MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

A winning combination of advanced teaching and invaluable research experience.

The most enjoyable aspects of my course are experimenting, designing and the opportunity to work and communicate with students from other countries. After finishing my MSc I plan to return to my home country and get a job related to automobiles.

Ruiqi Pan, MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

About the course

September 2017 start

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.

Advanced Mechanical Engineering postgraduates Andrew Davies & Ruiqi Pan

Core modules

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

Examples of optional modules

A selection from:

  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • 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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September 2018 start

Course description 2018

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.

Advanced Mechanical Engineering postgraduates Andrew Davies & Ruiqi Pan

Core modules

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

Examples of optional modules

A selection from:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Mechanical Engineering of Railways
  • Sports Engineering
  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications
  • 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

Apply now

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:

Jemma Gladding
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.