University of Portsmouth - MSc Mechanical Engineering

University of Portsmouth

MSc Mechanical Engineering

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. 

Entry Requirements

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

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

  • ATAS Required.

Career Prospects

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a mechanical engineer in fields including design, research and development, manufacturing, or the Armed Forces. You could choose to work in a small business within the mechanical engineering sector or start your own specialist company.

Career opportunities include:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Product manufacture
  • Project management

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, career events, recruitment fairs, and individual advice.

Course Details

Master's degrees may require more time for students due to work or family responsibilities. The course structure includes 3 years for part-time study, 12 months for full-time study starting in September, and 16 months for full-time study starting in January. Students can expect 10 hours of teaching time per week, with 20 hours of independent study per week. The last 3 months of the course will focus on a research project. Master's studies are deeper and more specialized than undergraduate degrees, allowing students to focus on a topic that matters to them and their career. Independent study and research are more common, but teaching time will be primarily in-person and face-to-face. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and project work. These indications are subject to change.

Course Modules

Advanced Materials - 20 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics - 20 credits
Control Systems - 20 credits
Energy Systems - 20 credits
Structural Application of Finite Elements - 20 credits
Structural Integrity - 20 credits
Individual Project - 60 credits

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