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Advanced Mechanical Engineering

This course will provide graduates with advanced knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Engineering in three ways. Firstly, high-quality taught modules will introduce advanced Mechanical Engineering topics such as turbomachinery design, computational stress analysis, plates and shells, contact and friction. Secondly, a substantial group design element will equip students with the ability to carry out advanced design in multinational teams using appropriate design standards and sophisticated engineering analysis tools. Finally, a major research and development project allows the student to demonstrate the ability to work independently on a complex topic and demonstrate initiative in the solution of engineering challenges.

Durham University has many researchers tackling problems relevant to industry and society. These are organised into three research challenges: sustainable infrastructure, future energy systems and next generation materials and microsystems. These are broad interdisciplinary challenges and will form the topics of many of the substantial projects that student will undertake. Durham students are uniquely placed to take advantage of a broad range of expertise in a general engineering department.

Entry requirements

MSc: To be admitted to the MSc course in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, you need the equivalent of a UK Honours degree to at least an upper second class standard (2:1). This should normally be in an appropriate Engineering or Engineering-related subject including modules in Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists. Although in some instances we can consider industrial or other relevant experience if you have a different first degree.

If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

Course modules

Core Modules
Research & Development Project
Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Applied Mechanics 4

Optional Modules available in previous years include:
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3
Applied Mechanics 3


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 22,500 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,300 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,300 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,300 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,300 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,300 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,300 (Year 1) England 1 Years

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