The MSc in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a flexible route to a Masters qualification for students who have completed a Bachelors degree. It addresses advanced topics over a wide range of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering subjects. Within the MSc, there is a wide range of module options and an excellent opportunity to engage in topical research with leading research groups within the School of Engineering, as an important part of this programme is a research dissertation, which directly builds on some of the content of the modules.
The M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering consists of taught modules and a project together amounting to 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules totaling 50 ECTS credits. In the first semester students must take modules worth at least 20 credits and the balance of the credits in the second semester. M.Sc. students will also complete a substantial research project and submit a dissertation which accounts for a further 40 credits to be eligible for the award of the degree. Those not undertaking the dissertation (or who have partially completed it) may, with approval of the Course Director, take the alternative Engineering Project module (10ECTS) in order to be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.