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Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), BEng

University of Aberdeen
Program overview
48 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), BEng

Our society relies on Electrical Engineers for everything from low power electrical machines, control systems, to high voltage electrical power generation and distribution systems. Electrical and Electronic Engineering is at the core of the modern world, from computers, to digital circuits, photonics and a wealth of electronic devices. Electrical and Electronic engineering is one of the most satisfying subjects that you can study.

If your interests are science, technology or mathematics, then consider electrical and electronic engineering as your career. You will use your imagination, creativity and knowledge to provide society with the complex systems it needs. In your future career you may design the machines that supply our energy needs, digital control systems for aircraft, internet-enabled sensors, design complete computer systems on a silicon chip, photonics to instrument the ocean depths, create stunning electronic displays, or design the latest communications satellite or mobile phone.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Year 1:

In year 1 you can study topics such as Engineering Mathematics, Principles of Electronics, Electronics Design, Fundamental Engineering Mechanics, Fundamentals of Engineering Materials and Computer Aided Design & Communication.

Compulsory Courses

  • Principles of Electronics
  • CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice
  • Electronics Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Materials
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics
  • Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 2:

Compulsory Courses

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Design & Computing in Engineering Practice
  • Process Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • Electronic Systems

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 3:

You have the opportunity to study from a range of courses leading to specialisation in your chosen discipline. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study. Advanced courses continue to develop your specialist interests.

Compulsory Courses

  • Control Systems
  • Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a
  • Signals, Systems & Signal Processing
  • C / C++ Programming
  • Communications Engineering 1
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering Design
  • Project and Safety Management
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Digital Systems

Year 4:

The major feature is the 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.

Compulsory Courses

  • BEng Individual Project
  • Sensing and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Computer and Software Engineering
  • Communications Engineering 2
  • Group Design Project (BEng)

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • RUK: £9,250
  • EU / International Students: £20,700
  • Home Students: £1,820

Career paths

Electrical engineers work with a wide range of large electrical devices, from power stations to renewable energy devices. They work with control systems involving motors and computers in industrial plant such as an offshore structure. Electronic engineers design and build computer systems, often specialised computers for a specific task. They develop instrumentation and optical systems that provide the eyes and wears we need to understand our world.

About this institute

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...

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Contact info

University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK


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