MEng Mechanical Engineering

The course

Programme code
KPT/JPS (R/521/6/0092) (MQA/FA5108) 11/26
Delivery type
4 years
Intake date
September, January

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Modern society needs high-quality Mechanical Engineering graduates for their professional mechanical engineering skills and expertise. Heriot-Watt University is proud that our graduates are constantly in demand for these skills.

Mechanical Engineers play key roles in all industrial sectors ranging from aerospace, oil and gas, through food and transport to manufacturing, chemical and entertainment industries. Mechanical Engineering offers an exciting environment where many skills are brought together to create innovative products and the infrastructure and technology for manufacture.

The MEng (Master of Engineering) is an Integrated Master degree aims to produce graduate Engineers who are able to meet society’s needs by the creation of products or processes that benefit the individual or economy. Many of the courses contextualise mechanical engineering science principles with mini-projects and students will work in groups to produce a solution to an engineering problem.

The core courses of Design and Manufacture and Business Awareness, Safety and Sustainability are particularly aimed at bringing knowledge from all engineering science disciplines together in a project. The individual project in the final year allows students to become specialists in an area of their choice by working with an academic member of staff on a particular niche area of Mechanical Engineering.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods range from lectures, tutorial classes and mentor sessions, to workshop and laboratory activities supported by group and individual projects. Assessment is by examination, coursework, presentations, group project and individual project.


This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Our degree is offered as a 4-year MEng (Master of Engineering) qualification.

Our MEng qualification is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and is designed to satisfy the academic requirements set by the Engineering Council UK for registration as a chartered engineer (CEng) status.

This programme is accredited for a duration of 6 years, until 2029 by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and it is fully accredited by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). For registration by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), the MEng programme is required plus a minimum of 8 weeks industrial placement. 

Course content

Core courses

First Year

BEng (Hons) and MEng

  • Design and Manufacture 2
  • Electric Circuits and Machines
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 3
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 4
  • Dynamics A
  • Fluid Mechanics A
  • Thermodynamics A
  • Mechanics of Materials A 

Second Year

BEng (Hons) and MEng

All students by default will be enrolled into the MEng programme at the point of entry. This is done for the applicant’s eligibility for PTPTN’s study loan, as well as for recognition by the Board of Engineers Malaysia. You may choose to opt out of the MEng programme, and proceed to a BEng (Hons) programme during your Second Year.

  • Business Awareness, Safety and Sustainability
  • Design and Manufacture 3
  • Design and Manufacture 4
  • Mechanics of Materials B
  • Fluid Mechanics B
  • Vibration Analysis & Control Engineering
  • Thermodynamics B
  • Optional Course

Third Year

BEng (Hons) and MEng

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Manufacture
  • Optional course(s)
  • Individual Project (BEng (Hons) only)

MEng only

  • Group Project 1
  • Industrial Training

Students undertake a compulsory industrial training placement.

Fourth Year

MEng only

  • Failure Accident Analysis
  • Group Project 2
  • Group Project 3
  • Professional and Industrial Studies
  • Specialist Engineering Technologies 1
  • Specialist Engineering Technologies 2
  • Individual Project
  • Optional course(s)


Graduates are in constant demand. Many engineers make their careers in established areas, perhaps in the infrastructure industries of energy and transportation or the design and manufacture of advanced equipment. Others find rewarding careers meeting the challenges of applying new materials and intelligent systems to products and manufacturing processes.

Entry requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: BBC including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • WACE/SACE: ATAR 75 including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • CPU: 75% including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • UEC: 15 points or less including A in Mathematics and Physics (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • SMA 3: 8.0 in Mathematics and Physics.
  • IB Diploma: Minimum 5 in SL Mathematics and Physics.
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.0, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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