The eight modules provide a broad introduction to engineering and biomedical technology with a mix of theoretical, analytical and practical content underpinned by mathematics for engineers and professional skills. Key subject areas include analogue and digital electronics, signals and microprocessors. Professional skills and product development is hands-on and includes group mini-projects.
Depth in understanding and application of electronic design is developed along with telecommunications, computer engineering and electrical power. This is supported by mathematics and management is introduced. The design exercise allows students working in groups to integrate their knowledge and skills through a design exercise project.
Having gained core electronic engineering skills in the first two years, the emphasis in year 3 is on biomedical technology with a deepening in electronics, instrumentation and control. A group project acts as a focus for integrating the knowledge gained into biomedical product.
Key to year 4 is the double-weighted individual project on a topic of your choice (in a relevant area and subject to academic approval). Technical depth and breadth is developed through biosensors, signal processing, control, digital systems and advanced electronics.
Stage 5 (fast-track) wraps around, and is split over the summer before and the summer after year 4, completing the final two semesters of a five year MEng course in four calendar years. Central to stage 5 are the two summer placements in a relevant industrial environment. Block taught modules on advanced technical and engineering-managerial subjects complete stage 5.
2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBB (minimum), but typically at ABBB including Maths and Engineering Science, Physics or a technological subject plus National 5 English and Biology (if not held at Higher).
School of Engineering