The course

UCAS code
H301
Duration
Up to 5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Mechanical Engineering offers an exciting environment where many skills are brought together to create innovative products and the infrastructure and technology for manufacture. The first two Levels provide a grounding in the core disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, which allows students to make an informed choice of the subsequent options. An individual project forms part of Year 4.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

Year 1

Emphasis is on developing basic mathematical, scientific and communication skills. Topics include Mechanical Engineering Science, Physics, Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Programming and Foundation Mathematics.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 33%
  • Independent study:67%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:45%
  • Practical:17%
  • Coursework:38%
Year 2

Subjects include Strength of Materials; Machine Dynamics; Applied Thermodynamics; Fluid Dynamics; Materials Engineering; Design and Manufacture; Control Engineering; and Instrumentation.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:31%
  • Independent study:69%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:58%
  • Practical:16%
  • Coursework:26%
Year 3

Subjects include Strength of Materials; Machine Dynamics; Applied Thermodynamics; Fluid Dynamics; Materials Engineering; Design and Manufacture; Control Engineering; and Instrumentation.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:50%
  • Practical:15%
  • Coursework:35%
Year 4

Students choose specialist subjects from Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials and Machine Dynamics. Mandatory courses include a year-long individual project plus Engineering Design and Manufacture that includes an industrial project. Other options such as Petroleum Engineering and Automotive Technologies are available.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:26%
  • Independent study:74%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:39%
  • Practical:13%
  • Coursework:48%
Year 5

Students may register from Level 1. Entry is offered to those whose performance at the end of Level 3 places them in the upper part of the class. Students study multi-disciplinary topics in Engineering and undertake a group project.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:28%
  • Independent study:72%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:28%
  • Practical:11%
  • Coursework:61%

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