The MSc course offers you the opportunity to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering, covering engineering science, design and technology. From abroad base, it builds on our key research and academic strengths and concludes with an individual project in the summer term. You will develop skills including the ability to solve problems using both logic and creative/innovative approaches, excellent numerate, computer and analytical skills, the ability to plan, prioritise and work to deadlines under pressure and the proficiency to communicate with others.
The MSc Mechanical Engineering consists of 70 credits of core modules and 50 credits of optional taught modules, along with a 60-credit summer individual project often linked with industrially sponsored research. Projects include experimental analyses, design-oriented studies and the development of mathematical or computational models. The compulsory modules will teach you about the latest, cutting-edge developments in engineering from our world-leading research groups. You will also be able to choose from a number of optional modules which will allow you to focus your studies on your areas of interest.
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Typical core modules
- Advanced Engineering Design
- Advanced Technology Review
- Finite Element Analysis or Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Individual Postgraduate Project
- Integrated Systems Analysis
- Research Planning
Typical optional modules
- Advanced Dynamics
- Additive Manufacturing and 3D-Printing
- Aircraft Propulsion Systems
- Computer Modeling Technique
- Conservation and Recycling of Materials
- Fibre Reinforced Composites Engineering
- Finite Element Analysis
- Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics
- Internal Combustion Engines
- Introduction to Aerospace Technology
- Introduction to Automotive Technology
- Making Metals Perform
- Management Studies 3
- Mathematical Techniques in Partial Differential Equations for Engineers
- Mathematics for Engineering Management
- Polymer Engineering
- Power Generation and Carbon Capture
- Robotics and Automation Technology
- Statistical Process Control and Quality Improvement
- Stress Analysis
An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in mechanical engineering or a related discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.
Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element).
- TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking).
- PTE (Academic): 55 (with no less than 51 in each element).
- MUET: Band 3.
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.
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