General Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

Take your time to explore which engineering discipline interests you the most and defer your choice of degree programme to the start of your second semester.

At the end of your 1 you can transfer to:​

  • Chemical Engineering (must have taken first year course Chemistry for Chemical Engineers)​
  • Civil Engineering​
  • Structural and Fire Safety Engineering​
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering​
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Computer Science (might be possible but competitive and not guaranteed)​
  • Mechanical Engineering

Our programme

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

Engineering BEng/MEng (H100)

Why Edinburgh?

We value our close links to industry who provide guidance on curriculum development and the professional attributes you will need to thrive as a graduate​.

You will benefit from the support of our dedicated placements and internship team​.

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

We have an thriving student community with diverse opportunities to join student societies or innovation groups, from rocketry to driver-less cars, hyperloop technology and outreach.

All our degrees are accredited by the relevant Institutions of Engineering.


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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 Engineering here!​

Student stories
Student blog


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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