Mechanical engineering combines a range of technical, creative, and management skills. It plays an important role in a range of sectors including aerospace, energy management, and surgical innovation.
This degree focuses on mechatronics – the integration of electrical and mechanical components. This means you’ll learn to design and manufacture modern, high-performance products across a range of industries.
You’ll also learn about microcontroller programming, software for computer-aided design (CAD), and how to implement engineering solutions with economic constraints. For example, you’ll take part in an engineering design project where you’ll design and manufacture a prototype.
You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in practical and industrial-led projects. You’ll use the knowledge and skills gained throughout your studies to present solutions to industry experts.
We are the only Scottish university taking part in the CMS Collaboration, a major experiment at the Large Hadron Collider CERN. Our students have had the opportunity to visit the site during their studies.
You could also join our DRIVE racing team. Each year, they design, build, seek sponsorship for and race a single-seat, rear-engine racing car as part of the global iMechE Formula Student competition at Silverstone.