Taught course

Mechanical Engineering H30071

De Montfort University · Faculty of Technology

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. Students without formal academic qualifications but with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. For non-native speakers, there is an English language requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Mechanical Engineering MSc builds on your undergraduate knowledge base through a number of advanced modules in core subject areas. These are supported by modules in business and electromechanics, providing you with an insight of the engineering business environment and broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines.

The course provides you with an understanding of the methodology used in research and an awareness of the numerical techniques underpinning the tools employed in mechanical and thermal analysis.

Topicality and direct application to the needs of society are also catered for, providing you with an understanding of the environmental impact of human activities and energy consumption and the role of the mechanical engineer in seeking appropriate solutions.

First semester (September to January)

- Electromechanics
- Business Environment and Energy Studies
- Numerical Techniques in Engineering
- Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Second semester (February to May)

- Advanced Solid Mechanics
- Research Methods
- Engineering Systems Dynamics and Control
- Advanced Materials and Design

Third semester (June to September)

- This is a major research-based individual project

Optional placement
We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies.

Information for international students

Useful information for international students can be found at: www.dmu.ac.uk/international DMU guarantee on-site accommodation to international students. A number of English Language courses are run for international students before courses begin in September.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-72 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months
part time
24 months


full time
4 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Technology Admissions
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