Industry supported scholarships programme
Accredited by relevant professional bodies
Year 4, in Europe, Americas, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand
Why this course?
The combination of mechanical, electrical, electronic, computing, measurement and control elements are now an important part of most modern engineering systems and are essential to meet new challenges in engineering innovation.
Examples include energy generation, hybrid petrol/electric vehicles, aircraft design, satellite technology, robotic systems and technology for sustainable environment.
This degree covers key areas of both electrical and mechanical engineering reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering. There's a demand for graduates with expertise within and across the boundaries of both disciplines.
The degree has dual accreditation by the IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers meaning that you will be able to capitalise on career opportunities in both or either subject.
What you’ll study
You're introduced to the analysis and design of analogue and digital circuits for electronics and power applications, supported by practical laboratory sessions. You also learn the physical principles underlying the design of mechanical systems and structures including topics such as dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
Project work introduces you to design and build activities in fuel cells and hydrogen-powered vehicles. Numerical and modelling skills are developed through classes in mathematics and software engineering while your awareness of the engineering profession is enhanced through a special class that introduces engineering industry principles and practice.
Year 1 themes continue but at a more advanced level. You develop key skills for the engineering profession, including team working on practical design projects and oral presentation skills.
You’ll begin to develop specialist engineering skills through completing classes in a range of advanced topics including mechanical systems, integrated design and software engineering.
You'll spend fourth year at a partner institution abroad.
You’ll study an approved curriculum that is equivalent to the home one, and all the subjects/credits you pass count towards your degree at Strathclyde. You’ll not be required to take extra classes on returning.
The choice of which partner is yours – we offer opportunities in Europe through Erasmus or further afield through our international exchanges to USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand. To give you some ideas, take a look at our latest international exchanges list.
In Year 5 you'll have the opportunity to develop your team-working skills through a multidisciplinary group project. This project will have a strong industrial influence and provide you with the opportunity to utilise both your hardware and software skills by developing a fully functioning system, which you are required to demonstrate at an internal business tradeshow/exhibition at the end of the year.
In addition to the project, you'll select modules from a range of advanced electrical and mechanical subjects.
The course is run jointly by the Departments of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE) and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE).
EEE is one of the premier providers of electronic & electrical engineering education in the UK, renowned for its teaching and research quality, student satisfaction ratings and excellent graduate employment rates. It provides the specialist theoretical and practical training in electronics, communications design and operation, hardware engineering systems, image/video processing and robotics.
MAE is one of the top ranked departments of its kind in the UK – home to award-winning research centres spanning aerospace, fluids, structures and materials. It has pioneered the use of interactive learning techniques in the classroom and provides the specialist theoretical and practical classes in basic, structural and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion and materials for aerospace, applications and lightweight structures.
Students have exclusive access to our extensive computing network, and purpose built teaching spaces including high voltage facilities, and student design and project labs equipped with the latest technologies.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as Chartered Engineer.
Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as Chartered Engineer.
A study of mechanics gives you the basic tools to understand how the world, both natural and man-made.
You come to Engineering Mechanics with an elementary understanding of the basic principles of mechanics acquired from introductory school physics together with their application to problem solving. This class places more emphasis on the basic skills required to start to apply these concepts and principles to real engineering problem solving. The class focuses on the practice of these skills, rather than factual content. In this class doing required background reading, coming to class and doing homework are like practising for a football team. The tutor/lecturer is less a source of information and more of a coach who structures practice and sets standards. Students’ progress not by absorbing (and regurgitating) information but rather by practising their skills individually and learning to work effectively with others.
To provide an overview of industry and give you some understanding of the industry environment that you would enter as well as the types of roles you would/could undertake. To explain role and responsibility of the engineering profession and individual engineer.
The class is delivered to first-year undergraduate students in the specific context of electronic and electrical engineering together with relationship to mechanical engineering and computer systems.
1. To introduce you to the practical and professional skills required of an engineer 2. To underpin theoretical concepts introduced elsewhere in Year 1 modules 3. To introduce you to individual and group project work 4. To expose you to problems requiring system integration and design 5. To encourage innovation in the context of project work 6. To facilitate the development of a range of transferable skills
Knowledge of thermodynamics, heat and fluid flow are important for the understanding and design of thermal and hydraulic systems involving energy conversion and transmission, such as engines and turbines, pumps and compressors, and associated pipework. The aim of the class is to introduce the basic concepts of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, and the applications thereof, as a foundation for further studies.
