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Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Mechanical Engineering offers an exciting environment where many skills are brought together to create innovative products and the infrastructure and technology for manufacture. The first two Levels provide a grounding in the core disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, which allows students to make an informed choice of the subsequent options. An individual project forms part of Year 4.


Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The course aims to produce BEng graduates who: • meet the educational base required by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for registration as a Chartered Engineer after undertaking a period of further learning to Masters level; • have a good technical understanding of the essential facts across the discipline, but also an awareness of specialist application of technology; • are equipped with a sound basis in theoretical engineering principles and methods and their application in the context of design and analysis; • are able to operate in team and multidisciplinary contexts; • have an appreciation of the wider societal and commercial influences on and impact of the discipline; • have problem-solving skills and the ability to apply such skills in developing innovative solutions to society's practical needs; • have established and fostered links with industry through industrial visits and an optional industrial placement leading to the award of Diploma in Industrial Training (DIT); • have developed the personal qualities and professional competencies of mechanical engineers; • have been able to pursue their personal interests in depth by providing a range of specialist options; • have the practical skills required specifically by mechanical engineers and more widely by any numerate professional position.


The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative tests and tutorial exercises are scheduled during modules to provide feedback on performance and are used to inform further development. Continuous assessment during modules and summative assessment at the conclusion of modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to measure formally achievement in specified learning outcomes.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,792per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

including Mathematics and Physics at BB for entry to Year 1.For Year 2 entry: AAB including Mathematics and Physics.


University information

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 72 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    189 85%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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