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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.
Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering programmes
We are ranked 4th in Scotland and 19th in UK for Mechanical Engineering by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
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.
The Mechanical Engineering Society is a student run community which organises social events all year for Mechanical Engineering students in years 1-5.
Heriot-Watt Racing is the student-led team which takes part in the annual Formula Student competition.
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!
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