Engineering (Mechanical), BEng

University of Aberdeen
Program overview
48 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Engineering (Mechanical), BEng

Mechanical engineering is concerned with creative and imaginative use of engineering principles and science to shape the world around us, through the development of new materials, technologies, processes and products.

Virtually every product in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a Mechanical Engineer. It is not surprising therefore that mechanical engineering is regarded as one of the most diverse engineering disciplines.

If you are interested in the mechanics and dynamics of movement, have aptitude and fascination in how things work, and want to contribute positively to making the life of the human race better and to the development of a sustainable environment, then you should consider mechanical engineering as a career choice.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Year 1:

Compulsory Courses

  • Principles of Electronics
  • CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice
  • Electronics Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Materials
  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics
  • Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 2:

Compulsory Courses

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Process Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Solids and Structures
  • Design & Computing in Engineering Practice
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 3:

You have the opportunity to study from a range of courses leading to specialisation in your chosen discipline. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study. Formal courses continue to develop your specialist interests.

Compulsory Courses

  • Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a
  • Stress Analysis A
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mechanics of Structures
  • Project and Safety Management
  • Dynamics 1
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Design of Mechanical Elements

Year 4:

There are two options of study in year 4. Three compulsory courses are studied and students can then choose between a range of different project options.

Compulsory Courses

  • Fluid Dynamic
  • Dynamics 2
  • Heat and Momentum Transfer

Optional Courses

Option 1:

  • BEng Individual Project
  • Nonlinear Mechanics
  • Group Design Project (BEng)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice

Option 2:

  • Engineering Project Abroad (BEng)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice in the first half-session
  • BEng Individual Project
  • Group Design Project (BEng)
  • Nonlinear Mechanics
  • Engineering Project Abroad (BEng)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • RUK: £9,250
  • EU / International Students: £20,700
  • Home Students: £1,820

Career paths

Mechanical Engineering graduates are employed in a wide range of industry sectors such as manufacturing, power, oil and gas, construction, automotive, aerospace and medical industries. They are involved in the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of mechanical systems and new technologies, and in the safety and reliability assessment of engineering structures and components.

Our graduates have gone onto work for a number of global companies, including:

  • Atkins
  • Augmentias Offshore and Maritime
  • Bowmer and Kirkland
  • DNV GL
  • Fairhurst
  • Jacobs Engineering Group
  • Stewart Milne Timber Systems
  • Subsea7
  • Aker Solutions
  • Chevron
  • Wood Group

About this institute

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...

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Contact info

University of Aberdeen

King’s College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Scotland, UK


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