Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, operate and maintain a wide variety of products, using knowledge and methods from physics and maths with creativity, problem-solving and teamwork. Virtually every product in the modern world has been shaped in some way by a mechanical engineer, from everyday items to new technologies.

  • Mechanical Engineering at Aberdeen is ranked 12th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland by the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • General Engineering at Aberdeen is ranked 12th in the UK and 1st in Scotland by The Guardian’s Best UK Universities, 2021.

Our Degrees

We offer a range of Mechanical Engineering degrees which you can read more about below.

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Pathway Programmes

The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre offers preparation programmes for progression to undergraduate degree study at the university.

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The world needs more mechanical engineers to help tackle some of the biggest issues of today. This includes providing low-cost, sustainable energy to power our homes and industries, efficient and sustainable transport solutions to help keep the world connected and machines to increase yields and reduce waste in agriculture and food production.

Virtually every product in modern life has, at some point, had input from a mechanical engineer. It is not surprising, therefore, that mechanical engineering is widely regarded as one of the most diverse engineering disciplines.

Mechanical engineers develop everything that moves or has moving parts – from spacecraft to racing cars, from robotics to mechanical hearts and artificial limbs, from wind turbines to oil and gas exploration technologies.

Choose mechanical engineering if you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by how machines work and how the use of machinery can make previously impossible things become possible.

The first two years of our engineering degrees cover general engineering, with elements of civil, chemical, petroleum and electrical/electronics, as well as mechanical. In the later years, you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin your third year.

Our 4-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programmes are accredited as fully meeting the educational requirements for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng). After the first two years, students on the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) have the opportunity to pursue the 5-year Masters of Engineering in their chosen discipline.

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