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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.

Category: Undergraduate

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 […]

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 […]

Freya in the Catalysis Laboratory

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Freya, fourth year, MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering Every year, the School of Engineering advertises many different internship opportunities. These opportunities span all engineering disciplines, with some even open to people from multiple degree programmes. Last summer, I was lucky enough to secure one of these internships and here I will talk briefly about my […]

Liquid chromatography

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ewa, fourth year, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering The summer is fast approaching, and you may be wondering how to spend this time. There are many possibilities to use these months, including doing a placement or internship. But you may be wondering: is it worth the effort? Let me share my experience of a summer internship […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Ewa, fourth year, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering “What is chemical engineering?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question. It is probably the second most common reaction when I tell someone what I’m studying. The only thing that I hear more often is “Oh, so basically chemistry!” Being honest, I also […]

Aerial view of the King's Buildings campus

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Freya, fourth year, MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering Before starting university, I had no idea what engineering students did all day! Or even that their day-to-day activities might vary throughout the years. So now, as a fourth year, I have decided to write a short post outlining the typical activities of a chemical engineering student […]

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