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Advanced Mechanical Engineering (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

Course Description

Why this course?

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provides a route for you to achieve Chartered Engineer status. It focuses on the areas of aerospace, energy, materials and power plant technologies.

Mechanical engineers are currently in demand in all types of industry. The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering has been developed to provide high-calibre mechanical engineering graduates with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical topics, together with generic skills that will allow them to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities.

This course will help you to gain expert knowledge in advanced mechanical engineering topics. You'll also have the opportunity to take modules in general skills such as project management and risk analysis. These are necessary skills for any professional engineer.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedmechanicalengineering/

Specialist pathways

In addition to the Advanced Mechanical Engineering programme, the following specialist pathways are offered:
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace (MSc)
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems (MSc)
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies (MSc)

You’ll study

You can take up to nine technical modules and three generic modules. MSc students also undertake an individual project.

If you're taking the Advanced Mechanical Engineering (without specialisms) you’re free to select from any of the classes below.
- Energy Systems Compulsory Modules
- Materials Compulsory Modules
- Power Plant Technologies Compulsory Modules
- Aerospace Optional Modules
- Energy Systems Optional Modules
- Materials Optional Modules
- Power Plant Optional Modules
- Generic Modules

If you’re on a specialist programme, you must include the three compulsory modules from your area of specialism, which you'll find in the 'course content' tab.

MSc students take on an individual project which allows study of a selected topic in-depth. This may be an industry-themed project or one aligned to engineering research at Strathclyde.


Our facilities include many laboratories and research centres including:
- Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory
- Energy Systems Research Unit
- Future Air-Space Transportation Technology
- James Weir Fluids Laboratory
- Mechanics & Materials Research Centre

We have local-access to a 3500 node region supercomputer.


This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meets requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS - minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5).

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

Students select from a combination of specialist and generic modules. The specialist modules focus on different technical aspects allowing tailored learning to suit individual needs. The generic modules provide other skills which are considered necessary for professional engineers.

To qualify for the MSc, students undertake an individual project which allows study of a selected topic in depth, normally industry-themed or aligned to engineering research at Strathclyde.


The course is assessed through written assignments, exams and the individual project.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/

Visit the Advanced Mechanical Engineering (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Korawin Sriniratsai

The learning atmosphere and the quality of the engineering department are the most significant reason in choosing Strathclyde.


Entry Requirements

Degree in engineering or physical sciences or equivalent professional qualification. Preferably a first a second class honours degree, equivalent to a UK 2:1 degree. A 2:2 may be considered with relevant work experience.

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £9,000; International £16,700

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