De Montfort University

MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Mechanical Engineering

Maximise your employment opportunities on this course, which responds to the UK engineering skills gap and the global demand for multiskilled engineers by providing industry-relevant content, placement opportunities and input from research-active teaching staff. This means our graduates are equipped to work at the forefront of this exciting industry in roles responsible for designing and developing the world around us. 

You will grow your skills across core engineering disciplines by studying modules such as Advanced Solid Mechanics and Advanced Thermodynamics, and by choosing from a range of optional modules, including Resource Efficient Design, Robotics and Digital Manufacturing. You will be supported by our academics and technicians with your individual project, a substantial piece of work focused on your specific research interests. 

In addition, you will learn about the environmental impact of human activities and energy consumption, as well as the role of the mechanical engineer in seeking solutions to the immediate needs of society. The course builds your transferable skills by giving you an insight into the engineering business environment and by broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines. 

Our graduates are working as engineers in design, development, research and manufacturing roles for companies including BMW, Siemens and Ricardo.

Entry Requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
  • If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. 
  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Career Prospects


During this course you will have the option to complete a placement year*, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.

Previous Engineering Management students have taken up placements with companies such as Caterpillar and Network Rail.

Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.

Graduate careers

Our graduates are working as engineers in design, development, research and manufacturing roles for companies including BMW, Siemens and Ricardo.  

Mechanical Engineering MSc student Yogesh Ramanathapuram Nagarajan’s research into whether 3D printers can be used to create strong enough composite materials to make planes, cars and military armours has been so impressive it was published in a prestigious international journal.

He won funding to present his research at an international conference at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and his work has been published in a special issue of the  Journal of Mechanics  (Cambridge University Press). 

Yogesh said: “It was my first time at a conference like that and it was a really good experience. I got a lot of good support at the conference from more experienced people and they gave me some very good ideas for me in the future.”

Course Details

The modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratories. This ensures a good balance between theory and practice so that real engineering problems are better understood through an underpinning of strong theoretical and analytical knowledge translated into practical skills.

Core Modules

Engineering Business Environment
Advanced Solid Mechanics
Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Study Skills and Research Methods
Individual Project

Optional Modules

Numerical Techniques in Engineering
Advanced CAE and FEA
Resource Efficient Design
Digital Manufacturing
Structural Integrity: Design Against Failure
Composite Materials
Computation Fluid Dynamics
Systems Operations Management
Low Impact Manufacturing
Advanced Dynamics Contro

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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