Taught course

Mechanical Engineering with Project Management

Lancaster University · Engineering

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines A HND or equivalent together with substantial appropriate industrial experience may be considered.

Your degree needs to have covered modules in: Mechanics, Control, CAD, Simulation, Fluids and Thermodynamics. Knowledge of the following areas is also desirable: materials, including stress and strain, thermal behaviour and electrical properties, disruptive technologies.

Months of entry


Course content

Engineering is a multifaceted and continually evolving subject, as such this programme has been designed for engineers wishing to advance to a level appropriate for a professional engineer at the cutting-edge of the discipline, and looking to progress into technical-managerial roles.

Designed to meet the diverse demands faced by modern engineers, this MSc programme combines advanced mechanical engineering with project management. Benefiting from the teaching of some of the world’s experts in their fields, you will engage with technical modules that will increase your understanding of a range of evolving mechanical engineering topics. This will allow you to develop greater breadth and depth of technical knowledge, problem-solving and analytical skills. At the same time, you will develop project management and team-working abilities, which are highly valued by employers. The expertise you gain will be vital as you continue in your career development.

The course contains a blend of theory and practical, hands-on learning, which will both increase your understanding of the diverse range of topics and give you the confidence to apply the skills you learn in a professional environment. Engineering modules are very different in content and include case studies, workshops, group and individual exercises.

Alongside these technical modules, you will be introduced to many areas of project management, and will develop management and leadership skills while gaining experience of working in a team environment. In exploring topics such as project planning, project control, risk and resource management, you will gain the understanding required for senior engineer roles. In common with the technical modules, the emphasis is on practical application of the skills.

The programme also includes an industry-led group project and culminates in a substantial individual project, usually guided by an industrial partner. This will enable you to become familiar with applying the technical and project-management skills you have learnt in a real environment. This invaluable experience will provide you with the opportunity to bring together everything you have learnt over the year, provide you with insight into what you can expect in your career, and give you examples to draw upon in any future interview.

Information for international students

Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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