Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of our students and their future employers, offering the highest degree of flexibility and choice within the wide range of topics available. With a strong foundation of core strengths, we have the expertise to tackle a wide range of challenging and important problems. "
Chemical engineers transform raw materials into valuable everyday items and develop the technology we need to create a sustainable future. Heriot-Watt University has been a leader in Chemical Engineering for over 50 years.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering is essential in many of the products that impact our everyday lives, from smartphones and household appliances to robotics and energy production.
Mechanical Engineers can drive the world toward a more sustainable future. They provide solutions for cleaner energy sources and improving the efficiency of mechanical processes in industry and manufacturing.
This degree nurtures talent to solve the civil engineering problems of tomorrow’s world. It covers the main disciplines of structures, geotechnics and water and transportation engineering, equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to become a Chartered Civil Engineer.
This multi-disciplinary degree which includes courses relevant to energy resources, power generation, process engineering, environmental legislation and environmental impact, energy in buildings as well as business courses in collaboration with the Edinburgh Business School.
This specialist course provides a critical understanding of the significant developments in the energy system. Graduates will be enabled to develop creative solutions to problems in renewable energy capture, conversion, storage and management.
Provides an opportunity for candidates from a different engineering background to develop key Mechanical Engineering knowledge and skills required for their professional development. This programme offers an accredited route to becoming a Chartered Engineer.
All alumni who have studied for at least a year at any Heriot-Watt University campus.
We are ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in UK for Chemical Engineering by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
We are ranked 4th in Scotland and 12th in UK for Mechanical Engineering by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
We are ranked 4th in Scotland and 28th in the UK for Electrical & Electronic Engineering by The Complete University Guide 2023.
Our engineering programmes are accredited internationally by IChemE, IMechE and IET which allows our graduates to be registered as Chartered Engineers with the Engineering Council, UK.
Our academic staff are recognised internationally as qualified professional Fellows and Senior fellows by Advance HE, UK.
Our students participate in an annual multidisciplinary student conference and exhibition (WattMEC) to allow them to present their work on the conference platform and engage with industrial judges.