- UCAS Code: H3H6
- Start date: Sep 2020
Accreditation: degree has dual accreditation by the IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Study abroad: Year 4, in Europe, Americas, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand
Scholarships: industry-supported scholarships programme
Study with us
- ranked in the UK Top 10 for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2020)
- develop expertise in mechanical, electrical, software and control systems engineering
- participate in the Formula Student competition to design, build and race a racing car
- gain international experience through studying abroad
- access to IET Power Academy & Scholarship programme with paid work placements
- professional accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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 a 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.
Engineering Mechanics 1
Engineering Industry & Profession
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.
Electronic & Electrical Techniques & Design 1
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
Electronic & Electrical Principles 1
Heat & Flow 1
Engineering Analysis 1
Engineering Mathematics 1E
Engineering Mathematics 2E
Engineering Mechanics 2
- statics revision including shear force and bending moment diagrams
- beams in bending
- shear and torsion
- 2D stress and strain
Engineering Design & Manufacture
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.
Electronic & Electrical Principles 2
Digital Electronic Systems
Electronic & Electrical Techniques & Design 2
Heat & Flow 2
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.
Engineering Mathematics 3E
- to develop the means of solving certain differential equations
- to consider applications of Taylor and Maclaurin series
- to generalise earlier ideas in calculus to deal with functions of several variables
- to discuss in more detail matrices, determinants and functions of a complex variable
- to introduce vector calculus and eigenvalues/eigenvectors
Instrumentation & Microcontrollers
INSTRUMENTATIONTo develop techniques for system modelling based on block diagrams and transfer functions and to use such techniques in the context of analysis and design. To introduce you to instrumentation and measurement as an interdisciplinary engineering activity. To explain the basic principles of feedback and control systems.
To enable understanding of the dependence of measurement and control on a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines; to provide appreciation of the universal application of measurement and control within the same range of disciplines.
To demonstrate engineering design as applied to instrumentation systems and control engineering; in particular, to explain the important contribution of electrical, mechanical and software engineering to this process.
To allow you to gain practical design, implementation and test experience of the techniques required to create combined hardware/software systems with an emphasis on measurement.
The aim of this class is to further develop your skills and abilities in advanced mathematical concepts in the field of engineering. This will be achieved through contextualised problem solving using applicable mathematical and statistical techniques and tools on problems of moderate complexity.
Engineering Innovation & Management
This class aims to provide you with an understanding of the importance of innovation in today’s business environment. The class aims to also develop understanding and skills in the area of innovation management. It aims to develop practical skills for you to integrate a number of themes including:
- product development
- product finances
- project management
- market analysis with a view to successfully exploiting new ideas
- introduce you to writing software using the Python programming language with modern development tools
- provide you with an awareness of and skill in the use of a CAD software in the design of engineering systems
Signals & Systems
The aim of this class is to introduce you to the fundamentals of continuous and discrete time signals and linear systems. At the end of this class, you should be able to mathematically and pragmatically define, analyse and design these systems.
- introduce the general principles of the kinematics of rigid bodies and different types of motion: translation, rotation and general plane motion
- study the kinetics of rigid bodies focussing on plane motion, equations of motion, angular momentum and D’Alembert’s Principle
- utilise the fundamentals taught in second year Dynamics to demonstrate the principles of analysis of the dynamic performance of mechanical engineering systems
- introduce the basics of modelling the vibrations of mechanical systems
- combine the fundamental theory of free and forced vibrations of damped and un-damped systems with some essential laboratory practice and demonstrations
Electronic & Electrical Principles 3
This class promotes detailed understanding of the electrical and electromagnetic principles and their deployment in a range of engineering applications. These are associated with electromagnetic waves propagation in bounded and unbounded media. They are also in:
- electric power generation (both conventional and renewable)
- power distribution and energy utilisation
- electric transportation systems
- the propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space
- in insulating and conducting lossless and lossy media
- optical fibre
You'll gain an appreciation of the fundamental principles, engineering solutions, and social and economic implications of such applications.
Heat & Flow 3
You'll spend this year at a recognised overseas academic partner.
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.
The choice of which partner is yours – we offer opportunities in Europe through Erasmus or further afield through our international exchanges to USA, Canada, China, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand.
