University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Year 1: In your first year you will take courses in mathematics and study engineering fundamentals including applied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, properties of materials and electronics. 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 continue to study mathematics and fundamental engineering courses linking the mechanical and electrical domains which form the basis for the study of mechatronics.

Year 3: In your third year you will develop knowledge and skills in electronic system design, real-time programming and control systems. This is combined with study of mechanical, instrumentation and data systems to develop the interdisciplinary skills necessary to undertake a mechatronic group design project.

Years 4 and 5: In years 4 and 5 you will take a range of courses in engineering including courses in control, robotics and mechatronic systems. In addition you will take courses in professional practice including activities such as developing business plans, understanding professional and legal requirements, and management.

In your final year you will undertake a major individual project which, for the MEng degree, may be undertaken in industry or on an industry-supported topic. The final year is completed by a range of in-depth technical courses including control, dynamics, auto vehicles and fault detection.

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