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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers can drive the world forward towards a more sustainable future. They provide solutions for cleaner energy sources and improve efficiency of mechanical processes in industry and manufacturing.

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Why study Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt?

Our Mechanical Engineering degrees are shaped by our strong industry connections. We work closely with an Industrial Advisory Board of engineers and business leaders to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of future employers. We also offer many opportunities to apply your learning with practical workshop sessions and lab work.

Students can obtain a Diploma in Industrial Training linked to their degree. They will be assisted to find suitable 10-month placement, taking before the final year of their course.

Our graduates go on to work in manufacturing, aerospace, and automotive sectors, as well as energy and renewable energy.

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Why Heriot-Watt?

Ranking (Mechanical Engineering, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

We are ranked 4th in Scotland and 20th in UK for Mechanical Engineering by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Exchange programme

If you're studying at any of our UK campuses, you can transfer to Dubai or Malaysia for a semester, a year or longer through our Go Global programme. We also offer European and international study exchange destinations.

Mechanical Engineering Society

The Mechanical Engineering Society is a student run community which organises social events all year for Mechanical Engineering students in years 1-5.

Formula Student

Heriot-Watt Racing is the student-led team which takes part in the annual Formula Student competition.

Edinburgh Campus facilities

At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Living in Edinburgh

Historic and beautiful, a cultural capital that fuels the senses whether you love the arts or nature, nightlife or study life, Edinburgh is stimulating and inspirational and never, ever boring.

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