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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. The combination of mechanical, electrical, electronic, computing, measurement and control elements are now an integral 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 a sustainable environment. 

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

I would recommend the Department to anyone keen to be involved in engineering. There are a wide range of projects and subjects you can get involved in more than I ever thought! I would also recommend the EME course in particular because I felt it gave me a great base upon which I built my career.

Nicola Todd

Graduate Electrical Engineer, National Grid

I gained a lot of skills and met a diverse range of people on the course. My advice is as long as you complete your degree to a high standard, obtain a variety of work experience, make contacts within the industry then this will help in securing employment in any sector.

Grant Agnew
Graduate Engineer, Atkins Global

I really enjoyed the practical aspect to the degree. There were regular laboratory sessions and numerous projects to compliment what was covered in the lecture theatre. In fourth and fifth year, the projects were substantial in size and very rewarding. Examples included building a scaled lighthouse and a wind turbine powered car. I spent 4th year studying in Singapore providing an international dimension to the degree and gave me exposure to different cultures. 

Alasdair King
Graduate Engineer, Rolls Royce (starting September 2014)

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 2625