University of Strathclyde

Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies

This course was introduced last year and is aimed at students who want to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering with a focus on power plant technologies. It provides mechanical engineering graduates with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical engineering topics relevant to the power generation industry. You'll also develop generic skills that allow you to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities. The course helps to make you more employable and also satisfies the further learning requirements necessary to obtain Chartered Engineer status.

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

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Electrical power systems; gas and steam turbines; advanced boiler technologies 1.
Optional modules: Engineering composites; pressurised systems; aerodynamic performance; aerodynamic propulsion systems; systems engineering 1; systems engineering 2; machine dynamics; machinery diagnosis and condition monitoring; spaceflight mechanics; advanced topics in fluid systems engineering; polymer and polymer composites; materials for power plant; energy and resources and policy; energy modelling and monitoring; industrial metallurgy.
Generic modules: Design management; project management; risk management; financial engineering; sustainability; environmental impact assessment;

Assessment methods

Assessment is by 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time 12 Months
MSc Part-time 36 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 36 36 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) England 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 5,500 (Year 1) EU 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 18,000 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 5,500 (Year 1) Scotland 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) Wales 12 12 Months

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