Mechanical Engineering with International Study

University of Strathclyde


Year 1
Students learn about the fundamental principles and concepts of the following topics: maths; mechanics; dynamics; thermodynamics and fluid mechanics; electrical engineering.

Engineering science content is integrated through the Design and Application classes. You'll also choose elective classes, which may include a modern language to help prepare you for studying abroad.

Year 2
You'll focus on the mainstream core of engineering subjects, together with Applied Mathematics and Information Technology. The Engineering Science element includes: thermodynamics and fluid dynamics; dynamics and control; structural mechanics and materials.

You may also choose elective modules, developing areas such as language skills or business management.

Year 3
You can choose to either spend third-year at a partner institution abroad or defer the foreign study programme until Year 5. The home curriculum at this stage of study focuses on design and supporting engineering science modules.

Year 4
In fourth-year, students begin operating as professional engineers, working closely with academic staff as mentors. You'll also complete an individual and group project, which are mandatory for professional accreditation. In addition to the projects, you'll take classes in relevant core areas.

Year 5
Should you choose to spend Year 5 abroad you'll study an agreed curriculum in line with the requirements of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Studying your final-year abroad means you'll usually have the chance to take advanced engineering subjects that may not be available at home. There may also be the chance to take local engineering elective modules. The curriculum at home and abroad for Year 5 includes a group project.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
5 Highers at AAAAB including Maths and Physics at A plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics recommended.

Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at AAAB including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics recommended.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

5 years


Faculty of Engineering


Mechanical and Aerospace 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