Engineering University of Aberdeen

In response to industry demand we continue to offer general engineering teaching to all students in the first two years of study. Engineering is one of the most satisfying professions. You get results. You make things happen. You generate new, logical solutions to other people’s problems and at the end of the day, you have the job satisfaction of being able to see your work in action. Engineering is an intellectually demanding profession, mainly because of the wide range of skills you need to deploy. You are expected to be good at mathematics, to have a sound grasp of basic sciences, to be inventive and creative, to be able to sell your ideas to clients and colleagues and, in due course, to organise and lead fellow professionals.

The MEng is a five-year Honours programme and the BEng is a four-year Honours programme, both of which are fully accredited by the Engineering Institutions (see Professional Accreditation section). The BEng/MEng qualification in Engineering is intended for candidates who are uncertain as to which branch of engineering they wish to specialise in at the application stage. You must transfer to one of the other programmes, which will be dependant on the optional courses that you take, before or at the commencement of the third year of the programme. Branches include Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.

  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    3 September 2018

  • Duration

    5 years


Course details

Modules

The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year. This is also the point at which a final decision between MEng and BEng must be made. Successful BEng candidates will be offered the chance to change to the MEng.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H104
Institution code A20
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB AB required in Mathematics and Physics or a B in Design and Technology or a B in Engineering. If applicant presents with B in Physics, Design and Technology or Engineering, Mathematics must be A grade. GCSE English at C.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDD DDD with Mathematics and Physics required. GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry or Physics or Dual Award Science.
Note: BTEC in Applied Sciences is not normally sufficient on its own for entry into any of our Engineering programmes.
Scottish Higher AABB AB required in Mathematics and Physics/Technological Studies. If applicant presents with H in Technological Studies instead of Physics, Mathematics must be A grade.
English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at grades A, B or C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 Points including Mathematics and Physics at HL (6 or above) and English at Standard Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 A minimum of 5H with 3@ H2 and 2@ H3 (including H2 and H3 in Mathematics and Physics) OR AAABB including Mathematics and Physics at AB. B grade must be at B2 or above.
Ordinary Level English is also required.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £18,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International Applicants: When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country, and arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. Our new fixed fee structure means that new international undergraduates (excluding Medicine) are charged the same tuition fee each year, for the duration of their programme of study. Rest of UK (RUK) Applicants: Tuition fees for entry at the University of Aberdeen, for students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are £9,250 per annum, but the University has capped this so that no student will pay more than £27,750 in total for their three or four year Honours degree, or £37,000 for a five year Honours degree (with the exception of Medicine). There are no up-front tuition fees, as you can apply for a government loan to cover the fees. The loan is not repayable until after graduation.