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 on this course includes:
- laboratory sessions
- project work
How you'll be assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- written exams
- 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.