Masters in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the discipline of engineering that combines physics, mathematics, engineering and materials science to design, manufacture and maintain mechanical devices and systems. You will need to be able to design a product for its optimum functionality and aesthetics, manufacture devices and parts in the most efficient and cost effective way, and continue to maintain the product so that it is able to operate smoothly.

About Mechanical Engineering


The accreditation of a degree in mechanical engineering will depend on your institution. It will also be influenced by the level of study for which you are applying. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £9,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc, you will be able to build on the knowledge that you gained at undergraduate level. The modules available to study will be around more complex and specialist areas of mechanical engineering. You will cover both traditional subjects and contemporary subjects. Modules and specialisms might include aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, and manufacturing engineering, incorporating all relevant areas within these branches. Assessment methods can include written work, group projects, and a major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a degree in mechanical engineering will depend on your institution of choice, as well as the level of study you are applying for. For a postgraduate degree, most universities will require you to have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics