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  MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Application

Heriot-Watt University    School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 2 years
Engineering (12) Materials Science (24)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Application at Heriot-Watt University. This two-year programme is tailored for graduates in Mechanical Engineering seeking to elevate their expertise through advanced design and practical industry application. Delve deep into core engineering principles and specialise in areas such as fluids, dynamics, renewable energy, and robotics. The flexible structure allows you to tailor your learning to your interests, culminating in a dissertation and industrial placement/project. Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including wind tunnels, 3D printers, and a global research facility. With a focus on career readiness, this programme equips you with the skills to excel in roles ranging from process design to advanced research. Accredited by IMechE, you'll be on the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer. Join a vibrant learning community and unlock your potential in the dynamic field of Mechanical Engineering. Entry requirements include an upper second honours degree in engineering or related disciplines, with English language proficiency.

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Overview of Programme 

 MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Application is a two-year degree which offers you the opportunity to learn advanced design and research in mechanical engineering, and then practically apply this knowledge in your industry placement or project. The programme allows those with a bachelor-levels graduate in Mechanical Engineering to build upon your existing knowledge and skills in the area. For those from a different Engineering background, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop key Mechanical Engineering knowledge and skills required for your professional development. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the core engineering and science underpinning the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing sector. The industry-relevant degree will provide you with an accredited route to become a Chartered Engineer.  

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Entry Requirements

A upper second honours degree in engineering, or other relevant disciplines with a numerate background. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be considered.

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


UK Students - Full Time: £10,736
UK Students - Part Time: £5,368
Overseas Students - Full Time: £26,976
Overseas Students - Part Time: £13,488

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A 20% discount is applicable to postgraduate taught courses across all of our global campuses for all Heriot-Watt alumni who have previously been registered for one year or more on a Heriot-Watt degree programme. This great offer is also applicable to those who would like to study their postgraduate taught degree with Heriot-Watt Online.

This scheme is also open to former visiting (study abroad) students who have studied at Heriot-Watt for one or more semesters.

This discount is automatically applied once you have applied to your chosen course and will be part of the offer letter sent to you if your application is successful.

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20% discount


You need to have taken your undergraduate degree at Heriot-Watt but all alumni are welcome to be included

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A number of SFC (Scottish Funding Council) Key Skills Funded Places are available for students resident in Scotland. These fully-funded places cover the tuition fees for the following postgraduate programmes that meet the skills demands from key sectors of industry:

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Scottish residents.

For energy-related MSc programmes and MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering and MSc Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices.

Application Procedure

Simply state in the online application form that you believe to be eligible and wish to be considered

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To recognise the academic excellence of our applicants, Heriot-Watt is offering a scholarship in the form of a £1,000 tuition fee reduction to the student/s deemed to have met the highest academic criteria in their application for MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering. The academic criteria could be in respect of an undergraduate degree for instance or could take into account any professional exams undertaken. As the number of awards is limited, where two applicants are tied, extra-curricular activity may be taken into account.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this award, you must have applied for the course by Monday 17 June 2024 and we aim to contact the recipient by Monday 1 July 2024. You do not need to apply for the scholarship separately, all applications from UK based students will be considered. Consideration for the scholarship will be done separately to the offer of a space within the university, if you are offered a space before the above deadline, we will contact you to amend your offer should you be successful in gaining the scholarship.

Please be aware you can only receive one Heriot-Watt funded scholarship towards your programme of study. So, for example, you cannot receive both this scholarship and the Alumni Discount.

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The FFWG offer a number of grants for women studying or researching for any postgraduate qualification

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