Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

An honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing together with such relevant professional experience as deemed appropriate by the School.

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by IMechE and meets Chartered Engineer status. Study with Liverpool John Moores University, master modern CAD software and progress quickly as a postgraduate in this exciting industry

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this programme meets Chartered Engineer requirements
  • Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
  • Close industry links and programme widely recognised by employers as meeting requirements needed to succeed in the industry
  • Excellent career opportunities with consultancies, government bodies and public utilities as well as technical design and mechanical engineer roles
The Mechanical Engineering MSc course is designed so that you can reach senior positions as engineers and technical managers within your career. There is a focus on advanced engineering design, analysis techniques and delivering high quality project results.

The programme adds more depth to experience you may develop within undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degrees and provides a progression route if you have graduated from other relevant programmes in mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

There is a strong emphasis on applying practical analysis tools using industry standard software. Examples of specialist projects include modelling non-linear behaviour in deformed components using Finite Stress Analysis (FSA) and solving complex problems using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

You will learn advanced analytical and experimental skills so that you can design new processes, products and services when you graduate. You will gain the skills to critically analyse existing designs, their functionality and reliability.

The course incorporates many opportunities for acquiring the communications and managerial skills expected at Chartered Engineer status level. Graduating from the programme will also provide you with a sound academic base for further study in the future.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090