Edinburgh Napier University Electrical Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University Electrical Engineering

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BEng/BEng (Hons)Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate, Part-time

Gain valuable experience and discover the application of electrical engineering skills to real-world engineering situations.

Course introduction

Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment.

Throughout this course you will develop the ability to analyse engineering systems, designs, processes and products as you start your journey as an electrical engineering student.

You will also use computer-aided engineering tools, design techniques and discover the application of management and business concepts.

Edinburgh Napier University Electrical Engineering

  • What you’ll learn

Gain a broad understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts, further developed into an understanding of electrical plant, power systems and electrical building services .

You’ll also gain transferable skills required for industry such as report writing, designing and delivering presentations, undertaking research and team work skills. You will study the same modules, and complete the same course work as a full-time student, but over a longer period of time. You’ll generally come in to University for one day per week, and a four-year Honours degree will take around six years to complete part-time.

What you’ll study

Year 1

  • Computational thinking and practice
  • Foundation mathematics
  • Mechanical principles
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Engineering communication
  • Mathematical methods 1

Year 2

  • Electronic devices and circuits
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mathematical methods 2
  • Management for engineers 1
  • Control measurement and instrumentation
  • Electronic system realisation

Year 3

  • Electrical systems
  • Electrical supply
  • Engineering applications – electrical and electronic
  • Programmable control engineering; management for engineers 2
  • Integrated engineering design (Honours) or individual project (Degree)

Year 4

  • Power systems
  • Electrical machines
  • Electronic drives
  • Transmission and networks
  • Honours project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Edinburgh Napier University Electrical Engineering

The programme is designed to support international curriculum, it attracts students from all continents. Its flexible and provides opportunities for articulation and credit transfer.

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU *£305 *£305
England Wales and Northern Ireland *£1,125 *£1,125
Overseas *£2,290 *£2,317
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.

After graduating you will be well equipped to work in a number of careers.

Career opportunities

  • power engineer
  • electrical engineer
  • engineering analyst
  • hardware development engineer
  • electrical Systems Engineer

You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further study at Masters and PhD level.