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Course summary

Almost any machine or process you can think of in modern life has benefited from the input of a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers are responsible for the analysis, design and manufacture of an enormous range of industrial products and systems; almost anything with moving parts, from washing machines and wind turbines to automobiles and aircraft. As a mechanical engineer, you will use your creative and inventive skills to design and improve products and processes alongside fundamental:

  • physics
  • complex mathematics
  • state-of-the-art engineering software
Studying mechanical engineering will open doors to increasingly diverse fields, including:
  • bioengineering
  • medical engineering
  • nanotechnology
  • sports engineering
  • renewable energy
Ties to industry Our Industrial Liaison Board includes senior representatives from important industrial companies. This has a strong influence on our curriculum and programme development. Why Edinburgh? We keep improving our curriculum and consult with:
  • our industrial partners
  • accreditation bodies
  • students
In this way, we make sure that our degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop a successful career in engineering. In the first years of the degree, we teach a solid foundation of mechanical engineering. Our courses are designed to improve your team-working and problem-solving skills. In later years, our degree gives you the flexibility to study specialist courses in areas you are most interested in. Our community We are proud of the supportive community that our students and academics create. Edinburgh has a particularly active community and network of companies in fields related to mechanical engineering, which are deliberately located here, close to the talent of our graduates.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
H300
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Direct entry to second year is available; see our website for entry requirements. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/H300

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/H300


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)92Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
Cambridge English AdvancedTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Cambridge English ProficiencyTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components.
PTE Academic62Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.

Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/english-language


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £34800 Year 1
International £34800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.
Mechanical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS