MEng Mechanical Engineering 60 months Undergraduate Program By Heriot-Watt University |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 251-300QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

60 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

24,048 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Mechanical

Degree

MEng

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

You’ll receive a grounding in the core disciplines of mechanical engineering in the first two years of your MEng Mechanical Engineering degree. When you get to the point of taking optional degrees, this will help you make informed decisions.
In Year 1, students work alongside peers from other science and engineering disciplines and have access to mechanical labs, electrical engineering labs, chemical labs, and physics labs. This provides fundamental lab skills as well as multidisciplinary teamworking skills which will be crucial as the degree progresses and becomes increasingly specialised.  
You’ll progress into practical workshop sessions in the lab in your second and third year. Here, you’ll learn about fluids, design and manufacturing, dynamics, and thermodynamics – all core principles of mechanical engineering. 
Your fourth and fifth year in your MEng Mechanical Engineering course will include staff-supported individual and group projects, which will help you step into a career as a mechanical engineer. You’ll follow your own path through a wide range of optional courses designed to develop knowledge and skills in specialist engineering subjects.  
This five-year MEng Mechanical Engineering degree is the standard route towards a Chartered Engineering professional qualification, so you can progress towards that with this degree.
As well as career-specific skills and knowledge, Heriot-Watt’s MEng Mechanical Engineering course will also equip you with vital soft skills, which employers place huge importance on. These important skills include teamworking alongside fellow mechanical engineers and students from other engineering disciplines, such as chemical and electrical engineering. You’ll gain skills for professional presentations and technical writing, and develop business awareness, covering issues such-as life-cycle sustainability and financial viability.
The UK’s sustainable future will be driven by mechanical engineers through their work on efficiency and working with cleaner energy sources.
Mechanical engineering principles such as fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are essential to our future of green energy. They play a huge role in gas boiler-alternatives, heat pumps, and power renewable energy sources including wind turbines. Other developments gained through mechanical engineering will increase the efficiency and performance of aircraft and transport, and improve medical engineering and nanotechnology.

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Mechanical

Degree

MEng

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

You’ll receive a grounding in the core disciplines of mechanical engineering in the first two years of your MEng Mechanical Engineering degree. When you get to the point of taking optional degrees, this will help you make informed decisions.
In Year 1, students work alongside peers from other science and engineering disciplines and have access to mechanical labs, electrical engineering labs, chemical labs, and physics labs. This provides fundamental lab skills as well as multidisciplinary teamworking skills which will be crucial as the degree progresses and becomes increasingly specialised.  
You’ll progress into practical workshop sessions in the lab in your second and third year. Here, you’ll learn about fluids, design and manufacturing, dynamics, and thermodynamics – all core principles of mechanical engineering. 
Your fourth and fifth year in your MEng Mechanical Engineering course will include staff-supported individual and group projects, which will help you step into a career as a mechanical engineer. You’ll follow your own path through a wide range of optional courses designed to develop knowledge and skills in specialist engineering subjects.  
This five-year MEng Mechanical Engineering degree is the standard route towards a Chartered Engineering professional qualification, so you can progress towards that with this degree.
As well as career-specific skills and knowledge, Heriot-Watt’s MEng Mechanical Engineering course will also equip you with vital soft skills, which employers place huge importance on. These important skills include teamworking alongside fellow mechanical engineers and students from other engineering disciplines, such as chemical and electrical engineering. You’ll gain skills for professional presentations and technical writing, and develop business awareness, covering issues such-as life-cycle sustainability and financial viability.
The UK’s sustainable future will be driven by mechanical engineers through their work on efficiency and working with cleaner energy sources.
Mechanical engineering principles such as fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are essential to our future of green energy. They play a huge role in gas boiler-alternatives, heat pumps, and power renewable energy sources including wind turbines. Other developments gained through mechanical engineering will increase the efficiency and performance of aircraft and transport, and improve medical engineering and nanotechnology.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

50+
78+
30+
169+
6+
  • Highers AAAB (including Mathematics and Physics with one at A)
  • A-Levels BBB - AAB (including Mathematics and Physics)
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points (including Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level 5)
  • BTEC DDM in Engineering
  • HNC A in graded unit (in relevant HNC, Eng Mathematics 1 and Eng Mathematics 2)
5 Years
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

24,048 GBP
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We also encourage students to take part in our global student programme, Go Global, by participating in an Inter-Campus Transfer, Exchange or Erasmus+ for a semester or year of their degree.

A world-class reputation
We are world-renowned for excellence in teaching and research. We are ranked 235th in the world and 32nd in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2024), and almost 90% of our research outputs are classed as world-leading and internationally excellent (REF 2021). View our rankings.

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Our taught programmes and research are informed by the needs of business and industry. We actively facilitate collaborations and partnerships, building strategic alliances and promoting knowledge transfer.

Globally employable graduates
Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work-ready. Our programmes are designed to ensure that students receive a relevant, careerorientated education. As a result, more than 95% are in employment or further study six months after completing their programme.

Worldwide network
When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. We have around 123,000 alumni worldwide. The Watt Club was founded in 1854 and is the oldest graduate club in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt and is free to all graduates of the University.

Heriot-Watt is one of the world’s leading universities with strong links to international business and industry driven by our established reputation as a top research-led institution. Heriot-Watt is world-renowned for conducting ground-breaking research which is relevant to business and industry. We aim to find radical innovations and solutions to real world challenges for the benefit of society.

We offer over 180 Postgraduate courses that will provide you with the knowledge to solve real world challenges. There are around 2,400 postgraduate students studying at our Edinburgh Campus. It is a friendly, welcoming place, where you will have the opportunity to meet with students from all over the world.

Heriot-Watt is regarded as a top UK university across a range of subject areas. The QS World’s University Rankings ranked Heriot-Watt 302nd in the world, 39th in the UK and 7th in Scotland. 

The international outlook of our university has been ranked 37th in the world, 13th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.  This is based on the percentage of the university's international staff, the level of international co-authorship of academic papers and the percentage of international students studying with the university.  The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University ‘International University of the Year 2018’.

REF 2014 named Heriot-Watt in the top 25% of UK universities, with 82% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. We ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact. View our rankings.

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