Mechanical Engineering MEng



Applying engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems

Overview

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.

Bursary available for September 2024 entry

Scottish students who start this degree in September 2024 by direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 of the programme, following an HNC or HND at a Scottish college, will be eligible for a bursary of £1200 in their year of entry to support their living costs in the transition to university. The bursary will be paid in two instalments of £600 in September and December 2024 following successful matriculation on the programme. This is payable in addition to any other financial support that students may be eligible for. For more information, contact studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

5 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

H301

Course details

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).

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Foundation mathematics
  • Engineering skills
  • Mechanical principles
  • Electrical & electronic principles
  • Mathematical methods I
  • Engineering practice

Year 2

  • Mathematical methods II
  • Mechanics
  • Engineering Design 1
  • Materials and manufacture 1
  • Control and instrumentation
  • Thermofluids

Year 3

  • Materials and manufacture 2
  • Energy systems Design
  • Management for Engineers
  • Industrial automation
  • Professional Engineering
  • Engineering Design 2

Year 4

  • Mechanics and computational modelling
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Honours project
  • Dynamics
  • Advanced thermodynamic systems

Year 5

  • MEng dissertation
  • Sustainable energy technologies
  • Operations & production management
  • Control engineering
  • Mechanical CAE
  • Group Design Project

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Mechanical Engineering?

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and 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.

Can you go straight into second year of university?

Advanced entry into Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

ATAS

Please note this course requires an ATAS certificate unless you are a UK, EEA or Swiss national. The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is designed to provide additional security checks on students who study certain courses in Science and Engineering. The scheme is managed by the ATAS Team based at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

  • Standard Entry Requirement: ABBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. National 5 Grade C in English.
  • Minimum Offer Entry Requirement: BBBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. Please note that a minimum grade of B must be achieved in each of these required subjects. National 5 grade C in English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

  • BCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • H2, H2, H2, H3 at HL including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • OL English at O4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • Grade 5 in SL Maths and grade 4 in SL English.

T-Level

  • Grade Merit
  • T Level must be completed in an Engineering subject or include Science (not Biology) and Maths components. Alternatively, A Level Maths and a Science (not Biology) would be required. Please contact ugadmissions@napier.ac.uk to check if you meet the subject specific requirements.
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject (Maths/Science – must include A Level Maths or equivalent)
  • GCSE English at C/4. 

Technical subjects accepted

*Physics, Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Graphic Communication, Computing Science, Design & Technology.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

  • BBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • National 5 Grade C in English.

A Level

  • ABB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

HNC

  • Pass HNC in Engineering Systems or Mechanical Engineering with grade A in the graded unit.
  • Must include passes in the modules Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.

Technical subjects accepted

*Physics, Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Graphic Communication, Computing Science, Design & Technology.

Minimum Year 3

HND

  • Pass HND in Mechnical Engineering or Engineering Systems with grade A at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.
  • Must include passes in the modules Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.

Irish Ordinary Degree

  • Pass in a relevant subject with 60% overall, with a minimum of 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

  • Pass in a relevant subject with 70% overall, with a minimum of 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

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.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2023/24 2024/25
Scotland £1,820 £1,820
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £9,250
Overseas and EU £17,580 £19,340
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


Balmoral Group Scholarship 

The Balmoral Group will award a scholarship to the top 2 performing students in BEng Mechanical Engineering. On completing their first year, the selected students will be awarded the scholarship for the remainder of their course. Recipients will be awarded a maximum of £3,000 over the following three years of their degree (£1,000 a year), and will also be invited for an optional summer internship with Balmoral Group. 

Careers

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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.

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