Mechanical Engineering

Study Mechanical Engineering at 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.

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Key Facts



BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree


Pathways Available

International Stage One


Start Dates

April | January | September

Degree Overview

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. As you advance through this course you’ll learn to apply and develop your skills to become proficient in the analysis and design of a range of engineering systems and applications, to prepare you for a professional role in the industry. You will also get the opportunity to undertake work placements that will give you essential industry experience and valuable contacts, helping to lead to future employment.

You’ll also learn about Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), which includes robotics and control, computer aided design software (CAD), computational analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer (CFD), structural analysis (FEA) and environmental impact assessments (LCA). Through this, you will graduate with a versatile degree that will allow you to embark on a career in many different industries. As a graduate mechanical engineer, you could develop exciting new technologies that are essential for modern living, alter the way we use energy for the better, and have a profound effect on how we travel. In fact, you could have a hand in almost every aspect of people’s lives. Today, mechanical engineers play a key role in producing the most innovative of technologies, such as the electric car, 3D printing, nanotechnology and renewable energy.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

How you’ll be taught during your degree

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, and through practical hands on experience using up to date laboratory equipment.

Degree Assessments

Assessments will primarily be in the form of written coursework submissions and examinations.

Why Study this Degree

Strong industrial links and input mean our programmes are highly relevant and up-to-date, ensuring all our graduates are work-ready.

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

Learn more about International Stage One