Taught course

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Engineering and Materials Science

Entry requirements

A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Engineering or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme is for mechanical engineering graduates who want to specialise and upskill in this innovative and fast-growing field. You can tailor your degree programme to build on your past experience, and reflect your interests and chosen specialism.

  • Get involved in internationally-leading research at a top UK university.
  • Be taught by world-leading academics and have regular contact with them throughout the programme.
  • Work in our state-of-the-art facilities.

What you'll study

This course aims to help students become mechanical engineering specialists with advanced skills in computational modelling, numerical and experimental techniques.

You'll choose from one of our two professional pathways - Computational Design and Engineering, or Energy and Thermofluids. Upon completing this programme, we expect that you will be able to perform design and analysis of mechanical engineering systems in your chosen area, and develop novel computational and technology products for the mechanical engineering industries.

You’ll complete a substantial research project in our excellent facilities, supervised by our research staff.

You’ll also have opportunities to gain industrial experience with our industrial partners, who provide real design case studies throughout the curriculum. Recent case studies were delivered by Bridgestone, DePuys, Baxter, Artis, Corus, BAe, DSTL and Rolls Royce.


The School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) conducts high-quality research in a wide range of areas. This research feeds into our teaching at all levels, ensuring you share in the latest advancements.

You will be taught using a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, and a variety of coursework.

You will be assigned an Academic Advisor who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.


Several high-performance computing clusters owned by the university support a full spectrum of computational research.

Our well-equipped laboratories include a wide range of IC engines, heat transfer facilities, wind tunnels, an anechoic chamber, a UK CueSim flight simulator and a France-Price induction jet engine test bench.

Career paths

As a qualified Mechanical Engineer, you could find yourself working on anything from a simple switch, to more complex internal combustion engines, or an entire automobile production line.

Recent graduates of this programme are now working in roles such as:

  • Graduate Engineer at Ocado Group
  • Production Engineer at Debt Management Office (HM Treasury)
  • Strategy and Transformation Graduate at BT Group
  • Mechanical Engineer at CBRE
  • System Engineer at CPC Project Services

We host two Industrial Liaison Forums per academic year, giving students the opportunity to showcase their research projects and liaise with our industry partners.

96% of Engineering and Materials Science postgraduates are in employment or study 15 months after graduation (GOS, 2019/20)

95% of those postgraduates are in highly skilled roles (GOS, 2019/20)

Information for international students

If you're an international student you'll need to get ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) approval.

English language requirements apply, such as IELTS 6.5

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

Conditional deposit

  • Home: Not applicable
  • Overseas: £2000

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award


There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Postgraduate loans (UK students)
  • Country-specific scholarships for international students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Materials Science
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8736