Engineering BEng

  • UCAS code H100
  • Duration Up to 4 years
  • Delivery type Full Time
  • Study location Edinburgh
  • Number of places 20 across programme


The Course

BEng Engineering is a one-year programme designed to act as a route for students who wish to defer making a choice about a specialised engineering discipline until completion of Level 2. Students may select eight courses from the entire range of courses available to students on the engineering programmes. In practice, students select courses from two or three disciplines. At the end of Level 1, BEng Engineers transfer to Level 2 of their chosen programme. The aim of this programme is to enable students to sample a range of engineering disciplines before choosing their degree profile.

Career Prospects

All the Engineering programmes have an excellent record in producing graduates for careers in industry and commerce

For further information, please contact Dr Alexander Bell

Graduate Profile

Aine McGarry

Degree: BEng Engineering (Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering)
Present job: Field Engineer with Schlumberger, Indonesia

“I had wanted to study Engineering at Heriot- Watt for many years; however as a subject with so many diverse and exciting options, it was very difficult for me to decide on which route to take! Typically I would have made a sacrifice and chosen a particular interest to focus on, however the BEng Engineering allowed me the freedom to choose a number of different engineering topics that fitted in with both my career ambitions and my personal interests, which suited me perfectly.

“I studied Mathematics, Programming, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering to begin with, and concentrated on Electronic Engineering and Control Engineering in my final years with the help of an industrial scholarship.

“My lecturers were very friendly and gave me all the help I needed, and I graduated with an Honours degree in Robotics. I received a number of job offers but made the decision to continue my studies and took an MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College, London. I am now a Field Engineer with Schlumberger, and based in Jakarta, Indonesia.”

Programme content

Level 1

Each student is allocated to a Director of Studies, who assists in the design of an individualised programme. The major disciplines available are: Mathematics; Civil Engineering; Building Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Robotics and Cybertronics; Computer Science; Information Systems; and Physics.

Entry requirements

Level 1 entry

  • Highers AABB or BBBBC
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC Depending on area of interest, we accept a wide range of HNCs and HNDs for Level 1 entry. Please contact us for further details.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 31 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate pass CC in Adv. Higher Maths and Physics
  • Additional information Qualifications should include Mathematics and Physics (or Technological Studies). BEng Engineering is only available to Level 1 entrants.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2016 entry (by residency status)
Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid 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.

Scholarships & bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree programmes in 2016

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.