The Department has an international reputation for teaching and research excellence across the broad spectrum of electronic and electrical engineering. Considered one of the premier departments of our kind, our expertise spans electrical power engineering & renewable energy, telecommunications & signal processing, ultrasonics, microsystems, photonics, and control systems. Research activities are driven by six strategically focused groups, which reflect the Department’s scale, diversity and vision, and underpin its teaching programmes. The latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) affirmed our status for “world-leading and internationally excellent” research, rating us top in Scotland – by a long way – and 3rd in the UK.
Research-led, we are recognised for innovation in electronic & electrical engineering education and are home to several unique and internationally-leading facilities. These include Europe’s first research centre dedicated to the development of ‘smart’ technologies, Europe’s only GSE Power Station Control Room Simulator, and the UK’s only Wind Energy Systems Doctoral Training Centre. Our strong partnerships with government, industry and a variety of global research agencies have resulted in a large scholarship programme, an outstanding record of entrepreneurship and the commercial adoption of our research results and innovations across key industrial sectors. Company successes include DiagnosticMonitoring Systems and SmarterGridSolutions.
We operate substantial and well-established collaborations with academic and industrial partners in Europe, the Americas, Indian Sub-Continent and SE Asia. With over 230 students from 40 nations, we have a vibrant international Graduate School. Students are the heart of our vision and all of our activities focus on supporting them to fulfil their potential to become the engineers of the future who shape and inform society. Teaching led by world-class scholars combined with pioneering research and state-of-the-art facilities ensures the School achieves this – delivering a modern and globally relevant education in a friendly and supportive environment.
Electronic & Electrical Engineering offers a broad range of MSc programmes:
Advanced Electrical Power Engineering
Communications, Control & Digital Signal Processing
Electrical Power Engineering with Business
Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Wind Energy Systems
The Department also offers a large number of scholarships across all of its MSc courses to attract the very best International and UK students:
Student Awards Agency for Scotland – open to well qualified UK and EU students only. Applicants can apply to SAAS fo tuition fee loan.
Fundacion Iberdrola – scholarships focus on the field of energy and environment, and are open to UK and Spanish nationals only. Tuition fees are paid and a generous monthly stipend given.