Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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UCAS CODE H301
OverviewModern challenges require new and advanced technical solutions, and mechanical engineers are vital to achieving those solutions. It is the technical development of the world that drives us forward.Heriot-Watt University was ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering by the Guardian University Guide 2020. We have also been ranked top 10 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering by the Complete University Guide 2021, the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
34th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
27th

Start date and duration

Start date
11-SEP-23
Full Time
5 Years

Mechanical Engineering

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 90 = 10% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Mechanical Engineering graduate salary at this uni
£25,000
UK Mechanical Engineering graduate salary
£26,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, November 2022

Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Mechanical Engineering

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Mathematics
98%
Physics
97%
Chemistry
27%
Biology
18%
Further Mathematics
13%

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£1,820 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£20,584 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£20,584 per year
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International Students
International Fees
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How Mechanical Engineering (General) students rated:

Student rating ( 4.0) 85 reviews

5 star 23%
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3 star 18%
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Student rating ( 4.0) 907 reviews

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Heriot-Watt University
CUG ranking
34th
Student rating
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Heriot-Watt University is a Scottish university primarily based in Edinburgh, although it has campuses in the Borders and Orkney as well as internationally in Dubai and Malaysia. A research university, Heriot-Watt has existed in some form for the past 200 years and is now one of the leading universities for cutting edge research in all of the UK, with particular strengths in textiles and fashion, engineering and technology. The university may have close bonds with its home in Scotland, but it is very much an international and multicultural institution. With educational collaborative partners in over 150 countries and an alumni network of 130,000 spread across 190 nations around the world, Heriot-Watt certainly has a long reach.

Where you'll study

Heriot-Watt University

Riccarton Edinburgh
Edinburgh, City Of
EH14 4AS United Kingdom Nearest train station: Curriehill  0.4 miles away

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