School of Engineering


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School of Engineering

Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh is a centre of world-class excellence in teaching and research. Our School is a thriving, international community of staff and students addressing the world’s critical challenges across all disciplines of engineering, from the micro to the macro/global scales.

From driving the transition to a lower carbon future by making infrastructure and the environment sustainable to developing the next generation of digital manufacturing systems. Our researchers are engineering solutions for tomorrow’s world with advanced materials, robotics and AI systems.

Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

Postgraduate taught programmes

Designed by leading researchers and educators, our MSc programmes prepare graduates to work on important global challenges – whether at the cutting-edge of industry, or the frontiers of research.

The School’s MSc engineering programmes span a range of specialist areas – from sustainable energy and power engineering, to digital design and manufacture, advanced chemical engineering, signal processing, electronics and more.

By choosing to study at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, you will benefit from our multidisciplinary environment, with opportunities to engage with academics and researchers across our four disciplines and seven research institutes. You will be joining one of the most successful and respected institutions of its kind, with an international reputation for high-calibre teaching and research. We attract students and staff from all over the world, and are proud of our inclusive and diverse community.

Find out more about our Engineering postgraduate taught programmes:

Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

Why Edinburgh?

  • Choose from wide variety of specialist masters degrees across four engineering disciplines
  • The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked one of the best 50 universities in the world. (15th in the most recent QS World University Rankings 2023)
  • Edinburgh was named the 10th best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2023)
  • The School of Engineering ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for the quality and breadth of its combined engineering research, with 96% of our research activity ranked as world-leading and internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2021, joint submission between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, according to Times Higher Education)

Apply now to join us in September 2023