University of Dundee

Mechanical Engineering mixes traditional core engineering principles with emerging technologies to create truly innovative solutions to design and analyse problems.

Dundee Mechanical Engineering students participate in Formula Student, Europe’s biggest student motorsport event, testing their car each year at Silverstone.

Why study Mechanical Engineering at Dundee?

Modern mechanical engineering requires people who are able to combine a very broad range of technical, scientific, creative and management skills to achieve goals in sectors ranging from space exploration to energy management to surgical innovation.

The University of Dundee takes a modern systems based approach to developing mechanical engineering skills within their students.  They also have invested heavily in important new areas of engineering including rapid prototyping, renewable energy and embedded control technology.

A BEng (hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering, as with medicine or law, is regarded as a professional qualification. This means that an external body, in this case the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) regularly checks the quality and structure of the courses; the graduates of these courses can then ultimately become Chartered Engineers.

What’s so good about Mechanical Engineering at Dundee?

  • You will study mechatronics (the integration of electronics and computer control with mechanical engineering), giving you a broad range of skills for the development of modern, high performance products.
  • Formula Student gives students a unique opportunity to experience a ‘real world’ challenge, to design and build a prototype racing car, the Dundee team,¬†DRIVE, won prizes for safety (crash avoidance) and cost..

Entry requirements

Level 1 entry
Qualification Grade
IB Diploma 32 points (including 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level)
Essential Subjects Mathematics and a Science or Engineering subject (at SQA Higher, GCE A-Level, ILC Higher or IB Higher Level)

Course link: Mechanical Engineering

Study options

4 years Full time

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