MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

A winning combination of advanced teaching and invaluable research experience.

Sheffield is an international centre of excellence in mechanical engineering.

Our world-famous research centres include the Insigneo Institute, where we're revolutionising the treatment of disease, and the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing. We also work closely with the University's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

About the course

The long menu of bite-sized optional modules means you can cover a lot of ground on this course. And you'll also have the chance to explore a subject that interests you through your own research project.

You will deepen your knowledge and understanding with a series of advanced engineering modules.

We also teach the techniques and transferable skills you'll need for a career in industry, including SolidWorks, MATLAB, programming with LabView and web skills for researchers.

Core modules

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

Optional modules

A selection from:

  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Signal Processing and Instrumentation
  • Aerodynamic Design
  • Mechanical Engineering in Railways
  • Sports Engineering
  • Condition Monitoring

Teaching and assessment

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Small group work
  • Online modules


  • Exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

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Nivedita Kulkarni, MSc(Res) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

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, postgraduate student in Department of Mechanical Engineering

Key facts

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

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Your career

Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in industry. You'll get plenty of practical research experience, as well as training in research methods and management. Recent graduates now work for Arup, Rolls-Royce and Network Rail.

A world-famous department

This is one of the largest, most respected mechanical engineering departments in the UK. Our reputation for excellence attracts world-class staff and students. They’re involved in projects like improving car designs and designing jaw replacements – projects that make a difference.

Support for international students

Our students come from all over the world. We will help you get to know the department and the city. Your personal tutor will support you throughout your course. And we can help you with your English if you need it.

Labs and equipment

We've just refurbished a large section of our laboratory space and have invested over £350,000 in equipment including new fatigue testing facilities, a CNC milling centre, a laser scanning machine and a 3D printer.

Apply now

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

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

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

Jocelyn Storey
T: +44 (0)114 222 7704