Year 1: In your first year you will take courses in mathematics and architecture and study engineering fundamentals including mechanics, materials and design. These courses will form a solid foundation for development later in the degree programme and are supported by individual and group project and laboratory work.
Years 2 and 3: You will take a range of courses within civil and structural engineering, and architecture. We place considerable emphasis on practical work, in the form of laboratory classes, physical and computational modelling exercises, project work, surveying fieldwork, design projects and site visits. In year 3 you will take part in a multi-disciplinary design project. Together with students of architecture and quantity surveying from other universities, you will work in small teams to solve real-life design problems, just as you would do in professional life.
Years 4 and 5: In fourth year, MEng students study a greater range of advanced analytical topics than BEng students. Year 5 of the MEng programme is largely devoted to a series of case studies, based on real problems and with strong industry input, which are intended to develop high-level problem-solving skills.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end S6 with min AABB after S5) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Science and Engineering
James Watt School of Engineering