Mechanical engineers are responsible for the analysis, design and manufacture of an enormous range of industrial products and systems - almost anything with moving parts, from washing machines to aircraft. You will use fundamental physics, complex mathematics and state-of-the-art engineering software, as well as your creative and inventive skills, in designing and improving products. Mechanical engineering opens doors to an increasingly diverse range of subjects, including bioengineering, medical engineering, nanotechnology, sports engineering and renewable energy. Our Mechanical Engineering programmes equip students with a thorough, core knowledge, together with basic analytical, practical, design and communication skills, enabling students to go on to join a design, production or research team. All students are encouraged to undertake relevant work-experience during their degree and we work closely with the Careers Service to advertise internship opportunities and arrange company presentations. This can be recognised on the student's transcript through completion of an Edinburgh Award.