"I secured a 10-week summer placement with BP at Grangemouth at the end of third year. As a result I was keen to work for the Diploma in Industrial Training and so continued my placement with BP for a full year. I was involved in a pump improvement project and in co-ordinating plant maintenance.
"I have since been working with BP as Commissioning Engineer on a GBP180M new polyethylene plant. I enjoyed the responsibility and superb training programmes.
"My degree gave me an excellent technical grounding, team skills and, along with the management courses, a handle on modern day industry."
"I joined FMC after graduating in Mechanical Engineering. The company supplies subsea equipment for the oil industry and, in the Dunfermline design office where I work, 10 of the 30 engineering graduates are from Heriot-Watt.
"I think of designing new products as a creative art-form because the hardware has to be extremely reliable in a difficult environment. Work has taken me to Rio, Singapore, Europe and the USA."
The University offers as its normal entry routes:
There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2. Direct entry into Level 3 is also possible for students who already have certain HE qualifications.
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,000||£17,100|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the 3 years before the start of your programme. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.