Electronic and Electrical Engineering

MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

As an Electronic and Electrical Engineer you may work with the design and usage of a broad range of vital circuits and systems that fulfil society’s needs in electrical and electronic technologies.

The course will provide you with knowledge and skills in analogue and digital design with integrated circuits applied to robotics, instrumentation, computer, communication systems and mechatronics. Electrical engineering involves power generation and transmission, electrical motors and power. You'll undertake challenging team projects to design and build electronics and electrical devices as well as individual project with your own choice.

The first two years are common across both of our Electronic Engineering courses. At the end of Year 2, you can make an informed decision about which route you wish to take.

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Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Start Date


Course Length

4 years (Fast-Track)

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Start Date


Course Length

5 years

Year 1

In Year 1, you will be introduced to the basic theory and practice of Engineering, leading to the core themes of Electronics and Electrical Engineering developed along with mathematical knowledge, engineering programming, practical workshop skills and team working.

Year 2

Core knowledge of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Mathematics is further developed alongside telecommunication, microcontroller and Management in Year 2. A group design exercise project designing and building electronic and electrical devices integrates the year’s study.

Year 3

Analytical and professional skills are enhanced through signals, instrumentation and control and Project Management and Leadership in Year 3. This year’s subject areas include more specialised Electronics Engineering and other specialised areas, mechatronics, data communications and software engineering. A group project provides opportunity to enhance the project development and management capabilities.

Year 4

Additional Electives develop the specialisms along with advanced core Electronic and Electrical Engineering. A two Term major individual project, which may be research-related, exercises all your academic and professional skills, broadens your experiences and deepen your ability in chosen area.

Year 5

For students taking the fast-track MEng route, the final stage runs over two summers before and after Year 4 and is based on two industrial placements and block delivery of advanced Analytical and Professional Management modules.

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Detailed module information

Activity Summary

You will study four modules each Term with the learning experience differing from module to module depending on the nature of the subject. Teaching ranges from formal lectures, supported by tutorials and laboratories to mixed mode teaching with lecture, tutorial and laboratory work running in a session. Ways of learning includes small groups of student working in a practical workshop environment to individual and group activities and projects taking place in a timetabled or open access laboratory environment.

Your course resources will be available on Campus Moodle, our virtual learning environment, where you can find course notes, tutorials, coursework assignments and much more.

Year 4

  • Lectures - 25 students per group, 6 hours per week
  • Tutorial - 25 students per group, 6 hours per week
  • Project Supervision - 1 student per group, 1 hour per week
  • Practical class or workshop - 25 students per group, 3 hours per week

How long is MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering?

An Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree can be completed within 4-5 years, in which the opportunity to receive the necessary skills are obtained.

Independent Study

Where appropriate, you will have open access to laboratories for independent study and coursework preparation during the day, evenings and weekends. Most modules equate to 150 hours of study and the balance between class contact, directed study and personal study varies from module to module, with an approximately equal allocation of time to each.

Staff Delivering on This Course

Academic staff are experienced Engineers, many with Chartered status and industry links, who have achieved or are working towards Higher Education Academy Fellowship - a professional recognition of their practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. Many are research-active and some feature in the annual STAR awards (Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition) voted for by the students.

Engineering Applications Supervisors will take you through the more practical aspects of Engineering in our Flexible Learning Labs and Technicians and postgraduate research students will provide support for projects and laboratory work.


Typically students are assessed each term:

  • 3 Written exams, average time of exam: two and half hours
  • 2 Reports
  • 1 Oral Assessment
  • 2 Practical Skills Assessments
  • 2 Set Exercises


We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of submission of coursework.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on campus or by online learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.



On the 4 year (fast-track) course, two 10 week optional placements are offered which may be paid or unpaid.

The University has strong contacts with industry and our Placement Office staff liaise with companies offering placements and provide support to students. The Placement Office also work with the School of Engineering to ensure that the placement content is appropriate for the MEng course.

You are expected to be proactive and will need to apply for and be successful in placement interview.

Job Prospects

Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates have pursued careers in the development and operation of electronic and electrical systems in automotive systems, oil and gas engineering, power generation and utilisation, marine technology, consumer equipment and complex control systems for industry, as well as a range of opportunities in the telecommunications industries.

Is Electronic and Electrical Engineering a good career choice?

Previous MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Engineer in software and electronic design
  • Technologist involved in Algorithms engineering, data collection and programming
  • Safety Case Engineer 
  • Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Support Engineer

What are the entry requirements for a MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree?

Standard Entry Requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBBB  to include Maths and either Engineering Science, Physics or Technological Studies. English at National 5 grade C or above is required if not held at Higher.
  • GCE A Level: BCC to include Mathematics at grade B plus either Physics, Design Technology or Engineering. GCSE English at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3  to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies. English at grade O3 or above is required if not held at Higher.
  • IB Diploma: 28 to include Higher Level Maths and Physics, one of which must be at grade 6 and one at grade 5. English is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for widening access applicants are:

  • SQA Higher: CCCC to include Maths and either Engineering Science, Physics or Technological Studies. English at National 5 C is required if not held at Higher.

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis. 

International Students

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.


Tuition fees for this MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering course are as follows:

For Academic Year 2022/2023

Scottish Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

EU Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for fast-track MEng

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for fast-track MEng

International Students

  • £17,150 per academic year
  • £25,725 per year 3 and 4 for fast-track MEng

For Academic Year 2021/2022

Scottish Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

EU Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for fast-track MEng

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for fast-track MEng

International Students

  • £16,650 per academic year
  • £24,975 per year 3 and 4 for fast-track MEng

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:

Widening Access Accommodation and Welcome Pack Offer

If you are applying to RGU for September 2022 and meet widening access criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study, along with our welcome pack to support your transition to university. Find out if you are eligible:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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