Engineers create innovative solutions to real-world problems. We invent products, systems and processes that are faster, smaller, cleaner, safer, stronger, more efficient, more environmentally friendly, more economical, more sustainable and more marketable. Engineering is all around us, making up much of what we take for granted - telecommunications, transport, energy generation and distribution, buildings, bridges, water supply, materials, fuels and much more. Engineering at Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history and enjoys a vibrant and successful present. Our graduates have a distinctive blend of technical skills, ingenuity and entrepreneurship, that can open the door to a rewarding career. In Year 1 you will study a general engineering course that covers all four teaching areas. You must follow at least two of these, but can elect to study three or four if you wish. The route provides an insight into engineering as a whole, and helps you focus in on areas of particular interest. On completion of the first semester, you will discuss your options with your personal tutor, and transfer to one of the programmes offered by the School of Engineering. All programmes, with the exception of Structural Engineering with Architecture, are available through this route. All our MEng programmes are accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). All of our BEng programmes are accredited as partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). An accredited programme is needed to complete the CEng educational base.