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Course content

This course is offered full or part time over one or two years respectively. This MSc provides a qualification for recent UK Engineering graduates and equivalently qualified international students. It assumes that applicants will have a broad engineering background, which it then builds on.

Course content

The programme is divided into three stages, to complete the Master’s level qualification, you must complete six, 20 credit modules and an individual engineering project worth 60 credits. During the course, you complete four compulsory modules and choose two optional modules. Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by engineering examples and case studies and using our state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Course modules (16/17)

-Advanced Control Technology
-Computer-Aided Analysis and Visualisation of Mechanical Systems
-Condition Monitoring
-Individual Engineering Project
-Mathematical Modelling
-Professional Practice for Technologists
-System Dynamics and Vibrations

Methods of Learning

Learning methods will be varied and include seminar and case study discussions, lectures and practical sessions. The course has a strong industrial focus in the method of delivery. This very specialist course ensures that you are given the attention you deserve from staff who are approachable and helpful with a wide range of specialist backgrounds in both research and consultancy.


Sessions are held at Avenue Campus for one or two days per week (depending on module choices), the university provides a free shuttle bus for students to use.


Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial individual research project.

Facilities and Special Features

At the University of Northampton we have recently refurbished and upgraded our laboratories and research facilities to enable all of our students to learn their skills in a cutting edge and supportive environment. We enrol small cohorts onto our postgraduate courses to ensure you receive personalised support and guidance throughout your programme.


Engineering and associated industries are experiencing a major short fall in well qualified graduates, this has produced a significant demand for flexible individuals with relevant knowledge and expertise. Companies of all sorts now require professional engineers to design, acquire, install, operate, and manage engineering systems. The career opportunities for graduates from this course are, therefore, very good.

Visit the Engineering MSc page on the University of Northampton website for more details!





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