University of East London

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is surely one of the most demanded and popular engineering disciplines. It is predicted that, in the United Kingdom alone, there will be demand for 100,000 new STEM (Science, Technology and Engineering) professionals per year, thus the Royal Academy of Engineering sent out a message that 'Demand for graduate engineers exceeds supply'.

As it is a requirement to have an MEng or MSc engineering qualification to achieve a professional affiliation like Chartered Engineer status, an MSc programme would address your needs to attain such status and widen and deepen your skillset for solving 21st century technical challenges.

With the recent significant investment in engineering programmes and laboratory facilities, this programme is customised for you to meet the increasing demand for general engineering professionals with advanced technical skills in the mechanical and wider engineering sector.

The programme is designed to be a broad and challenging taught postgraduate course, which would be ideal for those who seek a postgraduate qualification to enhance their knowledge, skills, and therefore their employability. The programme would furnish you with the skill sets that are required by industries.

The interactive programme will provide you with fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge and hands-on skills that a professional engineer needs for solving technical complex issues with a multi-disciplinary innovative and strategic approach.

The programme is aimed at both the home and overseas market and, in particular, students working in the general engineering and technical/management sector or students who would wish to work in these sectors.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum 2.2 Honours in any Construction related subject, Law and Business Management

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent)

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

Engineering is a growth industry and currently there is a shortage of quality engineers in the UK. Our mechanical engineering programme is unique, as there is a strong emphasis on professional life and employability skills, embedded throughout all aspects of your advanced technical course focusing on your enhanced key skills such as communication, digital proficiency, intelligence (like emotional and social) and teamwork.

An MSc qualification in Mechanical Engineering will give you a practical edge as the discipline overlaps with a number of engineering profession. There are many career paths available, ranging from hard-core engineering to consultancy and even banking, once you have completed this course. Many graduates choose to pursue a professional high-flying career in the expansive engineering sector, in roles such as consultants, designers, field engineers, project managers or senior managers.

Course Details

The MSc course is designed to meet the increasing demand for general engineering professionals with advanced technical skills in mechanical engineering.

The course will provide fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge and hands-on skill set that a 21st century engineer needs for solving technical complex issues with a multi-disciplinary, innovative and strategic approach.

This course is ideal for learners from home and overseas and, in particular, professionals working in the general engineering and technical/management sector or those who would wish to work in these sectors.

Offering a placement year as well, the programme is designed using the Engineering Council's attributes of Chartered Engineer. This is ensuring the core skills required for a 21st century competent engineer, as elaborated by the Engineering Council, are well-integrated into the programme's curriculum.

Year 1

Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Advanced Fluids
Automation and Robotics
Smart Industries and Digital Manufacturing
Structural Stability and Dynamics

Year 2

Industrial Sandwich Placement

*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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