The Electrical & Mechanical Engineering joint honours programme covers the important area of electromechanical systems that is increasingly prevalent in today's world.
We have particular expertise in renewable energy, especially wave energy, which was pioneered here in Edinburgh by Professor Stephen Salter in the 1970s. We also specialise in carbon capture, materials science and engineering, with expertise on polymers and the mechanics of snow and ice, and engineering at the interface with biology and medicine. These world-class research activities strongly enhance our teaching and undergraduate students have opportunities to carry out research projects in these areas.
Ties to industry
Our Industrial Liaison Board includes senior representatives from important electronics and electrical engineering companies and has influenced curriculum and programme development.
This programme is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).