Mechanical Engineering (MSc)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
February, September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Mechanical Engineering at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Many things rely on mechanical engineering – from mobile phones and biomedical devices, to aircraft and power plants. If you're ready to take your engineering studies further, our MSc Mechanical Engineering degree course will give you the skills you need to advance your career.

On this course, you'll develop an advanced understanding of core mechanical engineering disciplines, including design and critical evaluation of structural integrity, computational fluid dynamics, advanced materials, energy and control systems. You'll also pick up valuable transferable skills in creative thinking, critical analysis and team working.

You'll plan and produce a personal research project, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career as a mechanical engineer.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Get hands-on laboratory experience using our experimental and computational facilities dedicated to mechanical engineering, including advanced simulation and modelling software
  • Study structural integrity, control systems, advanced materials, energy systems, structural application of finite elements and computational fluid dynamics
  • Benefit from our links with industry partners in the UK and abroad, and have the opportunity to investigate real-life industrial problems
  • Tie-in your individual project with one of our research groups, and benefit from the expertise of our experienced research staff.
  • Research topics including aerospace materials, design engineering, polymers and composites, and energy engineering

What you'll study on this MSc Mechanical Engineering degree course

Core modules currently include:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Control Systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Individual Project
  • Structural Application of Finite Elements
  • Structural Integrity

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you find opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 3 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • project work

How you'll be assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • coursework
  • laboratory-based project work
  • a dissertation or major project

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a mechanical engineer in fields including design, research and development, manufacturing or the Armed Forces. You could choose to work in a small business within the mechanical engineering sector, or start your own specialist company.

What can you do with a Mechanical Engineering degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Application engineer
  • Product manufacture
  • Project management

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course startsFebruary, September, January Domestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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