Mechanical Engineering Msc

Mechanical Engineering Msc

By studying MSc Mechanical Engineering course you will engineer a better future.  A highly-respected course, our course will enhance your strategic management and leadership capabilities. The course builds on sustainable futures and the Government's STEM agenda, helping you to gain the knowledge and attributes needed to thrive in this ever-changing industry, and you'll work on industry-standard complex analytical tools such as Matlab/Simulink, CATIA, Ansys and ADAMS Mechanisms.

You will work collaboratively with tutors, practitioners, theorists and designers, equipping you with everything you need launch your career. In the UK, companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda all require a constant supply of highly-skilled engineers, and our course will ensure you have a fully-rounded experience in mechanical engineering.

Advance your knowledge and understanding, develop your critical thinking and prepare to work across a range of organisations with our MSc Mechanical Engineering course. Overall the course aims to produce skilled engineers capable of undertaking mechanical engineering tasks within and across organisations utilising the latest tools and technologies.

The course will encourage creative thinking and the development of engineering leadership skills. Building on a foundation of the generic skills required by tomorrow’s engineers, the courses explore the wider context of engineering, as well as the application of advanced engineering principles to solve problems through research. You will engage in independent study and systematic enquiry at an advanced level and take responsibility for the conclusions drawn from it.

There will be opportunity to integrate and differentiate a variety of traditions and bodies of knowledge and to continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills at an advanced level through research led modules. In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in computer aided methods and intelligent technologies, hence, there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry. The course has previously achieved academic accreditation from the IMechE and IET. This accreditation has been maintained in recognition for demonstrating that key principles have been incorporated and integrated into the curriculum design and module development of the courses.

The teaching and learning on the courses focuses and emphasises the importance of the body of knowledge and ensures that we incorporate it within the guiding principles underpinning these courses. In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in computer aided methods and intelligent technologies, hence, there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements

  • We would normally expect you to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
  • However, we can also consider your application without standard entry qualifications if you can provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course

Career Prospects

The Professional Placement option will allow you to complete a credit bearing, 20 week Professional Placement as an integral part of your Master’s Degree. The purpose of the Professional Placement is to improve your employability skills which will, through the placement experience, allow you to evidence your professional skills, attitudes and behaviours at the point of entry to the postgraduate job market.  Furthermore, by completing the Professional Placement, you will be able to develop and enhance your understanding of the professional work environment, relevant to your chosen field of study, and reflect critically on your own professional skills development within the workplace.

You will be responsible for finding and securing your own placement.  The University, however, will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study.  You will also benefit from support sessions delivered by Careers+ as well as advice and guidance from your School. 

Placements will only be confirmed following a competitive, employer-led selection process, therefore the University will not be able to guarantee placements for students who have registered for the ‘with Professional Placement’ course.  All students who do not find a suitable placement or do not pass the competitive selection process will be automatically transferred back to the standard, non-placement version of the course.

There are many challenging and rewarding career opportunities for practitioners able to operate at a senior level in the mechanical, automotive, aeronautical and offshore engineering industries. Never has the need been greater for highly skilled, innovative engineers.


Course Details

Thermofluids 20 credits
Control Engineering 20 credits
Advanced Systems Engineering 20 credits
Advanced Dynamics 20 credits
Advanced Materials and Manufacture 20 credits
Research Methods 20 credits
Individual Master’s Project 60 credits

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