Quick fact

  • This is a branch campus.

What will I learn?

Modern society needs high quality Mechanical Engineering graduates for their professional mechanical engineering skills and expertise. Mechanical Engineering offers an exciting environment where many skills are brought together to enable the undergraduate student to understand:

how products are engineered, manufactured and supported
how and where analytical engineering science and mathematics are used in design, development and research
how the use and management of resources is important to society and business competitiveness
how it is necessary to communicate and present concepts to engineers and non-engineers alike

Mechanical engineers play key roles in all industrial sectors, from aerospace and oil and gas, through food and transport, to the manufacturing, chemical and entertainment industries. Professional mechanical engineers are at the forefront of the management of the Earth’s natural resources, as they strive to meet the conflicting demands of the modern world, in particular the desire for ever-increasing living standards in the face of limited resources and environmental concerns.

These challenges are perhaps clearest in the field of energy production and utilisation. In many areas of the world, provision of adequate water supplies is an ever more pressing problem. As well as having vital roles in providing these basic necessities, mechanical engineers belong to teams responsible for the design and manufacture of countless articles we take for granted today, from aircraft to artificial joints.

Why study Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?

Lay the foundations for a career in mechanical engineering, an area with excellent and varied career prospects
Learn how many of the devices and machines we take for granted work.
Study a subject that lets you apply the principles of mathematics and physics to the real world
Learn the skills that will put you in a position to move into management roles as a professional engineer
Explore the exciting worlds of transport, manufacturing, power plant, medical engineering and many others
Whatever your final career path, developing the ability to apply quantitative methods to solving problems – the basis of engineering – will be an invaluable asset.


The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai. All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.


There is a constant demand for Mechanical Engineering graduates in many sectors, including power production, oil and petrochemicals, transportation, building services, utilities and manufacturing. There are few activities that do not require mechanical engineering input at some stage, and this is reflected in the opportunities available to mechanical engineers. Many engineers move into management positions where their numeracy and problem solving skills are valued.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years (BEng) / 4 years (BEng Hons))

Tuition fees
د.إ65,100.00 (US$ 17,720) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


Heriot-Watt University - Dubai Campus

Dubai International Academic City,



Entry requirements

For students from United States

First year entry: International Baccalaureate 24 points; Second year entry - International Baccalaureate 27 points; IELTS - 6.0; Heriot-Watt English - C; PTE Academic - 50-57; TOEFL IBT - 80; Cambridge (New) - 169-175; Cambridge (Old) - FCE (grade B); Trinity ISE II - Pass in all components.

For international students

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no element below 5.5).


PTE Academic 50-57

Cambridge (New) 169-175

Cambridge (Old) FCE (grade B)


About this uni

At Heriot-Watt University’s Dubai Campus, students will gain a degree taught and examined to the same exacting standards as on the UK campuses.

  • One of UK’s top universities for business & industry
  • Several scholarships opportunities available to students
  • The Dubai Campus offers safe & secure on-campus accommodation
  • Graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide