Electronic and Software Engineering

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


This programme delivers the ideal marriage between electronic engineering and software engineering, allowing graduates to pursue a wide range of engineering interests and career choices. You will use your imagination, creativity and knowledge to provide society with the complex electronic systems it needs as well as the software required to operate these systems optimally.

In your future career you may design the machines that supply our energy needs, digital control systems for aircrafts, internet-enabled sensors, design complete computer systems on a silicon chip, photonics to instrument the ocean depths, create stunning electronic displays, or design the latest communications satellite or mobile phone.

Year 1: Principles of Electronics; CAD and Communications in Engineering Practice; Fundamentals of Engineering Materials; Engineering Mathematics 1; Fundamental Engineering Mechanics; Electronics Design.

Year 2: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Process Engineering; Engineering Mathematics 2; Design and Computing in Engineering Practice; Electrical and Mechanical Systems; Electronic Systems.

Year 3: Control Systems; Signals, Systems and Signal Processing; C/C++ Programming; Electrical Power Engineering; Digital Systems; Communications Engineering 1; Electrical and Electronics Engineering Design; Engineering Analysis and Methods 1A; Project and Safety Management.

Year 4: Sensing and Instrumentation; Electrical Machines and Drives; Computer and Software Engineering; Communications Engineering 2; Individual Project (MEng/BEng); Group Design Project (BEng).

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end of S5) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus National 5 English. Those with Highers at BBB with a good performance in Maths and Physics by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB including Maths (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

1 Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of a non-essential Higher.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy