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The award
BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 17960

All study options

About Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

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.

Accreditation

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.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 65% are working
  • 35% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 65% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £23000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £25000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Elementary occupations
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Skilled trades occupations
  • Sales occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEng (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 17960

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,250£17,960

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BB in Adv. Higher Mathematics and Physics.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics.
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science. A qualification in Chemistry is also an advantage.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers ABB
  • A-Levels AAB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BBB in Adv. Higher Mathematics, Physics and one other subject.
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science.
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