Taught course

Mechanical Engineering (Conversion Programme)

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

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in a science or Mathematics subject, or related discipline.

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 Mechanical Engineering is a 1 calendar year conversion programme aimed at students who already have a science background (e.g. biology, mathematics, chemistry, physics), and who wish to convert to a career in Mechanical Engineering.

In your first semester, you’ll take a compulsory module in Engineering Methods, which will teach you essential engineering techniques and philosophy. Depending on your background, you’ll then take a further three conversion modules from Vector Calculus, Energy Conversion Analysis, Computer Aided Engineering and Materials Selection. In your second semester, you’ll have the option to specialise in one of the main areas of Solid Mechanics, Robotics and Automation, and Thermofluids and Combustion.

Your research project will be a major component of your degree where you will join one of our research teams and complete your project using our state-of-the-art facilities.

Our well-equipped laboratories include a wide range of internal combustion 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

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Fees and funding

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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