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 the first three weeks 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).

Students completing an IMechE accredited degree are deemed to have met part or all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and are in a strong position to move on to achieve professional engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry.

Our accredited MSc courses 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.