Mechanical Engineering (Years 1 and 2) (in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University)

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


There are many exciting career opportunities available in the mechanical, manufacture, process, oil and gas and alternative energy industries. This programme provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills related to mechanical engineering technologies. Students will spend the first two years at Forth Valley College’s new state-of-the-art Falkirk Campus before progressing to Heriot-Watt University to complete their Master’s degree.

Year 1 & 2 – Falkirk Campus.
Year 3, 4 & 5 – Heriot-Watt University.

Contents Include:
Communication: Practical Skills; Thermofluids; Dynamics; Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers; Statics & Strength of Materials; Engineering Skills; Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers; Engineering Principles; Materials Selection; Quality Management: An Introduction; Pneumatics and Hydraulics; Engineering Mathematics 1; Engineering Mathematics 2; Engineering Mathematics 3; Engineering Mathematics 4; Engineering Mathematics 5; Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit 1.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including Maths and a science or technological subject; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering plus Higher Maths and Physics at BB or BC. Entry subject to interview and group task.

Progression Routes

Year 3 MEng Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

Start Date






Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy