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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Our BEng (Hons) provides a broad-based education in electrical and electronic engineering. During the first three years students study topics from low current electronics to high power systems. In Year 4 you can choose from a set of specialist courses to complement your thesis topic selection.

Graduate destinations

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates are highly employable and have progressed to careers in a wide range of industries, working for organisations such as Bosch, Rolls Royce, Leonardo, Mott MacDonald, BP and Texas Instruments.


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.

Teaching and Learning

This programme is offered in a traditional campus-based, cohort model, with a timetable devised to support full-time study. Within the timetable, courses offer traditional lecture-based materials, small group tutorials and a variety of laboratorybased practicals. Students are expected to complete coursework in groups, teams and pairs, as well as individually, and courses offer a range of types of coursework for assessment, from discursive essay-style assignments to software and hardware design and generation. In some courses, team teaching approaches are adopted to provide additional support and variety, and electronic support, predominantly in the form of the VISION system will be available. The level and type of support available via VISION will vary between the courses as is appropriate for the subject matter.


The assessment policy for the programme incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative work is scheduled during the courses as part of the coursework, the laboratory and tutorial sessions, to provide feedback on performance. Continuous assessment during courses is in the form of practical work, tutorial work and assignments. Summative assessments at the conclusion of the courses contribute to the overall assessment and are used formally to measure achievement in specified learning outcomes. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development as the programme progresses.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,792per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

must include Physics and Maths, with one at B for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: ABB must include Physics and Maths with one at A.


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University information

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 71 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    177 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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