Schools and Disciplines

Academic disciplines within the College are organised in three Schools: Engineering, Geosciences and Natural & Computing Sciences. Postgraduate students are further supported by a fourth - the Graduate School.


School of Engineering

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering offers opportunities in a wide range of topics across the spectrum of engineering activity. The School is the only genuine School of General Engineering in Scotland, giving students insight into the whole range of engineering disciplines in addition to developing a recognised specialism. This makes Aberdeen unique among the Scottish universities.

School of Geosciences

School of Geosciences

The School of Geosciences is formed of a diverse and eclectic collection of academic staff who share an interest in the Earth. The School tries to answer some of the biggest questions, such as how our planet originated, how humans interact with it, and how we can live on it in a sustainable way. Research and teaching takes students from the origins of life to the future of transport; from the deepest ocean to the crest of the Himalayas; from Stone Age villages to the canyons of New York City.

School of Natural & Comouting Sciences

School of Natural & Computing Sciences

The School of Natural & Computing Sciences consists of four departments, Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics, and Physics. In addition it participates in the dot.rural RCUK Digital Economy Hub and the Institute of Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology as well as collaborating with groups across the University and the world. 

Graduate School

Graduate School

The Graduate School plays an important role advising students and staff from across disciplines on all matters concerned with postgraduate study. Whether you are working over three or four years towards a research degree, or you are here for just one year to complete a Master's, the Graduate School provide the framework to help you achieve your ambitions.