Electrical and Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

UCAS code H361

What is special about this course?

The BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering has been designed to meet the demand from employers for engineers who have a wide knowledge and skills base covering a range of engineering disciplines, including a sound understanding of relevant technologies and current industry practices.

On completion of the degree you will have acquired advanced levels of competence in engineering and technology, including mechanical, electrical, electronic and management skills, making you highly sought after in the job market.

The broad-based nature of this course will give you many of the necessary skills and competencies required by a range of industries, including the renewable energies sector.

You will also benefit from the strong links established with engineering companies across the Highlands and Islands and from the industry-related project work you will undertake.

We will be seeking accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purpose of fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineering (Year 3, BEng) and also partly meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (Year 4, BEng (Hons)).

Special features

  • You will undertake major industry-related projects to showcase your expertise in solving engineering problems to prospective employers
  • You will study emerging technology, making you highly employable for the future
  • You will also develop relevant key employability skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and interpersonal skills
  • You can study full-time or part-time to suit your personal and professional circumstances
  • You can exit at each level with a valuable qualification

Entry requirements

Entry to year one, HNC Engineering Systems:

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above in Maths or Physics OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above in Maths or Physics OR
  • Alternatively, NC/NQ Engineering at level 6 or equivalent OR the completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply, appropriate industry related experience will be taken into consideration
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Advanced entry to year two:

  • Successful completion of a relevant HNC (such as the HNC Engineering Systems) with a pass in Engineering Mathematics 2, may allow advanced entry to year two. To make an application please use the 'Apply' tab and indicate year two entry on your application

 Advanced entry to year three:

  • Successful completion of a relevant HND (such as the HND Engineering Systems) may allow advanced entry to year three. To make an application please use the 'Apply' tab and indicate year three entry on your application

Advanced entry to year four:

  • Successful completion of the BEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering, or other equivalent ordinary degrees may allow advanced entry to year four. To make an application please use the 'Apply' tab and indicate year four entry on your application

    Access routes

    SWAP Access courses
    If you are eligible to undertake Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP), please visit our SWAP access list for further information on grade profiles and available subjects.

    • Other relevant National Certificates (SCQF level 6) and Higher National Certificates (SCQF level 7) will be considered on an individual basis.

    Year 1 - HNC

    Year 1 of this course is HNC Engineering Systems.

    Year 2 - DipHE

    Modules may include:

    • Core maths 2
    • Electrical 2
    • Engineering business skills 2
    • Practical skills 2
    • Statics and dynamics 2
    • Thermodynamics and fluids 2, or electronics 2

     

    Year 3 - BEng

    Modules may include:

    • Control and instrumentation 3
    • Electrical 3, or electronics 3
    • Electro-mechanical drives, or reverse engineering 3
    • Project and project management 3, or work based initiative 3
    • Statics and dynamics 3

    Year 4 - BEng (Hons)

    Modules may include:

    • Control and instrumentation 4
    • Electrical 4, or electronics 4
    • Project and project management 4
    • Statics and dynamics 4

    You will also choose an option module which may include:

    • Design for quality and reliability
    • Future energy systems
    • Wind energy

    How will I study my course?

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

    Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We continue to review government guidance and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities and practical sessions will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
    • Full-time
    • Part-time (structured)
    • Part-time (unstructured)
    • This programme will be delivered through a unique blend of learning and teaching. A variety of media will be used to give an enriched and varied student experience, such as short video learning clips available to be played on computers and mobile devices at a time that suits you. These can be replayed as many times as needed. You will also access specialist staff learning sessions, using integrated e-learning software similar to Skype, and will have local staff face-to-face learning sessions for remedial, tutorial, practical and lab work

    How long will my course last?


    • Full-time: 4 years
    • Part-time (structured): 8 years  

    Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness College UHI
    • Lews Castle College UHI
    • Moray College UHI
    • North Highland College UHI

    Start date

    • September
    • January (part-time)

    Fees

    For students normally domiciled in Scotland, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    YearLevel2021-22 Full-time2021-22 Part-time
    Year 1 HNC £1,285 £86 (per HN credit)
    Year 2 DipHE £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 3 Degree £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 4 Honours £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
    YearLevel2020-21 Full-time2020-21 Part-time
    Year 1 HNC £1,285 £86 (per HN credit)
    Year 2 DipHE £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 3 Degree £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 4 Honours £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)

    Note: The Scottish Government set this fee which has not yet been confirmed for 2021-22 so may be subject to change.

    Rest of UK students

    For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    YearLevel2021-22 Full-time2021-22 Part-time
    Year 1 HNC £6,915 £461 (per HN credit)
    Year 2 DipHE £9,000 £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 3 Degree £9,000 £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 4 Honours free £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
    YearLevel2020-21 Full-time2020-21 Part-time
    Year 1 HNC £6,720 £448 (per HN credit)
    Year 2 DipHE £9,000 £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 3 Degree £9,000 £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 4 Honours free £1,500 (per 20 credit module)

    4th year free only for students studying full-time, on continuous study, who have paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

    Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

    There are a number of funding options available to UK students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

    EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK

    Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Scottish Government has confirmed that EU/EEA and Swiss nationals starting their study in Scotland from academic year 2021-22, who do not have settled status, will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2021-22, students will get an automatic scholarship for 2nd and 3rd year, with the 4th year of study free for those studying full-time, on continuous study, who have paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

    YearLevel2021-22 Full-timeWith scholarship
    Year 1 HNC £7,230  
    Year 2 DipHE £13,620 £9,620
    Year 3 Degree £13,620 £9,620
    Year 4 Honours Free Free

    Students will need Student Route visa sponsorship to study on the UK.

    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    YearLevel2021-22 Full-time2021-22 Part-time
    Year 1 HNC £7,230 £482 (per HN credit)
    Year 2 DipHE £13,620 £2,270 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 3 Degree £13,620 £2,270 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 4 Honours £13,620 £2,270 (per 20 credit module)
    YearLevel2020-21 Full-time2020-21 Part-time
    Year 1 HNC £7,020 £468 (per HN credit)
    Year 2 DipHE £13,200 £2,200 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 3 Degree £13,200 £2,200 (per 20 credit module)
    Year 4 Honours £13,200 £2,200 (per 20 credit module)

    Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK. Further information on international course fees.

    A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time rest of the UK, EU and international undergraduate students for continuous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award, including where students are following a recognised ‘top-up’ degree structure where the first year is made up of an HNC award.

    Funding

    External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Once you have successfully completed your BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, you will be ready to compete effectively for a range of jobs within the engineering sector such as:

    • Engineer in energy/renewable energy sector
    • Design/maintenance position in offshore industry
    • Design/maintenance position in manufacturing industries
    • Project engineer in a wide range of industries
    • Engineering manager in a wide range of industries

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