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Advanced Mechanical Engineering

This programme 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.

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.

English Language Requirements for International Students

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

Course modules

Optional modules: Engineering composites; pressurised systems; aerodynamic performance; aerodynamic propulsion systems; systems engineering 1; system engineering 2; machine dynamics; machinery diagnosis and condition monitoring; spaceflight mechanics; advanced topics in fluid systems engineering; spaceflight systems; polymer and polymer composites; materials for power plant; gas and steam turbines; energy resources and policy; electrical power systems; energy modelling and monitoring; industrial metallurgy.

Generic modules: Design management; project management; risk management; financial engineering; sustainability; environmental impact assessment.

Assessment methods

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


Course fees for Scottish and EU students are £5,500. For students from the rest of the UK, course fees are £9,000. Course fees for international students are £18,000.

Please contact the department for part-time course fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgCert Full-time 9 Months
PgDip Full-time 9 Months
MSc Full-time 12 Months
MSc Part-time 36 Months

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