University of Portsmouth


Drive your engineering career further with a Master's that works with your professional practice. You'll advance your understanding of core mechanical engineering disciplines, from structural integrity to control systems, and design your own project around your career needs.

On this MSc Mechanical Engineering, you'll apply current professional methodologies, assess the requirements of mechanical engineering applications, and find the optimal materials and methods to deliver your projects.

You'll plan and produce a personal research project, supported by staff expertise, that ties into the job you have - or the job you want. Previous projects have investigated the structural integrity of aerodynamic elements, the performance of natural bulletproof materials, and the effects of complex structures on fluid dynamics. 

You can begin this course in September (full-time or part-time) or January (full-time only).

Entry Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications
  • En

    glish language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

As a successful graduate of this course, you'll have an accredited postgraduate mechanical engineering qualification on your CV, proving your expertise in the sector. This sets you up for work as a mechanical engineer in fields including design, research and development, manufacturing or the Armed Forces.

Alternatively, you could choose to work in a small business within the mechanical engineering sector, or start your own specialist company. You could also progress to PhD study in mechanical engineering. 

Course Details

  • Experiment with advanced materials (alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites) and energy engineering systems, using dedicated mechanical engineering labs and simulation software
  • Connect with your lecturers' industry partners, in the UK and abroad, and have the opportunity to investigate real-life industrial problems
  • Tie-in your individual project with one of our research groups, and benefit from the expertise of our experienced research staff
  • Research topics including aerospace materials, design engineering, polymers and composites, and energy engineering.

Advanced Materials
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Control Systems
Energy Systems
Structural application of finite elements
Structural integrity
Individual project

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