Jacques Heyman was elected Head of Department.
The first year courses were reformed to put more emphasis on information
engineering and electronics.
Acorn donated 60 microcomputers, allowing computer based teaching
packages to be implemented.
The Manufacturing Engineering Group moved to the Press Site in
The Computer Aided Engineering Centre was set up under the leadership
of Professor Alistair MacFarlane (later Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt
Professor Alec Broers was appointed
Head of Electrical Engineering.
A new Professorship in Management Studies was endowed by Peat Marwick
and Co. Stephen Watson was appointed to this Chair.