Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

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 all of which are compulsory – applicable mathematics, applied mechanics, design and manufacture, electrical power engineering, elements of thermodynamics for aerospace propulsion, engineering computing, introduction to aerodynamics, materials and power electronics.

Year 3: In your third year you will visit a number of industries in the UK and study more advanced engineering subjects – aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, aircraft performance, dynamics, control and fluid power, flight mechanics, materials and manufacture, mathematical modelling and simulation, mechanics of materials and structures, propulsion and turbomachinery, and software engineering.

Years 4 and 5: In year 4 you will study a range of core mechanical engineering subjects and core aeronautics subjects, plus a choice of advanced options. You will also undertake a team aerospace design project. Year 4 MEng students also undertake a multi-disciplinary group project.

In year 5 of the MEng programme an aerospace-focused individual project forms a major component of the programme, and in addition there are options from advanced engineering subjects.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements:

Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end S6 with min AABB after S5) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 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