MEng Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Explore the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

  • Napier code:

    52162BI

  • UCAS code:

    H301

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    5 years

  • Award:

    MEng

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

This five-year course takes the basics of BEng in Mechanical Engineering and delves deeper, with an emphasis on industry relevance.

You’ll learn the principles of the field and use the latest technology to devise and implement practical solutions across a range of industry applications.


mechanical engineering

Learn current engineering practices and work to develop your own systems and solutions in response to a variety of applications.

You’ll also become adept in the gathering, analysis and application of data, using information to your advantage to create effective mechanical engineering systems and solutions.

As you learn to integrate your knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design and business, you’ll apply it to increasingly complex situations, developing your skills in lateral problem solving and innovative thinking.

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

What you study

Year 1

  • Computational Thinking and Practice
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Communication
  • Mathematical Methods 1

Year 2

  • Engineering Design and CAD
  • Management for Engineers 1
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mechanics and Thermofluids
  • Control, Measurement and Instrumentation

Year 3

  • Engineering Applications (Mechanical)
  • Materials and Manufacture 2
  • Management for Engineers 2
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Energy Systems Design
  • Engineering Design

Year 4

  • MEng Project
  • Mechanics; Dynamics
  • Advanced Energy Systems 1
  • Advanced Energy Systems 2

Year 5

  • MEng Dissertation
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Control Engineering
  • Option of Applied Design
  • Design Analysis or Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering
  • Group Design Project

Work placement
You are encouraged to take an optional industrial placement during the course.

Though this is non-credited, our placements team will support you to find placement opportunities. This 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.

You’ll be in demand all over the world. With the industry focus this course provides, and the practical experience and contacts from the work experience component, your career prospects will be extremely promising.

You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further study at PhD level.


Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

ABBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

National 5 Grade B in English.

A Level

BBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

GCSE Grade B in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre 2017: B1,B1,B1,B3 at HL including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* + OL English at B3.

2017 onwards: H2,H2,H2,H3 at HL including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* + OL English at O3. 

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

Grade 5 in SL English.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

National 5 Grade B in English.

A Level

AAB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

GCSE Grade B in English.

HNC

Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade A in the graded unit.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.

Minimum Year 3

HND

Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade A at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 50% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 60% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting 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.

International students

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

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £13,740 £13,900

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