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School of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc

Advanced Mechanical Engineering - Masters Course

Overview

This postgraduate course offers a broad range of advanced subjects across the mechanical engineering disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of computational methods and packages in mechanical engineering analysis, design and manufacture.

Through selecting modules from a wider range of options, the course can be individually tailored to ensure that it meets your particular needs and interests. It is aimed at graduate engineers who wish to pursue a career in industry using advanced engineering techniques or those wishing to gain in depth knowledge for a career in research in industry or academia.

Course duration: 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £16,800
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £2,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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Modules

The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 75 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules Credits
Computational and Experimental Methods  15
Professional Project 75
   
Optional modules (study 90 credits)  
Aerodynamics with Computational Fluid Dynamics 20
Finite Element Methods of Analysis 20
Mechatronics and Robotics Applications 15
Automotive Chassis Engineering 15
Automotive Driveline Engineering 15
Combustion in Engines 15
Surface Engineering 15
Biotribology 15
Biomaterials 15
Functional Joint Replacement Technology 15
Introduction to Tribology 15
Aerospace Structures 15
Rotary Wing Aircraft 15
Aerospace Systems and Propulsion 15

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Career options
After graduating from this course, you will be in a good position to seek employment with many leading organisations such as Airbus, Bentley Motors, Bombardier Transportation, Crompton Technology Group, Cummins UK, DePuy International, EAS Engineering, E-ON UK, Faraday Packaging Partnership, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan Motor Company, Prodrive, Ricardo UK and Siemens.

Graduate destinations
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2:1), or higher, in a relevant engineering discipline.

Successful applicants will have previous studies covering advanced mathematics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials and dynamics. Some optional modules will also require studies covering thermodynamics but this is not essential to gain entry onto the course.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

How to apply

The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: pgmech@leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 2149.