The University of Aberdeen is to launch four new degree programmes to meet the skills demands of the energy, electronic and photonics industries.
Degrees in electronics and photonics, electronic engineering with oceanic instrumentation, mechanical and electrical engineering with energy studies and electrical engineering with sustainable energy have been added to the university's portfolio of energy programmes. The first intake of students will be in September 2009.
Technological advances like 3D TV and the focus on subsea exploration in the oil and gas industry are among the areas expected to provide an upsurge in career opportunities for graduates.
David Hendry, of the school of engineering, said: "These degrees will breed a fresh generation of talent to meet the requirements of the buoyant energy and electronic sectors, where developments into new technologies are continuing to drive the need for skilled professionals in diverse new areas of expertise."