Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

Electrical engineers reimagine the future. We create more powerful, efficient and universal products, systems and materials to address the future needs of societies and pioneer change on a global scale.​

Hear from teaching staff and students on our electronics and electrical engineering degrees at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh.

Our programmes

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Find out more about our Electronics and Electrical Engineering programmes on our degree finder; including what you will study, entry requirements, career opportunities, fees, funding and how to apply:

Electronics and Electrical Engineering BEng
Electronics and Electrical Engineering MEng​
Electronics and Computer Science BEng
Electronics and Computer Science MEng
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering BEng
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering MEng​

Why Edinburgh?

You will have access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including industry standard software and hardware and in-person and remote labs​.

As part of the MEng, you have the option of undertaking your final year project as either a 6-month paid industry placement, 6-month project at an overseas research institution, or as an in-house research project and will be supported by our dedicated placement team.

You will learn from our world-leading academics, who are conducting cutting-edge research which directly informs the teaching you receive​.

We value our close links to industry. Our Industrial Liaison Board provides guidance on curriculum development and the professional attributes you will need to thrive as a graduate.

All our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


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Our award-winning Careers Service will support you during your degree and after graduation, to recognise the wealth of possibilities ahead.​

Careers service​

Student stories

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Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students what it’s like to study Electronics and Electrical Engineering here!​​

Student stories


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Our alumni have used their degrees to enter hugely varied careers around the world. Read about the paths they have taken.​

Alumni profiles

Our people

Director of Discipline for Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Senior Lecturer and Discipline Programme Manager - Deputy Head of Research Institute for Energy Systems (IES)


We offer both taught and research degree programmes in Electronics and Electrical Engineering:

Postgraduate taught (MSc)

Postgraduate research opportunities


Research in Electronics and Electrical Engineering is mainly carried out in the following institutes:

Imaging, Data and Communications
Energy Systems
Integrated Micro and Nano Systems

Learn more about Research at the School of Engineering