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Postgraduate taught

MSc Mechanical Engineering

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2020
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Entry requirements

A good degree (normally a 2:2)

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Engineering

Overview

  • Learn about the latest techniques and technologies used in mechanical engineering, and how to apply these to complex contemporary problems in a way that’s sustainable and responsible
  • Gain a range of computational skills enabling you to analyse systems using numerical methods, simulation and optimisation techniques
  • Teaching is supported by internationally-leading research in areas including nano-scale materials engineering, biomedical engineering, additive layer manufacturing and application and recycling of polymers and composites
  • Facilities include our microscopy suite, where full training is offered on a range of imaging techniques including Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam, X-Ray and CT scanner
  • Get support in finding an industry or academic project that will become the subject of your dissertation.

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Specialist facilities include microscopy suite, aerodynamics and fluids laboratories, additive manufacturing workshop and vibration testing rigs

Apply the latest techniques and technologies to complex problems sustainably

Accreditations

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

The MSc Mechanical Engineering and MSc Mechanical Engineering with Management are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The accredited MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme that do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualification for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their qualifications individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

IELTS

  • Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL

  • Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson

  • 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

This programme is modular and flexible, carrying 180 credits in total and offering flexibility in choice of modules studied.

MSc Mechanical Engineering consists of seven core engineering modules totalling 150 credits, which includes the 60-credit Engineering MSc project, and two 15-credit optional modules.

The programme begins in September each year and the taught elements are concluded by May. The Engineering MSc project, under the personal supervision of a research expert in the chosen area, continues until September.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Course variants

  • Designed for engineers seeking to study their subject at an advanced level before moving quickly to management or leadership positions
  • Modules in Management and Strategy, taught by the University of Exeter Business School, are blended with our MSc in Mechanical Engineering modules
  • Learn about the latest techniques and technologies used in mechanical engineering, and how to apply these to complex contemporary problems in a way that’s sustainable and responsible
  • Teaching is supported by internationally-leading research in areas such as nano-scale materials engineering, biomedical engineering, additive layer manufacturing and application and recycling of polymers and composites.
  • Gain a range of computational skills enabling you to analyse systems using numerical methods, simulation and optimisation techniques.

Fees

UK/EU fees per year: 

£10,950 full-time

International fees per year: 

£22,950 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

Teaching and research

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation.

You will develop transferable skills such as management and communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.

Personal Tutor

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, along with support and mentoring from graduates who are now in industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.

A research and practice-led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field. Plus, you’ll become actively involved in a research project yourself.

All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Maths support

Throughout your studies you will have access to support materials designed to refresh your knowledge of engineering mathematics. Mathematics for Engineers is a non-credit bearing online resource that covers the mathematics needed to undertake an MSc. It is an invaluable revision tool for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of common mathematical topics.

Sample mathematics test

Unsure whether your maths is good enough for an MSc? Take the short test below to find out. This has been developed in conjunction with the Mathematics for Engineers module and covers many of the topics listed above.

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Careers

Employer-valued skills

There is considerable demand in the workplace for graduates with knowledge in both a specialist technology area and in management, particularly in the modern tools and techniques to support the management of a dynamically changing engineering business.

We have an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.