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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

BSc (Eng)
BSc (Eng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

This Electrical Engineering degree is aimed at students who have the potential and motivation to become competent professional Engineers but are unable to commit to full-time study. The course will enable you to cultivate the knowledge and skills needed to confidently develop, manage, operate and maintain complex engineering processes and systems.

The course is offered on a part-time, evening class basis at stage 3 and is specifically designed for entrants with a HND in the appropriate discipline.

NESCol offers a stage 2 equivalent for students who do not yet have the HND qualification required for BSc Stage 3 direct entry. Please contact NESCol to note your interest for study on their Part-time HND programme.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

2 years
Stage 3

Comprises of TWO core modules, FIVE elective modules and a compulsory third year project. The project runs in semester 2 and can be taken in either stage 3a or 3b during the second year of study. Students need to undertake a total of 8 modules for the BSc (Eng) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Transfer to the BEng (Ordinary) degree is optional by electing to do a total of 9 modules (8 core modules plus 1 elective module). This option will be discussed in further detail during induction.

STAGE 3a (odd year entry)

Semester 1:

No module choices, take two core (C) modules:

  • Electrical Systems (C)
  • Project Management, Team Working and Leadership (C)

Semester 2:

Choose two elective (E) modules - or if entering the second year of study, one elective plus the Integrative Engineering Project:

  • Electronics 3 (E)
  • Offshore Engineering (E)
  • Integrative Engineering Project (second year of study only)
STAGE 3b (even year entry)

Semester 1:

Choose two elective (E) modules:

  • Signal Acquisition, Instrumentation & Control (E) 
  • Computer Architecture (E) 
  • Electrical Machines and Drives 1 (E) 
  • Energy Conversion & Storage (E)

Semester 2:

Choose two elective modules - or if entering the second year of study, one elective plus the Integrative Engineering Project:

  • Cisco CCNA Course 1: Introduction to Networks
  • Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  • Integrative Engineering Project (second year of study only)

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course and module disclaimer for more information. 

Detailed module information

The course is a stage 3 only course, divided into two sections (stage 3a and stage 3b) and delivered over two years, each section normally taking two years to complete. Students typically attend classes two evenings per week and will benefit from practical classes and tutorial groups led by staff with experience in both industry and the academic environment.

Activity summary
  • Lectures – 40 students per group, 3 hours
  • Tutorial – 40 students per group, 2 hours
  • Project Supervision – one student per group, 1.5 hours
  • Practical class or workshop – 40 students per group, 1 hour
  • Independent Study – 19 hours
Independent study

A total of 150 hours per 15-credit module is recommended to get the most out of your course. This includes time studying outside the timetabled classes. This could include, for example, reading lecture notes, undertaking tutorial problems, writing up lab reports or other coursework, and practicing specialist software skills.

Staff delivering on this course

Academic staff are experienced Engineers, many with Chartered status and industry links, who have achieved or are working towards Higher Education Academy Fellowship - a professional recognition of their practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. Many are research-active and some feature in the annual STAR awards (Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition) voted for by the students.

  • 6 written exams
  • 5 written assessments including essay
  • 5 reports
  • 2 set exercises
  • 1 project output
  • 1 oral assessment
  • 2 class quizzes

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of submission of coursework.



The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

The Inclusion CENTRE


All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.



The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support


Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library

Students are typically in full-time employment and this course provides opportunities for career progression within current roles or with different employers.

For stage 3 you should have an appropriate HND (or equivalent). Direct entry to Stage 3 is normally guaranteed for students with an HND in Electrical Engineering from North East Scotland College (NESCol).

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

Pre-Sessional English Programme at RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact for further information.


UK/EU Students

  • £910 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £3,375 per academic year
Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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.

Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS)

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

Student Finance England

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance NI

Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

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