BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering

The course

Delivery type
4 years
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The course is designed to equip students to tackle innovative and challenging professional tasks associated with energy provision and utilisation. Students will acquire skills to take responsibility for decision-making where energy and the environment are important issues. Building on a sound engineering foundation, students will be introduced to specialised energy topics, management and environmental impact assessment.


Read more about the UAE Federal Accreditation.

This programme is accredited by IMechE.

Course content

Year 1

The early years are based on the Mechanical Engineering programme, developing basic mathematical, scientific and communication skills.

Subjects include Physics, Design and Manufacture, Materials Science, Engineering Sciences, Electronics and Foundation Mathematics and relate fundamental mechanical engineering principles to the design of energy systems.

Year 2

Subjects include Machine Design, Electrical Machines, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Design and Manufacture, Advanced Mathematics and Strength of Materials.

Year 3

Subjects include Energy Studies, Strength of Materials, Machine Dynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Materials Engineering and Design and Manufacture.

Year 4

As well as an individual research project, students undertake courses in Engineering Design and Engineering Manufacture (in partnership with industry) and Introduction to Petroleum Engineering.

Students can also choose to be more specialised in their choice of engineering sciences by selecting from options in Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials and Machine Dynamics.

Entry requirements

Our entry criteria are listed below. However, please note that the final decision remains at the discretion of the course director after evaluating scores of individual relevant subjects.

First year entry

  • GCE A-Level - CCC (or AABB at AS-Level) 
  • CBSE/Other Indian Boards - 65%. 
  • American High School Diploma/SABIS - 70% + SAT I – 1000 (500 English and 500 Math) 
  • Tawjihiyya - 80% or Elite/Advance - 75% - Eng, Math & Physics + EmSAT English 1400, Math 1200 and 1100 Physics 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 24 points (3 HL – including Maths and Physics, and 3 SL)  
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma - MMM 
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent – 70% 
  • Russian/Kazakhstan (Attestat) - Grades of 5 in every subject + IELTS 6.0 
  • French Baccalaureate - 13/20 + IELTS 6.0 
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate - 80% or 13/20 + IELTS 6.0 
  • Foundation year - Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University Degree Entry Programme (Engineering) with a CCCC. 
  • Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and English.

Second year entry

  • GCE A-Levels - BBC. 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 27 points (3 HL – including Maths and Physics, and 3 SL)  
  • CBSE/Other Indian Boards - Overall 85% 
  • American High School/SABIS - 70% + 3 AP at grade 4 (Including Maths and Physics) or Minimum 3 SAT Subjects (SAT II) 500 each, Including Maths and Physics. 
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) - PPP 
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma - DDD 
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent - 85% 
  • Certificate of Higher Education - Successful completion of course with a minimum of grades of D in every Subject. 
  • Transfer students from other universities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and English.

To find out more about the specific entry requirements for your country, please refer to our International Entry Requirements.

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English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

  • AED 76045 per year*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

Scholarships and bursaries

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