Mechanical Engineering MEng

1. Overview

This intellectually challenging MEng course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and provides the full academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, the highest professional qualification for an Engineer.

Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts, from artificial hip joints to oil rigs.

Mechanical engineers are constantly striving to produce safer, more durable, cost effective and efficient machines and mechanical devices, many of these having a direct impact on society and the quality of our lives.

Chartered Engineers are always in very high demand and excellent job opportunities are available in practically every field of work. If you are a team-player who has the ability to work methodically and logically and enjoys the challenge of innovating and problem-solving, this course will lead you into a fulfilling career with excellent prospects.

2. What you will study

The MEng has two routes - a 4 year 'Fast Track' route and a 5 year route. 

Eligibility for the Fast Track route will be confirmed at the end of year 2.

Year 1

  • Maths 1A
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Skills
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Maths 1B
  • Product Development
  • Introduction to Design Materials and Manufacture
  • Thermofluids 1

Year 2

  • Maths 2A
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Thermofluids 2
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Dynamics Products in Service
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Dynamics
  • Electrical Power

Year 3

  • Maths 3A
  • Signal Acquisition, Instrumentation and Control
  • Environmental Engineering 1
  • Engineering Analysis 1
  • Project Management, Team Working and Leadership
  • Industrial Plant
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Choose one from the following
    • Group Project (Engineering Stage 3)
    • Integrative Engineering Project

Fast track MEng only

  • Pre-Project Industrial Placement (Double Module)
  • Socially Responsible Management
  • Principles of Asset Management

Year 4

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • MEng: Individual Project
  • Failure Analysis 
  • Plant Performance
  • Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk and Reliability Management

Fast track MEng only

  • Engineering Analysis 3
  • Post-Project Industrial Placement (Double Module)
  • Quality Management for Engineers

Year 5

  • Advanced Thermofluids
  • MEng Group Project
  • Socially Responsible Management
  • Principles Of Asset Management
  • Engineering Analysis 3
  • Materials and Corrosion Science
  • Quality Management for Engineers

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher ABBB to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies, English at National 5 level is required if not held at Higher.

GCE A Level BBC to include Maths and either Physics, Engineering or Design and Technology, plus GCSE in English or English Language.

Irish Leaving Certificate: AB2B2B2 to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies, one of which must be at Grade A. Ordinary Level English at Grade C1 or above is required if not held at Higher.

IB Diploma 29 to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies at Higher level. One of these subjects must be at Grade 6 and one at Grade 5. English is required at a minimum of Standard Level Grade 4.

Alternative Qualifications Equivalent overseas qualifications, SQA, BTEC, S/NVQs will be considered. Applications are welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

4. Placements and accreditations

The MEng ‘Fast Track' version of the course involves summer industrial placements following years 3 and 4, enabling completion of the MEng in 48 months. Eligibility for this route will be confirmed at the end of year 2 and is conditional on academic performance (students must perform well academically in all aspects of the course) and a suitable placement being available. Placement positions are not guaranteed for any of the courses.

The course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

Locally-based companies recognise the value of an engineering education at Robert Gordon University and they have made available a number of different scholarships for the financial support of selected undergraduate students. 

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

International Students

  • £13,500 per academic year
  • £20,250 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

International Students

  • £12,500 per academic year
  • £18,750 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £8,500 per year 3 and 4 for accelerated MEng
  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,100 per academic year
  • £5,550 Summer placement

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,750 per academic year
  • £5375 Summer placement

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applicants must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

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MEng
UCAS Code
H304
Start date
September 2015
Course length
4 years (fast track)/5 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Academic school
School of Engineering
More information:
Undergraduate Admissions (01224) 262728
Accredited By
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781