Mechanical Engineering

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, operate and maintain a wide variety of products, using knowledge and methods from physics and maths with creativity, problem solving and team work. Virtually every product in the modern world has been shaped in some way by a mechanical engineer, from everyday items to new technologies.

The world needs more mechanical engineers to help tackle some of the biggest issues of today. This includes providing low-cost, sustainable energy to power our homes and industries, efficient and sustainable transport solutions to help keep the world connected and machines to increase yields and reduce waste in agriculture and food production.

Year 1: Principles of Electronics; CAD and Communications in Engineering Practice; Fundamentals of Engineering Materials; Engineering Mathematics 1; Fundamental Engineering Mechanics; Electronics Design.

Year 2: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Process Engineering; Engineering Mathematics 2; Design and Computing in Engineering Practice; Electrical and Mechanical Systems; Solids and Structures.

Year 3: Stress Analysis A; Engineering Materials; Fluid Mechanics; Dynamics 1; Mechanics of Structures; Engineering Thermodynamics; Design of Mechanical Elements; Engineering Analysis and Methods 1A; Project and Safety Management.

Year 4: Fluid Dynamics; Dynamics 2; Heat and Momentum Transfer; Nonlinear Mechanics; Individual Project (MEng/BEng); Group Design Project (BEng).

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end of S5) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus National 5 English. Those with Highers at BBB with a good performance in Maths and Physics by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB including Maths (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

1 Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of a non-essential Higher.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Physical Science



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