This class aims to give an introduction to the use of engineering modelling and communication using the PTC Creo three dimensional modelling system and to introduce engineering tolerances and their relation to manufacturing processes. Basic numerical methods will also be introduced using MathCAD and Matlab maths & engineering software.
To give a basic understanding of the concepts and applications of mathematical functions, differentiation, integration and complex numbers. The class also provides an introductory experience of using mathematical tools to apply these concepts to practical engineering examples.
This class aims to introduce you to concepts and methodology required to undertake effective design and development of engineering systems. The product development process will be introduced and through practice, a working knowledge of appropriate engineering design processes, tools and techniques will be gained.
An overview of manufacturing and the manufacturing industry will provide a general appreciation of the range of processes employed in manufacturing together with an understanding of how components can be manufactured economically and reliably.
To develop a broad understanding of many aspects of engineering (general electrical and electronic, power engineering, mechanical engineering, computing and software) and to enhance generic skills required of a professional engineer (research, practical, team working, communications, reporting writing, oral presentation).
You'll also benefit from two laboratory-based projects, which will enhance your understanding of important electrical and engineering principles that underpin many other classes within the degree programme.
This class aims to deliver fundamental knowledge on fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and illustrate their importance to engineering systems.
Thermodynamics is the science that is devoted to understanding energy in all its forms and how energy changes form. The aim of the first semester of this class is to supply the necessary analytical tools to study these energy changes when applied in engineering situations, in particular for transportation and power production. Fluid mechanics and the behaviour of fluids is an important aspect in the performance of engineering systems.
In the second semester the underlying physics of fluid flow and its application to simple systems is presented.
This project will have a strong industrial influence and provide you with an opportunity to utilise both your hardware and software skills by developing a functioning system. You are required to demonstrate at an internal business tradeshow/exhibition at the end of the year.
Allow you to understand, critically analyse and assess technical requirements for power system operation, management and planning. To enable you to carry out advanced types of power system analysis as well as understand and use results from these analyses in power system operation and planning. To enable you to have a detailed understanding of the main concepts related to the function, design and operation of protection schemes for distribution, transmission and generation applications. To enable you to understand the implementation and other associated issues relating to protection of power systems.
Modern energy conversion systems rely on the integration of range of technologies including power electronics, electromechanical actuators and energy storage elements. This class will build knowledge of the building block technologies and show their application to modern energy conversion systems.
Present and give an understanding of the economics, trading and pricing of electricity supply and how it is shaped by technical, commercial and regulatory considerations. Give an understanding of power system economics under an environment of multiple suppliers and users. Present the challenges, technologies and value of asset management within an electricity supply industry context. Give a deep appreciation of factors affecting security of supply and how it might be quantified.
To provide an understanding of the principles of wind turbine power generation with attention to the wind resource, rotor aerodynamics, structural design, power conversion and control. It also addresses socio-economic issues and provides an underpinning in distributed energy resources including small scale generation, energy storage and demand management and their integration and management within power networks.
Design and implementation of real time embedded systems through familiarisation with Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) and FPGAs via lectures, up-to-date technical discussions and hardware programming. This class provides hands-on experience in translating Digital Signal Processing concepts into real-time embedded systems applications.
This class aims to introduce you to the principles of experimental aerodynamics and computational aerodynamics performance assessment. The class also provides an introduction to the importance of aeroelastic phenomena on aerodynamic design. The aim is to provide you with an understanding of the importance of understanding the aerodynamic flow field and its importance in the design process, and the interaction of the aerodynamic loading with the structure.
Condition monitoring and fault detection in structures and machinery plays an important part in the maintenance and protection of equipment, and has come to the fore since the recent advances in computer-based systems. The aim of the class is therefore to provide an understanding of Condition Monitoring (CM) and its relevance to industry. This is achieved by studying different CM and integrity assessment techniques, the instrumentation and use, and how they are applied. Particular attention is paid to vibration-based health monitoring and signal (time series) analysis.
You’ll be assessed through a variety of techniques.
In Years 1 & 2, you'll complete at least six modules per year, with each module made up of a combination of written assignments, individual and group reports, oral presentations, practical lab work, and where appropriate, an end-of-term exam.
Year 3 will be spent studying at one of our overseas university partners. You'll complete the pre-agreed curriculum, fulfilling all assessments as required by the partner.
In Year 4, you'll complete at least four modules and an individual project. Assessment of this project consists of four elements, interim report, poster & oral presentations, conduct and final report.
In Year 5, you'll complete at least four modules and a major group project. Assessment of this project is based on project specification, interim report, oral presentation, group conduct, peer review, individual assessment, tradeshow show demonstration and a final report.
Learning & teaching
To engage and challenge you, we use a blend of teaching methods. These include lectures, small group problem-solving tutorials, practical laboratories as well as industrial visits and seminars by professional engineers
You’ll not only develop technical engineering expertise but also communication, project management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
In later years, you’ll have opportunities to work with academic staff on active research projects.
The course typically consists of around 10 lectures, five tutorial/problem-solving classes and three practical classes per week. To enhance your understanding of the technical and theoretical topics covered in these, you're expected to undertake a further 20 hours of self-study, using the web-based virtual learning environment (MyPlace), computing and library facilities.
Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.
AAAAB (Maths A, Physics or Engineering Science)
Year 1 entry
BBB (Maths, Physics)
Typical entry requirements: AAB
Year 2 entry
AAB (Maths, Physics, Computing)
Typical entry requirements: A*AA
International Baccalaureate (IB)
36 (Maths HL6, Physics HL6)
Entry to BEng in first instance
Applicant interviews are conducted in January & February
We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
2016/17 - £1,820
Rest of UK
2016/17 - £9,000
2016/17 - £17,500
The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE) can help you with funding and getting relevant work experience while you study, through its industry-supported scholarship programme. More than 200 students currently benefit from this. They receive annual bursaries, paid summer placements and company mentoring from key UK and global employers including Rolls-Royce, ScottishPower, Wood Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Xilinx.
Details of all the scholarships on offer each year are highlighted at a scholarship seminar in week three of Semester 1. In addition, each October we host a scholarships fair, providing the opportunity for you to meet potential sponsors face-to-face. You can learn more about the funding and work experience prospects, build useful contacts for the future and develop industry-specific knowledge through visiting the companies’ exhibitions and presentations.
Royal College Prestigious Awards wereestablished to attract the very best international talent, and we've welcomed recipients from China, India, Malaysia, India and many other nations. Selection is made on academic merit, personal achievements and citizenship.
Up to three awards of £3,000 towards tuition fees are available for international applicants. Email EEE Admissions for an application form. Submission deadline is 30 June.
S6 Bursaries are designed to ensure commitment to academic excellence in the final year of school. Many well-qualified S5 pupils, opt to undertake a sixth year at school. To encourage them to maintain their high standards in this final year, the department offers a one-off bursary.
All eligible S6 Scottish applicants, awarded an unconditional offer based on their S5 performance to any of our undergraduate degrees, will automatically be considered for a bursary. No separate application form is required. Payment of the bursary will only be made to applicants whose S6 results are comparable with their S5 performance. The bursary is paid in October following registration.
AMEC Electrical Engineering Scholarships
AMEC Natural Resources provides engineering and project management services to its customers in the world’s oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. To support their graduate recruitment activities, we were invited to participate in their scholarship scheme.
One award of £2,000 with a paid summer industrial internship, company mentoring and participation in AMEC’s Graduate Training Programme activities, is available for third-year students with a particular interest in electrical power or electrical protection engineering.
FM Bruce Scholarships
These scholarships, established to foster the next generation of world-class engineers, were given in honour of a distinguished former head of department and professor of power engineering. Up to 15 awards of £500 each towards tuition fees or course expenses are available for first-year students.
IET Power Academy
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. Its awards programme rewards and celebrates excellence and innovation. The Power Academy is just one of their prestigious scholarship schemes for undergraduate students.
The academy brings together eight leading UK universities, key power sector organisations with support from the IET, Energy & Utility Skills, and National Skills Academy for Power, to deliver a scholarship fund combining financial support with work placements.
We are the only university department in Scotland to be a member of the Power Academy.
Between 50 to 60 awards are on offer. Benefits include a bursary of £2,200 for each year of study, a contribution towards tuition fees, books and software, and a paid summer placement with the company sponsor. Industry mentoring is provided through a series of local and national networking events, including the annual Power Academy Seminar which brings together leading academic and industry experts.
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE)
UK Power Networks
Western Power Distribution
Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Scholarships
Students are also eligible for a range of other awards offered by the Faculty of Engineering’s Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, the University and external professional bodies.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation Scholarships
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a charity which supports the advancement of engineering-related education, and funds research and development that enhances safety of life at seas, on land and in the air. The EEE department is one of three participating in this scholarship scheme.
A total of nine awards of £3,000 each as a contribution towards tuition fees, are on offer across the three departments. All students in Years 2 to 4 of our undergraduate degrees are eligible. We inform students of when applications can be submitted and selection is based on academic performance.
