Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

Mechanical engineers turn ideas into realities. We improve quality of life by leading technological advancements across diverse industries. We work throughout the product life-cycle, instigating more efficient, safe and affordable designs and manufacturing processes.​

Hear from teaching staff and students on our mechanical engineering undergraduate degrees.

Our programmes

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Find out more about our Mechanical Engineering programmes on our degree finder; including what you will study, entry requirements, career opportunities, fees, funding and how to apply:​

Mechanical Engineering BEng
Mechanical Engineering MEng​
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering BEng
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering MEng​

Why Edinburgh?

We value our close links to industry within Edinburgh and beyond. Our Industrial Liaison Board provides guidance on curriculum development and the professional attributes you will need to thrive as a graduate and leads to excellent placement, internship and career opportunities​.

As part of the MEng, you can do an optional 6-month paid industry placement and will be supported by our dedicated placement team.​

You will learn from our world-leading academics, who are conducting cutting-edge research which directly informs the teaching you receive​.

We are one of the strongest departments in the UK for renewable energy systems and structures, with world-class facilities including FloWave and FastBlade.

All our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


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Our award-winning Careers Service will support you during your degree and after graduation, to recognise the wealth of possibilities ahead.​

Careers service​

Student stories

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Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students what it’s like to study Mechanical Engineering here!​

Student stories


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Our alumni have used their degrees to enter hugely varied careers around the world. Read about the paths they have taken.​

Alumni profiles

Our people

Senior Lecturer and Director of Discipline for Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer and Discipline Programme Manager


We offer both taught and research degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering:

Postgraduate taught (MSc)

Postgraduate research opportunities