You will develop basic knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles in Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering as well as practical, organisational, study and IT skills. You will begin to understand the integrated nature of the Engineering design process.
You will increase the level of knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills developed in year 1. You will enhance your ability to interpret and critically evaluate technical data and information and their relationship to wider society.
You will further-develop your analytical skills and competence. You will also learn about and implement Project Management skills through studying the key principles and undertaking group project work. Your overall grade from this year counts 20% towards your final Honours classification.
You will engage in an individual research or industrial project to integrate technical, project management and transferable skills. You will increase your depth of knowledge and understanding by studying further specialist modules. All your module grades this year will count towards your Honours classification.
Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.Detailed module information
You will study four modules each Semester, each varying in contact type. Typically you will have four hours per-module per-week in a mixture of lectures to the whole class (between 80 and 180 students), tutorials (usually to smaller groups), laboratories, workshops and computer laboratories to learn specialist software.
Your course resources will be available on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, where you will find course notes, tutorials, coursework assignments and much more.
- Lectures - 135 students per group, 10 hours per week
- Tutorial - 40 - 80 students per group, 2 hours per week
- Project Supervision - 1 or small group, 1 hours per week
- Practical class or workshop - 40 students per group, 2 hours per week
A total of 150 hours per 15-credit module is recommended to get the most out of your course. This includes time studying outside the timetabled classes. This could include, for example, reading lecture notes, undertaking tutorial problems, writing up lab reports or other coursework, and practicing specialist software skills.
Staff Delivering on This Course
Academic staff are experienced Engineers, many with Chartered status and industry links, who have achieved or are working towards Higher Education Academy Fellowship - a professional recognition of their practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. Many are research-active and some feature in the annual STAR awards (Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition) voted for by the students.
Engineering Applications Supervisors will take you through the more practical aspects of Engineering in our Flexible Learning Labs and Technicians and postgraduate research students will provide support for projects and laboratory work.
Typically students are assessed each semester:
- Three Written exams, average time of exam: three hours
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
Although placements form part of our MEng programmes, they are not yet currently embedded in our BEng courses. However, RGU’s Oil and Gas Institute is in the process of establishing a Summer Work Experience Partnership for BEng students, which aims to provide paid employment to students over the summer vacation, typically for June, July and August.
Our graduates are highly sought after, and many gain employment in the global oil and gas engineering sector. However, opportunities also exist in many other areas of mechanical engineering such as aerospace, transport, marine technology, health and bioengineering. Our graduates are employed in roles such as: Senior Technical Engineer, Design Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Project Engineer, Contracts Manager and Principal Mechanical Engineer.
SQA Higher: ABBB to include Maths and either Engineering Science, Physics or Technological Studies. English at National 5 grade C or above is required if not held at Higher.
GCE A Level: BBC to include Maths and either Design and Technology, Engineering or Physics. GCSE English at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3 to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies. English at grade O3 or above is required if not held at Higher.
IB Diploma: 29 to include Higher Level Maths and Physics, one of which must be at grade 6 and one at grade 5. English is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.
We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants from Partner Colleges
A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 3.
All other applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.
International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
For Academic Year 2018/2019
- £1,820 per academic year
Rest of UK Students
- £6,750 per academic year
- £15,760 per academic year
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
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- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
- Other Fees and Charges
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
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 and Financial Awards
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:
The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). On completion you will have met part of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and will be in a strong position to move on to achieve Professional Engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry and further study at Master’s level.
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UCAS Code: H301
We’ve got a few options for applying to our undergraduate courses for UK, EU and international applicants.
Applicants for first year entry will apply to other universities as well as to RGU through a single online Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application.
Applicants from non-EU countries can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.
RGU accepts applications through the Common Application for those liable to pay international tuition fees.