MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

A winning combination of advanced teaching and invaluable research experience.

My research is complemented by the research work being carried out by the Energy Research Centre at the University so it’s really beneficial to have this expertise in the same field.

Nivedita Kulkarni, MSc(Res) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

About the course

Course description 2017

Deepen your knowledge and understanding with a series of advanced engineering modules.

You choose the subjects from a list of options. You’ll also have the chance to explore a subject that interests you through your own research project.

Nivedita Kulkarni, MSc(Res) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Core modules

  • Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineers
  • Information Management
  • Advanced Experiments and Modelling
  • Individual Research Project
  • Design Innovation Toolbox

Examples of optional modules

A selection from:

  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Signal Processing and Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering of Railways
  • Sports Engineering
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Condition Monitoring

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. You’re assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

A 2:1 in mechanical engineering or a related subject. If you have qualifications in other science/engineering subjects such as maths or physics, or you have relevant professional experience, we'll consider your application.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Dr Rachel Tomlinson

We have been working with Solvay Composites to develop experimental mechanics tools to gain a focused understanding of the damage mechanisms of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer composites.

These capabilities, and the understanding gained, are being used to aid customers’ design and usage of composites, and to help the company formulate improved systems for next-generation applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Dr Rachel Tomlinson
Teaches: Experimental Stress Analysis

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Jocelyn Storey
E: me-pgadmit@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 7704

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.