Engineering News

  1. 26, April, 2016 RGU professor puts the spotlight on oil and political violence in Africa

    Professor Stephen Vertigans

    The reasons behind political violence in oil rich regions of Africa will be explored by a leading RGU academic at a professorial lecture next month.  

  2. 19, April, 2016 RGU students battle it out in land yacht race at Balmedie

    Land Yachts race 2016

    Balmedie Beach was once again turned into the venue for a hotly contested land yachts race featuring young engineers from RGU last week.  

  3. 12, April, 2016 Student land yacht race returns to Balmedie

    Land yachts 2015

    Balmedie Beach will once again be turned into the venue for a hotly contested land yachts race featuring young engineers from RGU this week.  

  4. 08, April, 2016 Students cook up Fit Dish idea as part of CityLab project

    CityLab 2016 L-R Bogdan, Robyn and Jordan

    The pilot CityLab initiative saw students from RGU and the University of Aberdeen team up with Aberdeen City Council to look at city-wide challenges and develop innovative, tangible solutions around them.  

  5. 04, April, 2016 Mintlaw Academy come out on top in annual ROV competition

    ROV 2016

    The Scottish leg of the challenge, co-ordinated and hosted by RGU, saw 11 schools put underwater robots they have designed and built to the test on Thursday, March 31 at RGU’s Sir Ian Wood Building.  

  6. 25, March, 2016 Call for enhanced oil recovery book chapters

    OE 15 Oil Rig

    An RGU lecturer is heading up the editorial board of a new book exploring Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and is inviting submissions of chapter proposals from both industry and academia.  

  7. 23, March, 2016 Mission to Outer Space: ROV design comp sees pupils tackle intergalactic tasks

    ROV tank

    Tackling the murky reaches of an ocean on one of Jupiter’s moons is just one of the missions school pupils from across Scotland will be tackling as part of this year’s MATE Scotland ROV Challenge.  

  8. 08, March, 2016 RGU researcher looks to cut cost of solar panels

    Dr Firdaus Mohammad-Sukki

    Dr Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki is working on refining a cheap and efficient solar concentrator which could potentially reduce the cost of producing a KW of energy via solar power by up to 50 per cent.  

  9. 03, March, 2016 Learn about nanomaterials and underwater robots thanks to British Science Week at RGU

    Sir Ian Wood Building

    RGU will host a series of workshops during British Science Week, giving people the opportunity to operate an ROV, get to grips with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and learn about new materials and their composites.  

  10. 08, February, 2016 Young subsea engineers inspired to design underwater robots with support from subsea industry

    Mintlaw Academy ROV 2016

    Subsea UK has announced it will sponsor the Scottish MATE ROV competition, which inspires budding subsea engineers, for a second year.  

“My degree was particularly well aligned to the requirements of industry and definitely helped me to secure a job at Chevron and enabled me to make a confident start at work.”

Maurice Thomson Mechanical Engineering MEng Chevron

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