Advanced Mechanical Engineering Masters/MSc

Start date
September
Duration
MSc:1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught
Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22:
£10,260 (UK students)
£24,480 (International students)
Further fee information is available.

This innovative MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering programme offers graduates excellent career prospects in a broad field of mechanical engineering-related industries. It will also provide excellent preparation for those wishing to undertake a PhD.

COVID-19

Please rest assured that we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Information for future students and applicants

The MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering is a broad-based programme covering an important and industrially-relevant portfolio of mechanical engineering modules. All the teaching is delivered by highly experienced and qualified members of academic staff who are at the cutting-edge of research in their respective fields. This programme will be attractive to graduates of mechanical engineering or related subjects.

With leading research into Advanced Mechanical Engineering, the University of Birmingham is the ideal location for bright graduates, looking for a solid and well-respected postgraduate qualification which will act as a springboard for a successful future. 

Why study Advanced Mechanical Engineering Masters at Birmingham?

  • Learn from highly experienced members of academic staff who are at the cutting edge of research and consultancy in their respective fields
  • Prepare for a wide range of careers including design, consultancy, maintenance, operations and R&D in a spectrum of industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, aerospace, energy, automotive, micro/nano technology, nuclear and defence
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the School of Engineering, enjoys a significant level of industrial engagement and sponsorship, from small-to-medium enterprises and world leading companies such as Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, and Airbus

The MSc programme has provided me with invaluable knowledge across a wide range of engineering topics. The modules are both enjoyable and intellectually rewarding whilst keeping up with the latest advancements in engineering. The course has provided me with the skills and knowledge required for me to embark on my career as a mechanical engineer.

Daljinder Sandhu, MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

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Modules

This course consists of:

  • 120 credits of taught modules studied during October-April
  • 60 credits of project-based module carried out during June-September
  • Assessment methods include a range of examinations, assignments and projects

The programme will include subject-specific technical modules of 20 credits each covering vehicle engineering, mechanics, thermal systems, energy, manufacturing processes, robotics, biomechanics, and micro electro-mechanical systems. The latter part of the programme will include a 60 credit project module.  The project can either be based at the University, or be carried out in industry.

Core modules

Optional modules

Select 80 credits from the list of optional modules ensuring that an even number of credits are taken in each semester.

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.

Fees

Please note: There is a £50 non-refundable application fee for this course. 

Annual tuition fee for 2021/22:

  • UK students: £10,260 full-time, £5,130 part-time (year 1)
  • International students: £24,480
 

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Masters students

UK students looking to pursue a Masters programme in the UK can apply for a non-means-tested loan from the British government via the Student Loans Company.

A loan of up to £11,222 is available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses (loan amount for 2020 entry).

Learn more about applying for PGL 

 Learn more about fees and funding

Scholarships

We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships for taught programmes and research opportunities to ensure the very best talent is nurtured and supported at postgraduate level.

Additional scholarships can be found in the funding database.

 

How To Apply

Please note: There is a £50 non-refundable application fee for this course. 

International applicants requiring visas

Applications to this programme from students who are international for fees will close July 2021 (to be confirmed). We will close applications as soon as the programme is full, early applications are encouraged.

UK and non-Tier 4 applicants

Applications will close in mid September 2021 (to be confirmed). We will close applications as soon as the programme is full, early applications are encouraged.

Making your application

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Our Standard Requirements

A 2.1 or a high 2.2 equivalent UK degree in Mechanical Engineering or Physics. Students graduating with a 2.2 degree can be considered on a case by case basis. We look for high 2.2 grades in Thermodynamics, Fluid-dynamics, Static and Dynamic Mechanics.

Please contact us for further information at pgtengineering@contacts.bham.ac.uk. Learn more about entry requirements

International Requirements



International Students

English language

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following English language qualifications are required:

 

IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 51 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

Postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham is a chance to learn from world leaders in their fields. This guarantees you a first-class learning experience, leading to a qualification that is respected the world over and making you an attractive prospect in a very competitive job market.

Modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, project-based and laboratory-based teaching and learning methods, providing a well-rounded educational experience and an opportunity to further develop skills prized by employers. 

Assessment methods include a range of examinations, coursework and projects. The Advanced Project module is assessed by a major report.

There will be a strong emphasis on enquiry-based learning throughout, further enhancing students’ ability to think independently and creatively.

The graduates of this programme will be ideally placed to gain employment in a wide field of careers in mechanical and related engineering.  The typical functional roles include design, consultancy, maintenance, operations, and R&D in a spectrum of industrial sectors such as manufacturing, aerospace, energy, automotive, micro/nano technology, nuclear and defence

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Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

 

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