Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: We would normally expect you to hold at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. However, we can also consider your application without standard entry qualifications if you can provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


The course aims to:

  • Develop the skills required to design and analyse components and systems within a general engineering environment.
  • Introduce modern computer-based tools used within the industry and give you the opportunity to apply them to realistic problems.
  • Develop engineering skills including problem-solving abilities, practical competencies, critical appraisal and communication skills.

Key Facts

  • The MSc Mechanical Engineering course has been designed to reflect the increasing industrial use of complex analytical tools such as Adams Mechanisms, Finite Element Analysis and Solid Modelling techniques.
  • You will become skilled in the use of industry standard software such as Matlab/Simulink, CATIA, Ansys and ADAMS Mechanisms
  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Information for international students

The University accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. To find out if your current qualifications are comparable to British standards, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) or the International Admissions Office, telephone 0121 331 5162 or email international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. International Students can apply on-line on the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,500 (2016)

Qualification and course duration


part time
29 months
full time
13 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595
+44 (0)121 331 7994