Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Application

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


This is a 2-year MSc progamme, offering practical application as well as advanced teaching, design and research in mechanical engineering. It is specifically for graduates with an engineering degree looking to enhance their career opportunities. Students will gain the technical, scientific and managerial abilities essential for a career as a professional mechanical engineer. The programme enables students to obtain an MSc as well as gaining practial experience in an industrial setting.

The programmes delivered by Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

In Year 1 there are two semesters of teaching which take the form of lectures, tutorials and lab work. Students study a total of 8 courses, including both core and optional modules. Further details can be found below in the course content section.

In Year 2 students will spend one semester working on a dissertation. The second semester will be spent in an industrial setting or completing an interdisciplinary project. These two semesters are also credit bearing.

You can exit at the end of 12 months with PgDip Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Application.

Entry Requirements

A upper second honours degree in engineering, or other relevant disciplines with a numerate background.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


School of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Mechanical Engineering

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