Sagentia is a global technology and product development services company with over 27 years’ experience. The company has over 150 scientists, engineers and market experts and is a part of the Sagentia Group; with headquarters in Cambridge, UK and offices in London, Boston, Houston and Dubai. Their clients range from start-ups through to global market leaders in the medical, industrial, oil & gas, and consumer sectors.
Ten awards of £2,500 per annum, with selected paid placements, are on offer and students will be competing with those from other institutions. Check the Sagentia website for details on course eligibility and how to apply.
ScottishPower Engineering Excellence Scholarships
ScottishPower Retail & Generation employs more than 3,000 people within the UK and brings a dynamic set of departments together under one umbrella, all with the desire to deliver outstanding service to their customers.
Normally two awards of £2,000 each with a paid summer placement are available and third year students on this degree are eligible to apply.
Course materials & costs
Students are recommended to have copies of course notes. Printed notes are available from the department - subject to a small charge to cover copying costs. E-copies are also freely available. Mandatory printed copies are provided without charge to students.
Mandatory readings are not a required purchase. Rather, it is expected students will read across subject matter and textbooks.
Electronic & Electrical Engineering programmes have a degree of practical and project work that will require the use of consumables and components. These costs are met by the department.
The department make explicitly clear that students are not required to purchase materials for project work.
Approximate costs of course related note materials:
The department also provides a printing quota for students - over and above University provision. This expense is not mandatory.
Other costs incurred in relation to book and text purchases depend on student preferences.
Placement & field trips
The department and student societies support a number of industrial visits throughout the year. These trips are not mandatory for specific programmes and modules. Any costs incurred covering transport is met by either students or department.
Students are not required to purchase any specific software licences. All software is for the course is available on campus machines, either locally or remotely.
All undergraduates are provided throughout the duration of their course with student membership of IET (professional body), paid for by the department.
If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.
Dual accreditation by the IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers means you’ll be able to capitalise on career opportunities.
There's a growing demand for graduates who are technically skilled in both the electrical & mechanical engineering. This can be clearly seen in the diverse range of career opportunities and sectors, where expertise in both subjects is essential:
aeronautical engineering – design and operation of sensor and control systems and fly-by-wire technology
automotive engineering – electronic performance management systems and pollution-free vehicles
renewable energy sources using wind or wave power
robotic systems for manufacturing and remote handling
satellite and space exploration where efficient power sources, computing and control systems are essential
marine engineering applications, including electric propulsion systems, radar and sonar systems
Opportunities also exist in non-technical areas such as project management and engineering consultancy, and patent law, as our graduates possess first-rate numeracy, literacy, IT, problem-solving and team-working skills.
Last year, all of our graduates took up positions as mechanical engineers, design specialists, project managers, and power systems engineers with employers including Rolls-Royce, Jaguar LandRover, Iberdrola, Selex ES, Arup and Petrofac.
How much will I earn?
The average salary for electrical and mechanical engineers is around £29,000.*
All undergraduate applications are made through UCAS
Go to the UCAS website to apply – you can apply for up to five courses.
It costs £12 to apply for a course
The cost is £23 for two to five courses.
The deadline is 15 January each year
This is the application deadline for most courses. However, please check the details for your particular course. View a full list of UCAS key dates.
You might be asked to attend an interview
Most of our courses make offers based on the UCAS application. However some might ask you to attend an interview or for a portfolio of work. If this is the case, this will be stated in the prospectus entry requirements.
It’s possible to apply directly to Year 2
Depending on your qualifications, you might be able to apply directly to Year 2 - or even Year 3 - of a course. Speak to the named contact for your course if you want to discuss this.
There’s three types of offer
unconditional – you’ve already met our entry requirements
conditional – we’ll offer you a place if you meet certain conditions, usually based on your exams
unsuccessful – we’ve decided not to offer you a place
You need to contact UCAS to accept your offer Once you’ve decided which course you’d like to accept, you must let UCAS know. You don’t need to decide until you’ve received all offers. UCAS will give you a deadline you must respond by.
You’ll choose one as your firm choice. If the offer is unconditional or if you meet the conditions, this is the course you’ll study.
You’ll also have an insurance choice. This is a back-up option if you don’t meet the conditions of your first choice.
You don’t need to send us your exam results (Scotland, England & Wales)
If you’re studying in Scotland, England or Wales, we receive a copy of your Higher/Advanced Higher/A Level results directly from the awarding body.
However, if you are studying a different qualification, then please contact us to arrange to send your results directly.
We welcome applications from international students