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.
Find out about our MSc programme managers on our staff profiles page.
Course duration: 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time)
Start date: September
Course fees (2015, full-time): UK/EU: £10,000; International: £19,000
Scholarships (2015): 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.
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2015. 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 2016, it will provide you with an example of what you will study.
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.
|Computational and Experimental Methods||15|
|Optional modules (study 90 credits)|
|Finite Element Methods of Analysis||20|
|Mechatronics and Robotics Applications||15|
|Automotive Chassis Engineering||15|
|Automotive Driveline Engineering||15|
|Combustion in Engines||15|
|Functional Joint Replacement Technology||15|
|Introduction to Tribology||15|
|Rotary Wing Aircraft||15|
|Vehicle and Product Systems Design||15|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis||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.
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.
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.
A UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, 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: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Our Language Centre provide a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses, which are designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.
To apply you will need to create an application account online. This will allow you to track your application at each stage of the process. For assistance please view our postgraduate taught guidelines.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, t: +44 (0)113 343 2149.