Mechanical Engineering MSc

Join our masters course and develop the skills you need to build a successful career in mechanical engineering.

 

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course type

Full-time

Course format

No placements

Duration

12 months full-time

UCAS code(s)

n/a

Start date

Overview
Why explore Mechanical Engineering at Aston University

Teaching staff from Mechanical Engineering talk about what they love about the subject.

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“During this course I acquired a high level of proficiency in using SolidWorks, which is widely used in industry as a CAD software. Creating and modelling my designs into a working prototype was always exciting and enjoyable.”

Sayed Zarar Ahmad, MSc Mechanical Engineering

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“During this course I acquired a high level of proficiency in using SolidWorks, which is widely used in industry as a CAD software. Creating and modelling my designs into a working prototype was always exciting and enjoyable.”

Sayed Zarar Ahmad, MSc Mechanical Engineering

Course outline and modules

Mechanical engineers are innovators at the cutting edge of technology, designing machines, structures and devices for every application and in every shape and size. 
Our Mechanical Engineering masters course gives you the academic knowledge and training you need to become a Chartered Engineer as well as the opportunity to develop your team working and communication skills.  
 
The course is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains up-to-date with current industrial practices and, in addition to the core modules, enables you to develop a specialism in either computational modelling, sustainable engineering or engineering design. 
 
What you’ll learn 

Through the course you will develop a comprehensive understanding of scientific principles, learn how to test and critically evaluate concepts and use engineering analysis and computational methods to assess the likely success of their application. 
 
You’ll also gain an understanding about business strategy and operations, developing your project management skills and learning how to manage risks and work effectively as part of a team.  
 
CDIO - Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate: This is the innovative and hands-on teaching framework on which our curriculum is based, empowering you with the ability to apply your skills to real-world situations and take your learning to the next level. 

Accreditation 

The MSc Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and meets the educational requirements of Chartered Engineer (CEng). 

Entry requirements

  • The normal entry requirement for applicants for this programme is a first or  second class UK Honours Degree in engineering, physical science, mathematics or a related subject or overseas equivalent.
     
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.
    For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.
     

References: Please provide at least one reference (preferably academic).

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor. 
 

Learning, teaching and assessment

The programme will be assessed through a combination of written and oral examinations, class tests, individual and group coursework, projects, presentations and practical assessments. 
 
You will also complete a major project, which accounts for a third of the total credits required to complete the course successfully. 

Core modules:

•    Sustainable Energy 
•    Design Studio
•    Research Project 
•    Major Project

Elective Modules: 

•    Project Management  AND/OR Product Introduction Processes
•    Water Treatment Technologies AND/OR Practical Numerical Methods 
•    Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applications 
•    CAD Principles and Materials Selection 
•    Advanced Computer Aided Design (ADVCAD) 
•    Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis 
•    Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application 

Fees and scholarships

UK students (2021/22)

Annual tuition fees: £9,450

EU/International students (2021/22)

Annual tuition fees: £18,750

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

Scholarships

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here. If you are a UK or EU student, please email seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk for information on funding. 

Career prospects

Our graduates have a strong record of finding suitable positions. This course is right for you if you’re looking for a career in engineering or manufacturing, especially if you’re aspiring towards a senior management role. 

International students

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on many of our postgraduate programmes. Students from over 120 different countries chose to study with us every year and Aston is not only a great place to study, based in the centre of Birmingham it’s also a great place to live.

Post-study work visa

Aston University welcomed the creation of a new immigration route which will enable international students to remain in the UK for two years after they have completed their studies to find work. The new post-study work visa will apply to international students starting undergraduate and postgraduate courses from 2020.
More information on post-work visas.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study an MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Aston? 

If you’re looking to develop your career and gain the skills you need to move into senior management in the engineering or manufacturing sectors, this course could be for you. 

What will I be doing on the MSc in Mechanical Engineering course at Aston? 

You will be gaining the knowledge and skills you need to develop your career and take on a senior role in engineering management. You’ll learn through a combination of taught modules and by undertaking a major project. 

Does accreditation matter? 

Yes. Working towards accreditation with your professional body means that you are among the best in your field. The MSc Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and meets the educational requirements of Chartered Engineer (CEng). 

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