2019 start

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Research-led learning with real engineering challenge and opportunity.
Mechanical Engineering postgraduate

Course description

This highly flexible course is designed to strengthen your knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering. It offers a wide selection of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and graduates go on to work in many areas of engineering. You’ll also have the chance to further explore a subject that interests you through your individual research project.


All our MSc courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meet, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Our MSc graduates who also have an accredited BEng (Hons) will be able to show they have met all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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Core modules

A wide selection including (but not limited to):

  • MSc Individual Research Project
  • Professional Development Portfolio
  • Masters Research Mini Project
  • Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineers
  • Strategic Engineering Management and Business Practices
  • Experiments and Valid Computer Models

Optional modules

Examples include (but not limited to):

  • Railway Engineering and Sustainable Transport
  • Advanced Engineering Fluid Dynamics
  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications
  • Advanced Energy and Power
  • Human Factors and User-Centred Design
  • Human Movement Biomechanics

For more information on the optional modules available for this course, please see the course page on the Department of Mechanical Engineering website.


You’ll learn through a variety of teaching methods to support your learning including:

  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Practical work
  • Group project work
  • Virtual learning environments
  • Individual research


Our assessment methods are designed to support the achievement of your learning outcomes and develop your professional skills. This may include:

  • Integrated projects
  • Examinations
  • Portfolio work

Regular feedback is also provided, so you can understand your own development throughout the course.


12 months 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

Hadi Abulrub

We help our engineers to develop strong technical knowledge while enabling them to integrate their engineering expertise with good business judgement and effective interpersonal skills. Future engineers require an interdisciplinary approach and a mix of professional skills to solve today's complex challenges.

Hadi Abulrub
Teaches Engineering Management


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

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+44 114 222 7704

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