Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

If you have a practical mind and an insatiable spark of curiosity, get ready to power up your career. 

Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

What is Electrical & Electronic Engineering?  

Electronic Engineering fuels global communication and network connectivity, encompassing information, power, energy and so much more. It’s the study, design and application of all things that use electricity and electronics; supporting our daily lives with many technologies and constantly finding new ways to improve them.   

The Electrical and Electronic engineering sector is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, which means that there are numerous opportunities for qualified graduates. Engineering and manufacturing are one of the UK's broadest sectors and according to Engineering UK, workers within the sector accounted for 19% of all UK employees in 2018.


Electrical Engineering and Mathematics  

The Electrical Engineering & Mathematics (EEM) Subject Group within School of Engineering and the Built Environment has a strong background in Renewable Energy and Power Engineering, Internet of Things and Sensors, Robotics, Automation and Control, and Applied Mathematics, mainly how they can be used to meet the goals of Industry. 

These specialised research skills enable us to offer several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the field of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Our programmes are accredited by the relevant professional body, including the IET, IoM3 and Energy Institute. 

Our Electrical & Electronic Engineering courses can lead to specialisations including digital & analogue electronics, power electronics, hardware or software engineering, electromagnetics and waves, microwave engineering, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, renewable energies, and mechatronics.   

Why Edinburgh Napier?  

At Edinburgh Napier’s School of Engineering, we pride ourselves on our strong industry links which allow us to maintain industry-relevant engineering modules and activities, which mean our courses are up-to-date and shaped for the real world.  

One key to this success is via our Industrial Advisory Board, which includes a range of engineering companies both large such as Leonardo, INEOS, NCR and smaller niche companies like Linn Products.  

Our work with the Board helps clarify the types of engineers required by industry (both now and in the future). Also, there are always opportunities for industrial placements (for example, over the summer) and we strongly recommend these as means to help your studies and boost your career prospects. Not to mention networking and getting involved in industry-relevant projects.  

Our university has strong foundations in mathematics with our namesake, John Napier, being a famous mathematician and physicist who is best known for inventing logarithms.

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Ryan's story

Ryan studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Napier. Read his story and discover the journey you could take with us.