Undergraduate

Academic Induction

We look forward to meeting you during the induction week. The School of Engineering induction will take place on Friday, 24th September 2021 with live welcome talks and presentations by various professional institutions. The events will be hosted in the Meeting Room (Blackboard Collaborate) in the MyAberdeen, Organisation page " Engineering Resource Centre for Student Advice, Guidance and Support". In addition, there are important materials made available under each Programme Year for you to view now.

Key Contacts in School

Dr. Euan Bain

Director of Education

Email: euan.bain@abdn.ac.uk

 

Dr. Thangavel Thevar

Level 1 Coordinator

Email: t.thevar@abdn.ac.uk

 

School Administration Assistants

Undergraduate Levels 1 and 2 – Amanda Rae, amanda.rae@abdn.ac.uk

Undergraduate Level 3 - Julie Anderson, julie.anderson@abdn.ac.uk

Undergraduate Levels 4 and 5 – Leigh Thomson, leigh.thomson@abdn.ac.uk

 

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Engineering courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus in the first half-session of the 2021/22 academic year. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include coursework, reports on laboratory/computer practicals, design reports, and online timed assessments. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes laboratory work or other kinds of practical sessions, we will aim to provide these on campus, subject to Scottish government guidelines, otherwise we will create online alternatives.

Postgraduate Taught

Key Contacts in School

Dr Peter Hicks
Director of Postgraduate Education

Lyn Magee
School Administration Assistant
Email: lyn.magee@abdn.ac.uk
MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering, MSc Process Safety, MSc Renewable Energy, and MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering.

Debbie McKenzie
School Administration Assistant, 
Email: debbie.mckenzie@abdn.ac.uk
MSc Project Management 

Jemma Muckersie, 
School Administration Assistant, 
Email:jemma.muckersie@abdn.ac.uk
MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MSc Advanced Structural Engineering, MSc Global Subsea, MSc Offshore Engineering, MSc Oil & Gas Engineering, MSc Petroleum Engineering and MSc Subsea Engineering 

Jeff Bruce,
School Administration Assistant
Email: jeff.bruce@abdn.ac.uk
MSc Transport and Intelligent Mobility, MSc Biomedical Engineering, MSc Decommissioning, MSc Energy Transition Systems and Technologies, MSc Industrial Robotics and MSc Project Management

Orientation

There will be opportunities for you to meet or e-meet other students and key staff, such as your personal tutor and programme coordinator. 

Date of School Orientation: Asynchronous orientation materials will be available in MyAberdeen from mid-December. Live sessions for each MSc programme will take place in the week beginning 19th of September.

What to expect

School level orientation materials will include a welcome message from the Head of School and the School's Director of Postgraduate Education.

This will be supplemented by asynchronous presentations on (but not limited to):

  • Key staff in the School
  • Information on PGT degree classification
  • How blended delivery will work
  • Ethics, conduct and expectations on professional engineers
  • Student email and communicating with the School
  • Information on the student monitoring system and absence reporting
  • Information on citations and referencing, and on avoiding plagiarism
  • An introduction to the MSc Individual Project
  • Information from relevant Professional Engineering Institutions
  • Student societies related to Engineering

Programme level orientation will involve a live briefing and Q&A session with the Programme Coordinator and Deputy Programme Coordinator for each programme.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual Engineering courses will be available through MyAberdeen before the start of term. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Engineering courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus in the 2021-22 academic year. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include coursework, reports on laboratory/computer practicals, design reports, and online timed assessments. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes laboratory work or other kinds of practical sessions, we will aim to provide these on campus, subject to Scottish government guidelines, otherwise we will create online alternatives.

Fees

Information on current tution fees can be found here.

Term dates/week numbers/holidays

Information on term dates/week numbers/holidays can be found here.

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Engineering you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School

Orientation

Student Orientation - kick start your uni journey

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student you will have the opportunity to attend a University wide induction in addition to your school induction.

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. You can get started now by working through the interactive modules.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Audit Master‘s Courses

As a PGR student you may have the opportunity to audit Master‘s courses to augment your research training. Please discuss this with your supervisor and check out the postgraduate taught pages above.

The PGR School also offers a comprehensive training programme to support your research journey.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.