Engineering BSc (180 ECTS)

BSc in engineering is a 3 year 180 ECTS BSc program with a 120 ECTS MSc program to follow. After graduation from the master's program, graduates qualify to apply to be registered as chartered Engineers (Icelandic: Verkfræðingur).

Overview of BSc Engineering programs (180 ECTS)

Course catalogue - Engineering BSc (180 ECTS)

A number of courses taught in English are available for visiting exchange students.  

Information on different programs can be found below.

Biomedical Engineering

Overview

If you are interested in applying engineering techniques in medicine, developing new tools and methods for diagnosis and treatment of illness, then biomedical engineering is something to consider. The program prepares future engineers for progressive careers in high-tech health care. Among other things it involves, EET, artificial organs, intelligent prosthetic, CT, radiotherapy, and mathematical models. 

Students apply engineering methodology to solve diverse problems concerning the human body either because of illness and injury or simply to increase the quality of living and safety. Knowledge of the human body is therefore integrated with engineering principles in a very cross-disciplinary study program.

Fundamental courses in Biomedical Engineering are mathematics, physics and physiology. Physiology and the study of the human body are the aspects that set Biomedical Engineering apart from other fields of engineering.

Biomedical Engineering students have the opportunity to work on projects for the industry, such as at The National University Hospital and Össur.  

Learning Outcomes


Nemandi í rannsóknarstofu í HR


Admission 

Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school, Preliminary Study Certificate from RU or comparable examinations. Applicants should have a solid background in mathematics, science, Icelandic and English. 

Career

Biomedical Engineers must often work in teams of specialists from various fields to develop methods, equipment and/or their use either within companies or health services.

Examples of projects include design of prosthetic, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, measurement of biomarkers, development of tools in operating rooms, computer models to evaluate bone structure and much more. 

Technological developments and tools are based on the latest research from fields of health- and physical science. Biomedical Engineers are sought after in management positions in industry and hospitals.

To become a chartered engineer (verkfræðingur) in Iceland, students first complete a three-year undergraduate program, followed by a two-year graduate program.

Engineering Management

Overview

Engineering Management is an interdisciplinary field where engineering applications and theories are used in decision making and management in the broadest sense. The program combines courses in classic engineering and fundamental management as well as more
specific courses in operations research, statistics, mathematical modeling that are useful in making decisions in management in technical problems.

The programme is designed for future leaders and specialists who must be able to address exciting innovative projects, complex global business and the building of new opportunities in industry.

Learning Outcomes


Kennsla í rekstrarverkfræði

Admission 

Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school, Preliminary Study Certificate from RU or comparable examinations. Applicants should have a solid background in mathematics, science, Icelandic and English. 


Career

The aim of the engineering management degree is to educate managers, specialists, and leaders to tackle various projects related to innovation, the ever more complicated world of business, and creating new opportunities in the job market.

To become a chartered engineer (verkfræðingur) in Iceland, students first complete a three-year undergraduate program, followed by a two-year graduate program. 

Financial Engineering

Overview

Financial Engineering is an exciting discipline that has grown in step with the ever increasing complexity of the financial markets and financial products. The aim of the program is to educate key employees of both financial institutions and corporations, where a deep understanding of financial markets is vital. Financial Engineering is a interdisciplinary field that brings together the theory of finance and engineering methods, mathematical models, statistics, operations research and practical computer science. Financial engineers use engineering methodology and mathematical models to solve complex problems and make financial decisions as well as participating in the development of new financial products and services. 

Learning Outcomes


Teaching in financial engineering

Admission 

Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school, Preliminary Study Certificate from RU or comparable examinations. Applicants should have a solid background in mathematics, science, Icelandic and English. 


Career

Mechatronics engineers design, build and operate intelligent products and systems, and are in demand due to specialization in automation, industrial computers, and electronics. The integration of component (hardware) and the information technology (software) is the core of mechatronics engineering. Students can apply their skills on actual projects during the study period. 

To become a chartered engineer (verkfræðingur) in Iceland, students first complete a three-year undergraduate program, followed by a two-year graduate program.  

Mechanical Engineering

Overview

The School of Science and Engineering offers an undergraduate program in mechanical engineering, designed to provide the student with a solid background in the fundamental subjects of mechanical engineering and the sciences. 

Our students gain valuable skills through emphasis on design, analysis and a creative approach to project solving, making them particularly well prepared for careers in the rapidly evolving and broad fields of mechanical engineering, such as mechanical design, structural mechanics, thermal fluids and energy production, and robotics and control. 

Undergraduate education in mechanical engineering provides opportunities for graduate studies in a variety of engineering disciplines. 

Learning Outcomes


Nemandi í rannsóknarstofu í HR

Admission 

Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school, Preliminary Study Certificate from RU or equivalent. Applicants should have a solid background in mathematics, science, Icelandic and English. 

Career

Mechanical engineering is a broad field and offers a variety of career paths, and RU graduates are sought after by the industry. Their knowledge and skills are applied in various fields ranging from robotics to the design of Hydro- or Thermal power plants. The mechanical engineering program is specifically geared towards answering the demands of the industry of tomorrow, and to provide the local industry with engineers with competitive skill set. 

Mechanical engineers are involved with machine design, design of energy processes, and project management. They work, for example, on the design of vehicles of all types, participating in the design and manufacturing of electronics, development of medical devices, and on structural design. Many mechanical engineers specialize in industrial processes or operations and management. 

To become a chartered engineer in Iceland (Icelandic: verkfræðingur), students complete a three-year undergraduate program, followed by a two-year graduate program. RU offers an exciting graduate program in mechanical engineering, with practical specializations. Experience shows that RU graduates have access to the best international institutions for advanced studies.

Mechatronics Engineering

Overview

The School of Science and Engineering offers an undergraduate program in mechatronics engineering. In mechatronics engineering the emphasis is on merging machine elements with modern sensor and control systems. It is therefore a combination of subjects of mechanical and electrical engineering fused with Computer Science, which enables students to address modern complex, integrated systems that utilize computer controls. Due to the broad scope of the field, mechatronics engineering is a good foundation for graduate studies in many fields of engineering. 

Learning Outcomes


Student at a lab in HR

Admission 

Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school, Preliminary Study Certificate from RU or equivalent. Applicants should have a solid background in mathematics, science, Icelandic and English. 

Career

Mechatronics engineers design, build and operate intelligent products and systems, and are in demand due to specialization in automation, industrial computers, and electronics. The integration of component (hardware) and the information technology (software) is the core of mechatronics engineering. Students can apply their skills to actual projects during their study. 
To become a chartered engineer (Icelandic: verkfræðingur) in Iceland, students first complete a three-year undergraduate program, followed by a two-year graduate program. RU offers an exciting graduate program in mechatronics engineering, with practical specializations. Experience shows that RU graduates have access to the best international institutions for advanced studies.



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