Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

At least a second-class UK Honours degree in engineering or science is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent usually professional qualifications, or unclassified degrees in engineering or science with relevant professional experience are also accepted. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Your studies will span advanced mechanical sciences theory, simulation and practice. You will build complex models of dynamics, static and thermo fluid systems using latest industry-standard software such as ADAMS. You will use finite element analysis to evaluate heat, stress and fluid flow problems. Failure mechanisms in real world systems and components will be investigated through fatigue analysis; you will also examine multi-body dynamic systems and turbulent fluid dynamic motion. Your chosen specialist Masters project makes up one third of the overall course.

Core units

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Masters Research Project

Option units

  • Engineering Structural Integrity
  • Power, Renewables and Sustainability
  • Sensing and Imaging
  • Bioengineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Energy Distribution and Management

You will be assessed through a combination of written reports, oral presentations, practical assignments and examinations.

Career prospects
Gaining this MSc can lead to greater professional recognition and accelerated career development. Cross-sector from rail and aerospace to the manufacturing and utilities industries, employers are keen to take on postgraduates who can learn independently and apply critical thinking and advanced problem-solving skills to real-world problems. Work could include everything from thermodynamic analysis of a high-pressure gas line to fatigue analysis of a train suspension component. The job market in engineering and technology fields is buoyant with most maintaining good economic performance. You will also be well placed to pursue further study such as a PhD or an Engineering Doctorate. components.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time UK/EU £6,930. Part-time UK/EU £1,155 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £13,300.

This MSc programme is eligible for a PEP fee scholarship for September 2014 entry. For more information, visit http://www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-courses/pep/

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

MMU Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969