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School of Engineering Blog

School of Engineering Blog

A blog for students, staff, alumni and friends of the School of Engineering.

Author: School of Engineering

Lavinia welding

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Lavinia, third year, MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering It’s safe to say that a mechanical engineering degree is a challenge, but it’s also one of the most rewarding degrees. There are significant moments of triumph during an engineering degree which make it all worth it, and I’ll take you through these favourite moments as I […]

People working as a group around a table with paper and pens

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Mozamel, third year BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering  As part of my third year degree programme in chemical engineering, we were tasked with making a short report and video about a process plant accident case study as a group of five, with two weeks to complete the assignment.   In this project we investigated in […]

Collage of images showing DJ decks, student Molly crocheting and colourful crochet patterns

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Molly, first year, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering  Beginning my journey at the University of Edinburgh to study engineering was incredibly daunting to begin with. I entered the largest and most advanced academic space I’d ever encountered, and I was eager, wide-eyed, ready to make friends and learn maths that would blow my […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Aleksandra, third year BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering  Being part of a group that helps you learn, grow, and gain practical experience is incredibly important, especially in the world of engineering.  While studying at Edinburgh, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with HYPED (the University’s hyperloop society), European Hyperloop Week, and the […]

Favour leaning against wooden structure, with grasses in the background

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the devastating impacts of climate change are increasingly felt by communities across the globe, engineers now hold the key to devising many of the urgent technological and societal solutions required.  To mark UNESCO World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (WED) on 4 March 2024, we are focusing on the role of engineers in driving […]

Le Mont Saint Michel, a tidal island and mainland commune in Normandy, France, on our field trip organised by Builders University

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Ryan O’Donnell, fifth year MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering This summer I went on an exciting exchange program to study sustainable building engineering at Builders University (ESITC) in Caen – one of France’s grandes écoles offering civil engineering higher education. I decided to go because Builders University has a focus on “learning by doing”, and […]

Dubai skyline at night

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Oldřich Jandl, BEng (Hons) Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 2023 As my final year university duties came to a close, finding enough time for graduation responsibilities, family commitments, as well as my travel plans seemed daunting. Nonetheless, I couldn’t resist the wonderful opportunity my university offered – a summer school at the British University in […]

School of Engineering lectures

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Katherine, fifth year, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Adapting to university classes can seem daunting, especially if you are coming straight from school to university. Here are a few tips and pieces of advice to help you adapt quickly.  Taking lecture notes   Unlike school, there will be designated times to make notes during lectures, and […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Katherine, fifth year, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Moving to a new city can inevitably, be a nerve-wracking time, however I can assure you that I have found Edinburgh a fantastic city to call home for the length of my university degree.   Edinburgh has plenty of sights to see, both within the city centre, […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Katherine, fifth year, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Welcome Week can be both an exciting and daunting time for new students – personally I found my first Welcome Week to be a little overwhelming as there are so many activities to take part in! Reflecting back on my experiences, I have created my own ‘to […]


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