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Mechanical Engineering

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Year 1
Emphasis is on developing basic mathematical, scientific and communication skills. Topics include Mechanical Engineering Science, Physics, Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Programming and Foundation Mathematics.

Year 2
Subjects include Strength of Materials; Machine Dynamics; Applied Thermodynamics; Fluid Dynamics; Materials Engineering; Design and Manufacture; Control Engineering; and Instrumentation.

Year 3
Subjects include Strength of Materials; Machine Dynamics; Applied Thermodynamics; Fluid Dynamics; Materials Engineering; Design and Manufacture; Control Engineering; and Instrumentation.

Year 4
Students choose specialist subjects from Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials and Machine Dynamics. Mandatory courses include a year-long individual project plus Engineering Design and Manufacture that includes an industrial project. Other options such as Petroleum Engineering and Automotive Technologies are available.

Year 5
Students may register from Level 1. Entry is offered to those whose performance at the end of Level 3 places them in the upper part of the class. Students study multi-disciplinary topics in Engineering and undertake a group project.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AAAB including Maths and Physics at AB plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths and Physics at BB plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths and Physics plus 4 Highers at AAAB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MEng

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

H301

Course Length

5 years

Faculty

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department

Mechanical Engineering

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Engineering

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