Taught course

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

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

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum second class honours degree or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or a related discipline. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to write for guidance in specific cases. IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Mechanical Engineering is the application of physical science to practical problem solving. As a Mechanical Engineer you could be working on anything from a simple component such as a switch, to more complex machines such an internal combustion engine or an entire system such as an automobile or a factory production line. The MSc degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering is a 1 calendar year programme forming part of a suite of programmes offered in Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London.

The MSc programmes are aimed at students who already an have an in depth knowledge of an area of Science and Engineering, and who wish to specialise further in the area of Mechanical Engineering. The programme has a choice of modules enabling you to select a Solid Mechanics, Robotics and Automation or Thermofluids and Combustion pathway thereby allowing you to follow your interests.

The Mechanical Engineering degree programmes at QMUL are delivered by a large number of specialist academic staff, who, in addition to their teaching, are involved in internationally recognised research in a wide range of topics, including:

- Energy generation and conversion, including alternative and sustainable sources
- Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
- Computational engineering, both solids and fluids
- Control engineering
- Robotics
- Materials science, including structural and functional materials

The content of the programme includes a compulsory Research Methods and Experimental Techniques module in the first semester. Besides this module, you will take modules that will align with your background, your choice of specialisation area and your project topic.

A 60 credit research project will be undertaken supervised by staff working in a wide range of research areas and students will have access to our state of the art facilities. 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 France-Price Induction Jet engine test bench, and materials synthesis and characterisation labs. Nanotechnology research is further supported by the facilities and expertise provided by Nanoforce, a company directly associated with the School.

Information for international students

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Please visit our website here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more here.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.


Qualification and course duration


distance learning
N/A months
part time
N/A months
full time
12 months
block mode
N/A months

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Materials Science
+44 (0)20 7882 8732