48 months
16425 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Work with the latest technology, learning to create engineering solutions and systems that have implications throughout modern society in this BEng in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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Study Mechanical Engineering (Hons) at the Edinburgh Napier University  and gain the opportunity to enter an exciting and varied field of engineering, allowing you to design and develop machinery we use every day including vehicles, building, healthcare and even space technology.

We will provide you with an introduction to engineering principles, ensuring you grasp the basic skills involved before progressing into more specialised areas such as thermodynamic systems and mechanics of materials.

Course details

The course focuses on learning engineering principles and practices, as well as computing skills and principles of design, relating to a wide range of mechanical engineering systems.

You'll also cover control and instrumentation systems, engineering applications, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and dynamics and statics. You will gain skills in a wide range of up-to-date industry standard design software and applications.

In year 1 you will learn fundamental principles underpinning both mechanical and electrical engineering sciences, and hands-on practical skills.

You will then progress on to year 2, further developing these fundamental skills while beginning to specialise in thermodynamics and mechanical engineering, while considering control and automation systems, key elements of design and engineering management skills.

In year 3, you continue to specialise in your chosen field, gaining insight in to manufacturing systems, materials properties and selection, and detailed design and innovation practices and management.

In your final year you will work on your honours project as well as gaining enhanced skills in thermodynamics, dynamics and statics.


Mechanical engineering offers a rewarding salary for workers in the UK and beyond.

Mechanical engineers are in high demand and there are different fields of specialisation with this degree, so once graduated, you will have the freedom to choose from various career paths.

Ranging from:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Robotics
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Energy sector

Our course also equips you with key transferable skills in computing, maths and project management which will allow you to pursue a career in software, finance and management roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Skills
  • Foundation Mathematics 
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Practice
  • Mathematical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Standard Entry Requirement

  • BBBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

  • BCCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

A Level

  • CCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • H2, H3, H3, H3 at HL including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. 

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

  • MM (Merit, Merit) in a related subject plus A Level Grade C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering and more.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16425 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £9,250
  • Overseas and EU: £16,425

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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