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Engineering

The world needs engineers. We make things happen.

Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. QAP 2009 & 2015
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Our Energy and Environmental course was one of the first undergraduate programmes in Scotland to focus specifically on energy, renewables and carbon accounting.

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We have a 100% student satisfaction rate for our Civil Engineering course. (National Student Survey 2017).

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Join the Built Environment Exchange (beX), a platform for students with a passion for sustainable construction. We provide internships, MSc scholarships and employability projects.

Facilities 

You’ll be based in a city centre campus with
access to a wide range of facilities including
computer labs with specialist software and
design programmes.

Our equipment-based labs have a wide
range of industry relevant equipment
specific to your chosen subject groups.
Some examples include:

A Robotics and Automated Manufacturing
lab which contains a Flexible Manufacturing
System (FMS), a small fully automated
factory. The FMS is used by students to study
and design an automated production line.

We also have a suite of 3D printers which
allow students to quickly realise their designs.

Other laboratory include: Process control,
fluids, embedded systems, fibre optic,
electrical machines, electronics, polymer
engineering, energy systems, and a
heavy structures. In addition, we have
design studios equipped with CAD and
CAE software.

make a difference

We help develop new technology that creates new jobs, improves the way we live and provides support for the economy. At Edinburgh Napier we have strong industry links and work closely with working professionals who give regular guest lectures on live projects. This provides you with a professional insight of what industry requires, and through this connection many students have secured employment after graduation.

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  • Placements

    We know that learning comes from doing, so work placements are an intrinsic and essential part of every course. We have many contacts within industry and we organise regular site visits and can even arrange for you to experience working abroad.

    Careers

    • Aerospace Engineer
    • Transport Engineer
    • Product Designer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Engineering Analyst
    • Civil Engineer
    • Power Engineer
    • Railway Engineer
    • Marine Engineer
    • Geotechnical Engineer
    • Renewable Energy Consultant
    • Electronics Engineer
    • Energy Engineer
    • Government Infrastructure Manager
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Utilities Engineer
    • International Engineering Consultant
    Join Us

    Our Engineering students are an active, tightknit and friendly group who support each other within and outside of classes.


    Queen's Anniversary Prize

    Edinburgh Napier University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science in 2015.


    The prestigious award recognises the global impact of the University’s research into construction innovations and reducing the carbon footprint, and its influence on industry and the environment.

    Find out more.

    From cycle paths to seismic maths

    Scotland may not be a hotbed of seismic activity but Edinburgh Napier is at the epicentre of innovative research that could save lives in earthquake-affected parts of the world. And it all started with cycle paths.

    Dr John McDougall and PhD student Juan Bernal-Sanchez together with geotechnical engineering colleagues believe they are developing a novel way of installing a shredded rubber and sand mixture that will allow existing structures to be protected.

    To find out more, watch our video or read our fascinating case study here.

    Databike: good and bad vibrations

    Edinburgh Napier researcher Dr Mark Taylor is using his self-engineered Databike to highlight poor bike paths that could be putting cyclists’ health at risk in field.

    Databike is a standard bike fitted with an HD camera, a number of sensors and a small Raspberry Pi computer that allows him to measure the levels of vibration on cycling surfaces around Edinburgh. Preliminary results have suggested that cycle path surfaces could be improved and contribute to reduced vibration exposure.

    Want to find out more about Mark's research? Watch our video and read all about it in our in-depth case study.