06 October 2008

New Degree Programmes

The University of Aberdeen has launched four new degree programmes to meet the skills demands of the booming and ever evolving energy, electronic and photonics industries

Degrees in Electronics and Photonics, Electronic Engineering with Oceanic Instrumentation, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Energy Studies and Electrical Engineering with Sustainable Energy have been introduced to the University's portfolio of energy programmes.

Created in direct response to industry demand for skilled professionals within these rapidly growing industry areas, the programmes will receive the first intake of students in September 2009.

Dr David Hendry, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen said: "Creating industry focused degrees which are tailored towards the current and future needs of the energy sector is a core objective for the University of Aberdeen and this is reflected in the introduction of these four new programmes.  "These degrees will breed a fresh generation of talent to meet the requirements of the buoyant energy and electronic sectors, where developments into new technologies are continuing to drive the need for skilled professionals within diverse new areas of expertise."

Professor John Watson, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen adds: "Scotland is a key player within the electronics and photonics industry. The University of Aberdeen in particular is renowned for its strong expertise within this area, hosting one of only three research groups in the world to conduct studies into the use of holographic equipment.  The introduction of the new Electronics with Photonics degree further reflects the University's commitment to nurturing talent within this important sector."


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