Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Loughborough University · Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any engineering discipline, or HND with appropriate industrial experience. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree (2:2) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Mechanical Engineering MSc is designed to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global market; the availability of well-designed products, processes and systems is the foundation of successful commercial enterprises.

The Mechanical Engineering programme will broaden your mechanical engineering knowledge; introduce you to new and modern subject areas, applications and practices. You will develop the technical and transferable skills highly sought after by industry or academic research.
We have high-tech laboratories devoted to:
  • Dynamics and control
  • Electronics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Materials
  • Mechatronics
  • Metrology
  • Optical engineering and high power lasers
  • Structural integrity
On completion of this programme, you should be able to:
  • Plan and monitor multi-disciplinary projects
  • Appreciate the central role of design within engineering
  • Demonstrate competence in using computer based engineering techniques
  • Analyse and understand complex engineering problems
  • Use team working skills and communicate effectively at an advanced technical level
Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading centers of excellence for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our new STEMLab, a 17 million investment, is being created to provide a state-of-the-art learning facility for our students, covering most of our Science and Engineering disciplines on campus.
The Wolfson School is engaged in a large portfolio of high quality research in many areas of core Mechanical Engineering aspects. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Government Research Exercise (REF 2014). The School has also received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, in recognition of the research being carried out.

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all elements.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1509 227158