Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Materials MSc

Why this course?

This course is aimed at those who wish to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering with a focus on materials.

It's been developed to provide you with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical engineering topics. You'll also develop generic skills that allow you to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities.

The course is designed to make you more employable and also satisfies the Further Learning requirements necessary to obtain Chartered Engineer status.

This course is particularly suitable for graduate engineers in these sectors:

  • chemical, petrochemical & process engineering
  • design engineering
  • power generation
  • manufacturing
  • oil & gas
  • renewable energy

You'll study

You'll have the opportunity to select technical and specialist classes.

Compulsory classes

You'll study three compulsory classes:

  • Engineering Composites
  • Polymer & Polymer Composites
  • Industrial Metallurgy

Other specialist instructional modules

These focus on different technical aspects allowing you to tailor learning to your individual needs. When choosing technical modules, you'll discuss the options with the course co-ordinator. These include:

  • Pressurised Systems
  • Aerodynamic Performance
  • Aerodynamic Propulsion Systems
  • Systems Engineering 1 & 2
  • Machine Dynamics
  • Machinery Diagnosis & Condition Monitoring
  • Spaceflight Mechanics
  • Advanced Topics in Fluid Systems Engineering 
  • Spaceflight Systems
  • Materials for Power Plant
  • Gas & Steam Turbines

Faculty-wide generic instructional modules

You'll choose three faculty-wide generic modules which satisfy the broader learning requirements for Chartered Engineer status. You'll choose from:

  • Design Management
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Individual project

MSc students take on an individual project which allows study of a selected topic in-depth. This may be an industry-themed project or one aligned to engineering research at Strathclyde.


Our facilities include many laboratories and research centres including:

  • Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory
  • Energy Systems Research Unit
  • Future Air-Space Transportation Technology
  • James Weir Fluids Laboratory
  • Mechanics & Materials Research Centre

We have local access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.


As this is a new course starting in 2014/15, accreditation by IMechE is expected (as has been obtained for the Advanced Mechanical Engineering course), after it has been operational for one year.

MSc, MSc Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

First or second-class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or physical science.

Lower second class Honours degrees may be considered if accompanied with relevant industrial experience.

English language requirements for international students

IELTS - minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5).

English Language Requirements: IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

Latest Updates from Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Location of Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde