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.

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.

Professional mechanical engineers are at the forefront of the management of the earth's natural resources by optimising the conflicting demands of the modern world. These challenges are clearest in the field of energy production where the long term supply of energy continues to be an issue of major technical and political importance.

Undergraduate programmes

We offer a range of BEng and MEng degree courses in Mechanical Engineering including specialisations in automotive engineering, robotics and cybertronics, and energy engineering.

We are keen to recruit talented students interested in a career in Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering to our Engineers of the Future a bespoke five-year company-sponsored programme.

An additional Diploma in Industrial Training is available on all of our courses, and we also have a combined BEng Engineering entry route.  

Postgraduate programmes

Taught MSc and Diploma courses are available in: 

We have a number of fully funded Scottish Funding Council (SFC) scholarships available for students resident in Scotland applying for Advanced Mechanical Engineering. Find out more about this scholarship and how to apply.  Funding may be available for some energy and renewable energy courses.

Study with us

Our aim is to produce highly adaptable graduates who can tackle innovative projects in a wide range of industries.

In the National Student Survey 2016 we were rated first in Scotland for Mechanical Engineering.