Mechanical Engineering

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Year 1: In your first year you will take courses in mathematics and study engineering fundamentals including applied mechanics, fluid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics and properties of materials. These courses will form a solid foundation for development later in the degree programme and are supported by individual drawing and practical skills and group project and laboratory work.

Year 2: In your second year you will study further basic engineering subjects including applicable mathematics, applied mechanics, electrical power engineering, engineering computing, materials, power electronics, thermodynamics and design and manufacture.

Year 3: In third year you will visit a number of industries in the UK and study more advanced engineering subjects including dynamics, control and fluid power; engineering design; fluid mechanics; gas dynamics; heat transfer; instrumentation and data systems; materials and manufacture; mathematical modelling and simulation; and mechanics of materials and structures.

Years 4 and 5: In year 4 you will study a range of compulsory and optional courses from a list which includes advanced thermal engineering, control, lasers and electro-optic systems, materials engineering, mechanics of solids, robotics, vibration, renewable energy and design projects. In year 5 individual project work forms a major component of the MEng programme, which has a strong industrial bias. Further courses are chosen from advanced control systems engineering, dynamics, desalination, energy from waste materials engineering, and mechanics of solids and structures. You will also undertake a management course.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements:

6 Highers at AAAAAA (by end S6 with min AAAB after S5) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

5 years


College of Science and Engineering


James Watt School of 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