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Course summary

This degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC. All first year entrants will start on the HNC and the entry requirements are therefore for this programme. Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the second year of the degree. Applicants already holding a relevant HNC qualification can apply for direct entry to the second year. When completing your application make sure you choose year two. It may be possible for applicants holding a relevant HND qualification to apply for direct entry to year three, again where this is the case please make sure you choose year three when completing your application. Are you fascinated by the way things work? Do you enjoy getting to grips with moving parts and understanding how each component impacts the overall function? Take your curiosity up a gear and let us help you unlock your potential to make things do more. Build your multidisciplinary knowledge and develop a mindset that's adaptive and capable of systems thinking, making you a capable engineer in a countless range of fields, including aerospace, automotive, energy, construction, medical, sports, and transport. Join this applications-based programme, using industry-related software, laboratory-based investigations, and industry-based case studies to provide you with the specialist mechanical knowledge and broad engineering education to turn your qualification into a lifelong career. Get your hands dirty and gain valuable insight from practical experience. Showcase your accumulated skills and knowledge to prospective employers in your final year, with an industry relevant or research aligned capstone project that fits your interests. Learn how powerful engineering can be and set yourself up to be part of the solution to the challenges we face as a society. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Advanced entry to year two may be possible with a relevant 15 SQA credit HNC such as HNC Engineering Systems or HNC Mechanical Engineering with a pass in Engineering Mathematics 2. Advanced entry to year three may be possible with a relevant HND such as HND Engineering or HND Mechanical Engineering. Advanced entry to year four may be possible with the BEng Mechanical Engineering, or BEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, or other equivalent ordinary degree.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
35%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This is a Top-Up Degree whereby Year 1 of the course comprises an HNC and in some cases Year 2 an HND. Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged the Higher National fee for the first and/or second year, increasing to the degree fee rate after this. Please see the course page for specific fees details. For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
Mechanical Engineering at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS