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The Mechanical Engineering MSc builds on your undergraduate knowledge base through a number of advanced modules in core subject areas. Read more

About the course

The Mechanical Engineering MSc builds on your undergraduate knowledge base through a number of advanced modules in core subject areas. These are supported by modules in business and electromechanics, providing you with an insight of the engineering business environment and broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines.

The course provides you with an understanding of the methodology used in research and an awareness of the numerical techniques underpinning the tools employed in mechanical and thermal analysis.

Topicality and direct application to the needs of society are also catered for, providing you with an understanding of the environmental impact of human activities and energy consumption and the role of the mechanical engineer in seeking appropriate solutions.

Course Structure


First semester (September to January)

• Electromechanics
• Engineering Business Environment and Energy Studies
• Numerical Techniques in Engineering
• Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Second semester (February to May)

• Advanced Solid Mechanics
• Research Methods
• Engineering Systems Dynamics and Control
• Advanced Materials and Design

Third semester (June to September)

• This is a major research-based individual project

Optional placement
We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.

Teaching and assessment

The modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratories. This ensures a good balance between theory and practice so that real engineering problems are better understood through an underpinning of strong theoretical and analytical knowledge translated into practical skills.

Contact and learning hours

You will normally attend four hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time; for full-time study this would be 16 hours per week during term time. You can expect to also undertake around 24 further hours of independent study and assignments as required per week.

Academic expertise

Mechanical Engineering teaching staff are active in several important research areas, including: Combustion modelling and energy conversion research using both experimental and CFD methods to analyse efficiencies and emissions of energy systems Computational rheology, non- Newtonian biofluid simulations, viscoelastic effects on lubrication thin film flows Surface engineering via surface modification of materials for enhancement of mechanical, tribological and chemical properties.

To find out more

To learn more about this course and DMU, visit our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/open-evenings/postgraduate-open-days.aspx

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This interdisciplinary Masters degree combines teaching and research from the School of Mathematics and the School of Computing. You will be introduced to sophisticated techniques at the forefront of mathematics and computer science. Read more
This interdisciplinary Masters degree combines teaching and research from the School of Mathematics and the School of Computing. You will be introduced to sophisticated techniques at the forefront of mathematics and computer science. Based on the Schools’ complementary research strengths the programme follows two main strands:

Algorithms & Complexity Theory
This concerns the efficiency of algorithms for solving computational problems, and identifies hierarchies of computational difficulty.

This subject has applications in many areas, such as distributed computing, algorithmic tools to manage transport infrastructure, health informatics, artificial intelligence, and computational biology.

Numerical Methods & Parallel Computing
Many problems, in maths, physics, astrophysics and biology cannot be solved using analytical techniques and require the application of numerical algorithms for progress. The development and optimisation of these algorithms coupled to the recent increase in computing power via the availability of massively parallel machines has led to great advances in many fields of computational mathematics. This subject has many applications, such as combustion, lubrication, atmospheric dispersion, river and harbour flows, and many more.

This MSc will provide you with technical and transferable skills that are valued by industry.

You will gain key algorithmic tools to work across many industries including transport infrastructure, health informatics, computational biology, artificial intelligence, companies developing the internet e.g. search engines.

You could also progress onto a career in computing or finance where mathematics is valued.

It will also provide you with an excellent background if you wish to embark on a PhD in mathematics or in computer science.

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WHAT YOU WILL GAIN. - Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in mechanical engineering. - Hard hitting know-how in pumps, compressors, piping, seals and machinery safety. Read more

- Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in mechanical engineering
- Hard hitting know-how in pumps, compressors, piping, seals and machinery safety
- Guidance from experts in the field of mechanical engineering technology
- Networking contacts in the industry
- Improved career prospects and income
- A world recognized EIT Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Next intake is scheduled for October 02, 2017. Applications now open; places are limited.

There are limited places in all of our courses to ensure great interaction can be achieved between the presenters and the students.

Contact us now to receive help from experienced Course Advisors!


Whilst there is probably not a serious shortage of theoretically oriented practitioners in mechanical engineering, there is a shortage of highly skilled practically oriented mechanical technologists and engineers in the world today, due to the new technologies only recently becoming a key component of all modern plants, factories and offices. The critical shortage of experts in the area has been accentuated by retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies. This is regardless of the recession in many countries.

Many businesses throughout the world comment on the difficulty in finding experienced mechanical engineers and technologists despite paying outstanding salaries. For example, about two years ago a need developed for mechanical technologists and engineers in building process plants. The interface from the traditional SCADA and industrial automation system to the web and to mechanical equipment has also created a new need for expertise in these areas. Specialists in these areas are few and far between.

The aim of this 18 month e-learning program is to provide you with core skills in working with mechanical engineering technology and systems and to take advantage of the growing need by industry here.

The five threads running through this program are:

- Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
- Applications of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
- Energy Systems
- Industrial Automation
- Management


- Plant operations and maintenance personnel
- Design engineers
- Process technicians, technologists and engineers
- Process control engineers and supervisors
- Mechanical technicians, technologists and engineers
- Mechanical equipment sales engineers
- Pump and mechanical equipment operators
- Contract and asset managers


The course is composed of 21 modules, which cover 5 main threads, to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology:


Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
Structural Mechanics
Mechanical Drive Systems
A C Electrical Motors and Drives
Rotating Equipment Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring
Lubrication Engineering


Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning
Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
Pipeline Systems
Pumps and Compressors
Mechanical Seals
Safe Lifting
Machinery Safety


Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy Systems


Industrial Automation
Measurement and Control Systems
Management of Hazardous Areas


Project Management


What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located almost anywhere in the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. A full list of fees in a currency appropriate for every country would be complex to navigate and, with today’s exchange rate fluctuations, difficult to maintain. Instead we aim to give you a rapid response regarding fees that is customised to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For a rapid reply to your enquiry regarding courses fees and payment options, please enquire via the below button and we will respond within 2 business days.

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