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MEng/BEng Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

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UCAS Code (HH6H/HH63)

Dual accreditation with the IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The needs of modern society and the constraints from environmental impact are presenting new challenges in engineering innovation.

Global warming issues, increased demands on energy sources and a greater awareness of environmental and health issues have accelerated the need for energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy sources, small carbon footprints, product recycling, pollution monitoring and control.  To meet these challenges, a diversity of skills and technology is required in the creation and development of new products and services. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the energy and transportation industries.

Mechanical, electrical, computing, microprocessor, sensor and control elements all form an integral part of systems operation and are essential to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of modern society. Examples include renewable energy generation from wind and wave power, nuclear energy generation, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, fuel cell technology, and efficient and safe operation of aircraft.

These courses are specially designed to equip the engineer of the future with the skills and depth of specialist training required to meet the challenges of the 21st century. 

Download the Electrical & Mechanical Engineering leaflet for further information.

Course Structure

The degrees are delivered jointly by the Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

Course Syllabus

These courses cover key areas of both electrical and mechanical engineering, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering and the demand for graduates with expertise within and across the boundaries of both disciplines. You will study core subjects in electrical and mechanical engineering, maths and computer-aided design in Years 1 to 3 to gain a solid engineering education. Specialist topics and projects are chosen in Years 4 and 5 according to individual career aspirations. Transfer from BEng to MEng is possible within the first three years.

Dual accreditation by the IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers ensures that you will be able to capitalise on career opportunities in both or either discipline. Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail and ScottishPower are examples of employers who target our graduates.

Recent Graduates

"The exposure to a range of fields related to electrical and mechanical engineering was invaluable in helping me discover my interests and in directing me down my career path. The mixture of individual and group project work brought out the interdisciplinary nature of the degree and combined theory from foundation classes with initiative and problem solving skills. These experiences hinted at the types of challenges faced by engineers and gave me a lot to talk about at job interviews.

Rebecca Yuile

Graduate Engineer, Iberdrola

"The course has a great reputation within the industry, and this certainly helped me when it came to applying for jobs. I am looking forward to applying my skills and knowledge gained in university to a real-world engineering job within a global company. Last year I spent my summer as an intern within Scottish Water, and previously I took on a placement at Davie & McCulloch Ltd., a highly reputable Glasgow-based electrical and mechanical engineering firm that specialise in building services engineering. Placements are absolutely invaluable when it comes to building your credibility as a future engineer."

Lee McMonagle
Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Arup

"The EME degree provides a fundamental understanding of electrical and electronic principles, fluid and thermodynamics, mechanics and engineering modules as well as other topics, preparing you for industry. During 3rd year you undertake a group project which strengthens your practical and presentation skills which can be taken forward to your individual and group project in 4th and 5th year respectively. During 4th and 5th year you are able to choose modules allowing you to specialise in the field of engineering you desire."

Holly Leung
Graduate Engineer, Atkins

Entry Requirements

We accept a range of UK, EU and international qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degrees, details of which can be found in the following document

Further information can also be obtained by contacting the Undergraduate Academic Selector.

How to apply

Applications to any of our courses must be submitted via UCAS at  As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of the subjects you are studying, or have studied, and any grades achieved, along with a personal statement and an academic/teacher reference. 

The personal statement is your opportunity to shine as an applicant, demonstrating your interest in your chosen university course and the types of activities (academic or otherwise) you are involved in. eg. Duke of Edinburgh awards, sports clubs, volunteering, work experience, hobbies and interests.  Remember applications must be submitted by the set UCAS deadlines.  Once your application has been submitted to UCAS, they then send it onto the appropriate University/(s) and Department for their consideration. 

The Applicants' Guide outlines the decision making process for our Department.

Key Contacts

UG Academic Selector
Dr Martin Given
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2471

UG Admissions Secretary
Mr Darren Rank
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2350