

  • Advanced Signal Processing and System Analysis
  • Post-Project Industrial Placement (Double Module)
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability Management

Year 5

  • Real-time Embedded Systems
  • Socially Responsible Management
  • Principles of Asset Management
  • Quality Management for Engineers
  • Advanced Signal Processing and System Analysis
  • MEng Group Project
  • Internet Security

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: ABBB to include Maths and either Engineering Science, Physics or Technological Studies. English at National 5 grade C or above is required if not held at Higher.

GCE A Level: BBC to include Maths and either Design and Technology, Engineering or Physics. GCSE English at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3 to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies. English at grade O3 or above is required if not held at Higher.

IB Diploma: 29 to include Higher Level Maths and Physics, one of which must be at grade 6 and one at grade 5. English is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.

Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language RequirementsAll applicants whose first language is not English are required to have an Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0. Appropriate equivalents will be considered.  

4. Placements and accreditations

Placement

The 'Fast-track' version of the MEng course involves summer industrial placements following years 3 and 4, enabling completion of an MEng in 48 months. Eligibility for this route will be confirmed at the end of year 2.

Placement positions are not guaranteed for any of the courses.

Professional Accreditation

The MEng and BEng courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The MEng provides you with the full academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. The BEng course requires further study at Masters level to satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

 

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

Locally-based companies recognise the value of an engineering education at Robert Gordon University and they have made available a number of different scholarships for the financial support of selected undergraduate students. 

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

International Students

  • £15,300 per academic year
  • £22,950 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

International Students

  • £13,940 per academic year
  • £20,910 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

International Students

  • £13,430 per academic year
  • £20,145 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

International Students

  • £13,000 per academic year
  • £19,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

International Students

  • £10,650 per academic year
  • £15,975 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4, accelerated Meng
  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,250 per academic year
  • £5125 Summer placement

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,000 per academic year
  • £5000 Summer placement

Disclaimer

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applicants must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates have pursued careers in the development and operation of electronic and electrical systems in automotive systems, oil and gas engineering, power generation and utilisation, marine technology, consumer equipment and complex control systems for industry, as well as a range of opportunities in the telecommunications industries.

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MEng

UCAS Code

H600

Start date

September 2015

Course length

4 years (fast track)/5 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic school
School of Engineering
More information:
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Accredited By
The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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