Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills of a Bachelor’s-level graduate Mechanical Engineering to Masters level through advanced teaching, design work and research. It provides an opportunity for candidates from a different Engineering background to develop key Mechanical Engineering knowledge and skills required for their professional development. A key objective of the programme is to be an accredited route to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

  • Developed to meet the need for an advanced mechanical engineering programme from our industry partners
  • Students study courses in Specialist Engineering Technologies and Failure Accident Analysis, as well as undertaking an individual project or dissertation which can be in collaboration with industry
  • 3 optional modules are chosen from a range which includes Thermodynamics, Fluids, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics, Flame Appraisal & Development and Engineering Manufacture
  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • High quality graduates have excellent career prospects - 95% of HWU graduates in employment within 6 months of graduation


Core modules are Specialist Engineering Technologies, Critical Analysis and Research Preparation & Failure Accident Analysis. Optional modules include - Engineering Design, Fluids, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics,Thermodynamics, Flame Appraisal, Engineering Manufacture & Flame Development.

Assessment method


Entry requirements

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English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

HWU English Language Requirements

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Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS