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Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Heriot-Watt University

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Heriot-Watt University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MSc, Postgraduate DiplomaFull-time, Part-timefind outSeptemberGBP 5360GBP 18120

About Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma - at Heriot-Watt University

This programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills of a Bachelor's-level graduate Mechanical Engineering to Masters level through advanced teaching, design work and research. It provides an opportunity for candidates from a different Engineering background to develop key Mechanical Engineering knowledge and skills required for their professional development. A key objective of the programme is to be an accredited route to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

This programme makes use of Masters-level courses in the Energy Sciences and Manufacture and Design complemented with specialist courses from relevant MSc courses offered by the Institute. There is a growing need for an advanced mechanical engineering programme from our industry partners and this programme has been specifically developed to meet this need and to encourage students into further learning.

The Scottish Funding Council has made available 20 scholarships covering fees only to students with Scottish backgrounds. Six of these places are reserved for applicants to this programme in the first instance. The remaining places are spread over all our Energy based MSc programmes. There is no separate application process for this. If you are eligible, you will be considered automatically. You will be notified through the summer if you have been selected

Programme duration

  • One year (MSc)
  • 9 months (Diploma)

Watch video of academic Stephen Houston discussing the Msc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering.

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Full-timePart-timePer courseScotland / Non-UK EU£5,360 £2,680 £670England / Northern Ireland / Wales£5,360 £2,680 £670Overseas£18,120 £9,060 £2,265

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

** Fee per course

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are a good Honours degree (2.i) in Mechanical Engineering. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.

Alternative backgrounds, such as vocational training complemented with sufficient relevant industrial experience and continued professional development will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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