We are Scotland’s number one School of General Engineering (and 14th in the UK) according to The Guardian 2018.

We offer an exceptional range of BEng and MEng Engineering programmes, with all following a “general engineering” approach in years one and two.

We have adopted a general engineering approach to teaching for years. Industry welcomes this style of teaching, as they have access to graduates who, regardless of their area of specialism, have a good grounding in all engineering disciplines. After the first two years, you have the opportunity to complete the 4 year BEng or 5 year MEng in; Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical or Petroleum engineering. Options also exist to study one of the 5 main areas with addditional subjects as joint degrees.

Engineering is one of the most satisfying professions. You get results. You make things happen. You generate new, logical solutions to other people’s problems and at the end of the day, you have the job satisfaction of being able to see your work in action.

Engineering is an intellectually demanding profession, mainly because of the wide range of skills you need to deploy. You are expected to be good at mathematics, to have a sound grasp of basic sciences, to be inventive and creative, to be able to sell your ideas to clients and colleagues and, in due course, to organise and lead fellow professionals.

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Why Study Engineering at Aberdeen?

  • The first two years you study general engineering, with elements of Chemical, Civil, Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical and Petroleum. This means you have vital knowledge of all areas – making you far more adaptable in employment.
  • Programmes reflect ‘systems engineering’ approach in modern industry.
  • World-class facilities, including laboratories dedicated to areas of work such as satellite communications, computer aided design, electrical machines, materials testing, laser welding, hydraulics, fluids, concrete, large structures and geotechnics.
  • Our philosophy is one of world-class teaching in an atmosphere of research. Staff in the School have won national awards, and strong links with industry ensure teaching is in line with today's requirements.
  • The School has produced thousands of career-ready graduates over the decades, many who have progressed into Managing Director and Chief Executive roles in a wide range of engineering industries.
  • We are well connected with local, national and international industry, particularly in the oil/gas/energy industry where students get the chance to experience real-life industry challenges and projects, through guest lectures, visits and networking.
  • Accreditation by the relevant professional engineering institutions, providing first steps into becoming a chartered engineer. UG Engineers intending to follow an engineering career should consider student membership of the relevant institution.
  • Opportunities for studying abroad exist in all our degree programmes - where the second year of study can be carried out in one of a range of partner Universities across the globe.
  • TAU Racing was established in 2007 by a group of undergraduate engineers of various disciplines. Each year the team's goal is to design and build a single seat racing car to compete at Silverstone in the Formula Student competition.
  • We have a number of student-run Societies, including our Engineering Society. These are great social groups to get involved with and deliver a number of benefits and opportunities for industry engagement.
  • Our General Engineering School was ranked 1st in the Scotland and 2nd in the UK in the Guardian League Tables for graduate employment.

What You'll Study

Single Honours Degrees

Major-Minor Honours Degrees

What our Alumni Say

Kieran Fong

Kieran Fong

Kieran Fong

Job Details
Graduate Process Engineer
Graduated 2014

The course is tailored towards the energy industry, particularly upstream oil and gas. I was given the technical knowledge necessary to make an impact in my career.

Faye Campbell

Faye Campbell

Faye Campbell

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Trainee Patent Attorney
Graduated 2015

I think the best part about the degree was getting to try out so many different fields of engineering, at a stage of my life when I was unsure about the best direction for me to take.

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