Mechanical Engineering

BEng/BEng (Hons) Full-time

Course Overview

UCAS code: H300
Duration: 4 years
Study type: Full-Time
Napier code: 52155BH

With its enormous range of applications, mechanical engineering can offer a highly satisfying career. You’ll work with the latest technology, learning to create engineering solutions and systems that have implications in almost every area of modern industry. The course allows you to specialise in later years and features a work placement that will gain you both industry experience and valuable contacts that may lead to future employment.

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With its enormous range of applications, mechanical engineering can offer a highly satisfying career. You'll work with the latest technology, learning to create engineering solutions and systems that have implications in almost every area of modern industry.

Broad-based initially, the course allows you to specialise in later years, and features a 20 week work placement that will gain you both industry experience and valuable contacts that may lead to future employment. 

Ideal if you're a natural problem solver, this course is one of our most popular.

Beginning with a general grounding, the course will introduce you to engineering principles and ensure you have a grasp of the basic skills involved before progressing into areas such as thermodynamic systems and mechanics of materials. Once into the final two years, you'll learn to apply and develop these skills, becoming proficient in the analysis and design of a range of engineering systems and applications, ready for a professional role in the industry.

Professionally accredited by:

IET

What's it like?

Ideal if you're a natural problem solver, this course is one of our most popular.

Career prospects

We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 95.4% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2013). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out.

With a definite shortage of mechanical engineers in Scotland at the moment, your career prospects on completing the course are highly promising. Companies all over the world are searching for graduates, particularly those from courses accredited by the Institute of Engineering & Technology, such as this.

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Requirements at a glance

Entry to the course

International students

Full-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study

The number of modules studied is dependant on the exit that you wish to achieve, for example:

  • A Grad Cert is 60 Credits (3 modules)
  • A Cert HE/Grad Dip/ HND is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • A Dip HE credit is 240 credits (12 modules)
  • A Degree is 360 credits (18 modules)
  • An Honours Degree is 480 credits

Please note that some part-time courses give modular exemptions for previous study and vocational experience. Advice is available during application.

Part-time study (per module)

  • A Postgraduate Certificate is 60 credits (3 modules)
  • A Postgraduate Diploma is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • MBA is 180 credits

Fees Table

Fees quoted are per academic year (for a full time programme studied in consecutive years) and reviewed annually unless otherwise noted.

Changes to RUK (England, Wales and N Ireland) student fees in 2015/6

RUK students commencing a four year honours degree in September 2015 will incur maximum tuition fees of £27,000 - £9,000 per year for three of the four years of their programme*.

RUK students commencing a five year MEng programme in September 2015 will incur maximum tuition fees of £36,000 - £9,000 per year for four of the five years of their programme*.
*A student’s last year of study will normally be the year exempt from incurring a fee.

RUK students who began their studies prior to September 2015 will continue to incur a fee for each year of their course at the RUK fee rate applicable to their cohort.

Other expenses

Working out how much you’ll need to live in Edinburgh while studying will vary depending on your priorities, but there are some things everyone will need to budget for. Check out our guide to living costs.
Funding your study

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specific scholarships for students from India and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit our funding pages to find out what you could be eligible for.

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