Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between the MSc and MSc(Res) courses?

Our MSc(Res) courses are designed to have a strong focus on research. They combine taught modules with a substantial research project worth more than half of your overall credits (95 out of 180). These courses are ideal if you're interested in developing your research skills or want to study a particular topic in depth.

Our MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering and MSc Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management involve a smaller research project (60 credits for Advanced Mechanical Engineering and 40 credits for Industrial Management), giving you more opportunity to choose from our wide range of optional modules.

How is the individual project allocated?

You will be given a list of available projects during Intro Week (the first week of term). You’ll be able to select three titles and place them in order of preference and you'll be allocated a title from these projects soon after.

Are the MSc courses accredited?

All of our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).

Accredited degrees fulfil the academic requirements necessary for membership of the IMechE and to obtain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.