Mechanical engineers specialise in the design, development and manufacture of a wide variety of machines, products and structures ranging from consumer related designs through to automotive and aerospace designs. Design engineering and computer-aided technology coupled with a sound grounding in engineering principles should provide you with the knowledge required in today's highly competitive market. Years 1, 2 and 3 academic studies may be supported by gaining paid work experience within a relevant engineering organisation. In order to achieve the BA Hons Sandwich degree you must gain a min of 36 weeks work experience which may provide exemption from some membership requirements of the relevant professional bodies.
2022 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB including Maths and Physics plus English at National 5 at B.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB including Maths and Physics plus English at National 5 at B.
Career areas are varied and include design, research and development, analysis, manufacture and project management. Previous graduates have been employed by many leading companies such as Rolls-Royce, Doosan-Babcock Energy Ltd, ABB Alsthom Power, Intel, Hoover, Candy and Biosil.
School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science