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This alternative route to the MEng Mechanical Engineering is delivered in partnership with Forth Valley College. Students complete an HND Mechanical Engineering, which enables direct entry to Year 3 at Heriot-Watt University.
Mechanical Engineering courses at Heriot-Watt are ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Years 1 and 2: Forth Valley College
The course is delivered for the first two years at Forth Valley College, where you will study the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering technologies. In the second semester of Year 2, Forth Valley College students participate in a design project at Heriot-Watt.
Years 3 to 5: Heriot-Watt University
Forth Valley College students will transfer into the third year of the Heriot-Watt BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering programme and follow its programme structure for the remainder of the degree.
Forth Valley entry requirements
The entry requirements for the Forth Valley HND are two Scottish Highers at grade C or above in maths and a science or technology subject. Find out more about the partnership programme with Forth Valley College.
If you wish to apply for direct entry to first year at Heriot-Watt, please see our Mechanical Engineering course pages.
To apply for this combined programme, you can either apply via UCAS using the code H3AS or you can use the online application form for MEng/BEng Mechanical Engineering at Forth Valley College.
The BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering are 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 an
incorporated engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.
This course is currently only delivered at our Edinburgh Campus and there are no current opportunities to study at exchange partner institutions.
However, other Go Global opportunities may be available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.