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Mechanical Engineering

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). This stimulating and rewarding programme is designed for candidates who have already completed an undergraduate degree and who want to further their knowledge before entering employment. It will equip students with the ability to make informed judgements on the most appropriate way to solve a range of mechanical engineering problems, providing graduates with excellent career prospects. The course covers the development of mechanical engineering tools, methods and techniques for problem solving, the ability to formulate an adequate representation of sets of experimental data, the use of these tools and techniques for real world applications. The research project is of high industrial relevance. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Entry requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Mechanical Engineering course is a first or upper second class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline (for example, physics or mathematics).

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: composite materials; strategic project planning; simulation based product design; advanced solid mechanics; advanced thermos fluid mechanics; additive manufacturing; entrepreneurship for engineers; polymer processing; systems monitoring, control, reliability, survivability, integrity and maintenance; process metallurgy and optimisation; optimisation; power generation systems.

Assessment methods

The award of the MSc is based on satisfactory performance in examinations, continuous assessment and research dissertation. The examinations are taken in January and May/June and, if passed satisfactorily, students move on to the full-time research project during the summer. The research dissertation is submitted in September and is examined externally.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,950 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,150 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 (Year 1) International 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years

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