As you advance into the latter years of this course you’ll learn to apply and develop on your initial basic skills. This will allow you to become proficient in the analysis and design of a range of engineering systems and applications, ready for a professional role in the industry.
This course has Incorporated Engineer accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Honours degree has partial Chartered Engineer accreditation.
You will study the same modules, and complete the same course work as a full-time student, but over a longer period of time. You’ll generally come in to University for one day per week, and a four-year Honours degree will take around six years to complete part-time.
What you'll study
- Computational thinking and practice
- Foundation mathematics
- Mechanical principles
- Electrical and electronic principles
- Engineering communication
- Mathematical methods 1
- Engineering design and CAD
- Management for engineers 1
- Materials and manufacture
- Mathematical methods 2
- Mechanics and thermofluids
- Control, measurement and instrumentation
- Engineering applications (mechanical)
- Materials and manufacture 2
- Management for engineers 2
- Manufacturing systems
- Energy systems design
- Engineering design (Honours) or individual project (Degree)
- Advanced energy systems 1
- Advanced energy systems 2
- Honours project
You are encouraged to take an optional industrial placement during the course. Though this is non-credited and our placements team will support you to find placement opportunities. The placement provides valuable experience and the opportunity to put theory into practice.
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
With a definite shortage of mechanical engineers in the UK at
the moment, your career prospects are highly promising. Companies all over the
world are recruiting engineering graduates, particularly those from courses
such as this.
You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further
study at Masters and PhD level.
Minimum Year 2
SQA Advanced Higher
BBC including Maths and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
National 5 B in English.
AAB including Maths and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
GCSE Grade B in English.
Pass in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.
Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent Maths unit, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.
Minimum Year 3
Pass in a relevant subject with Grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.
Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4 or equivalent Maths unit, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.
Pass DUT with overall grade 12 to include English at 11 in final year of studies.
Minimum Year 4
Irish Ordinary Degree
50% at first sitting, with minimum 50% in all final year subjects.
*Science and Technical Subjects Accepted: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
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