To give you some ideas, take a look at our latest international exchanges list.
Group Design Project
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.
Advanced Systems Engineering
Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection
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.
High Voltage Technology & Electromagnetic Compatibility
The aim is:
- to introduce the fundamentals of high voltage electrical insulating systems
- to provide a basic understanding of principles, mechanisms and characteristics of high voltage discharges in vacuum and condensed media
- to provide a basic understanding of the behaviour of dielectric materials stressed with electric fields and their use in high voltage systems
- to understand the principles of high voltage generation and impulse testing of the high voltage systems
- recognise that disturbances exist within a power system substation and appreciate that these disturbances may affect electromagnetic compatibility
- be competent in dealing with the implications of those disturbances; in particular the effects of system switching
Power Electronics For Energy & Drive Control
Power System Economics, Market & Asset Management
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.
Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Advanced Microcontroller Applications
DSP & FPGA-Based Embedded System Design
Image & Video Processing
This class aims:
- to introduce you to the concepts and tools of modelling, simulation for control of dynamical systems
- to introduce you to the concepts of computer control engineering and enable you to learn the skills required to understand and analyse digital control systems for real time engineering applications
- to enable you to appreciate the design of estimation and its use in control design
- to introduce you to the methods of system parameter identification and its application in control engineering
- to present you with the concepts of fault monitoring, detection, isolation in dynamical systems
- to introduce you to the monitoring and evaluation of closed-loop system performance
- to appreciate the industrial applications of control engineering methods
Machinery Diagnosis & Condition Monitoring
I hope to pursue a career which focuses on project management within the energy sector. My interdisciplinary degree, accredited by two professional bodies, will equip me with the technical and transferable practical skills to address challenges in both disciplines.
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You’ll be assessed through a variety of techniques.
In Years 1 to 3, 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.
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 shown in brackets.
(Maths A, Physics or Engineering Science)
(Maths and Physics or Engineering Science)
Year 1 entry: AAB-BBB
Year 2 entry: A*AA-AAB
(Maths A, Physics, Computing)
(Maths HL6, Physics HL6)
Entry to BEng in the first instance
- deferred entry is not accepted
- applicant interviews are conducted in January and February
Offers are made in accordance with specified entry requirements although admission to undergraduate programmes is considered on a competitive basis and entry requirements stated are normally the minimum level required for entry.
Whilst offers are made primarily on the basis of an applicant meeting or exceeding the stated entry criteria, admission to the University is granted on the basis of merit, and the potential to succeed. As such, a range of information is considered in determining suitability.
In exceptional cases, where an applicant does not meet the competitive entry standard, evidence may be sought in the personal statement or reference to account for performance which was affected by exceptional circumstances, and which in the view of the judgement of the selector would give confidence that the applicant is capable of completing the programme of study successfully.
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.
Degree preparation course for international students
We offer international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the academic entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre.
Upon successful completion, you will be able to progress to this degree course at the University of Strathclyde.
We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 100 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.Visit our international students' section
Fees & funding
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
|Rest of UK|
Assuming no change in RUK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study in 2020/21, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and integrated Masters programmes), MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply.
|University preparation programme fees|
International students can find out more about the costs and payments of studying a university preparation programme at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre.
Course materials & costs
Placements & field trips
We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.
Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
How can I fund my studies?
Students from Scotland and the EU
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.
Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland
We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales:
You don’t need to make a separate application for these. When your place is confirmed at Strathclyde, we’ll assess your eligibility. Have a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.
International Students (Non-UKScholarships, EEA)
We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.
Faculty of Engineering International Scholarships
If you're applying for an undergraduate programme, you'll be eligible to apply for a scholarship award equivalent to a 10% reduction of your tuition fees for each year of study. Your first year’s scholarship will typically be £2,100.
Scholarships are available for applicants to all self-funded, new international (non-EU) fee paying students holding an offer of study for an undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.
Please note you must have an offer of study for a full-time course at Strathclyde before applying. You must start your full-time undergraduate programme at Strathclyde in the coming academic year (2020-21).Find out more about the international scholarship
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 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.*
Recent employers include
- Electrical Engineering Trainee
- Electrical Design Engineer
- Hardware Engineer
- Power Systems Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Rail and Signalling Engineer
- Research Engineer
*Information is intended only as a guide.
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