Entry requirements

Entry can be made to the course through holding at least a lower second class award (average of 60% or above marks) of BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering or other related subject.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications or relevant work / life experience who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from Master-level studies are welcome. If you have not studied recently you may need to undertake a Top-Up degree Entry programme first.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate competence in the language. The normal minimum standard required is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Mechanical Engineering is aimed at both new graduates and industry professionals who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge in wide range of mechanical engineering subjects, including computational mechanics, thermodynamics, materials technology, computer aided design and engineering simulation. The course is designed as a direct response of growing industry demand and shortage of skilled workforce in mechanical engineering profession. In addition to technical specialisation, the MSc course will prepare students for professional careers in mechanical engineering requiring high levels of judgement, team-working, leadership, initiative, delegation and decision-making responsibilities.

Professional Accreditation

Accreditation will be sought from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET).

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course adopts a range of approaches to the delivery of curriculum including: case studies, lectures, practical sessions, independent learning guided by a tutor and tutorial sessions.

Assessment of learning is conducted by a range of methods including: tutorial questions, examination, use of online assessment via Blackboard questions, extended assignments, presentations, poster defence and written reports.

The course benefits from world-class facilities in computational mechanics, tribology, surface engineering and additive manufacturing with a wide range of equipment (laboratory and industrial scale) and computer modelling facilities relevant in mechanical engineering.


Having an MSc in mechanical engineering will boost your career prospects. The course is therefore suitable for engineers who have recently graduated as well as those with experience who are seeking to extend their knowledge, or update their qualifications with a view to promotion or other new position. On completion of the course you will have the skills suitable for careers in a wide range of industry sectors including automotive, aerospace, energy and railway industries. You will have the opportunity to progress into a diverse range of careers in product design and development, computer modelling and simulation, materials engineering and manufacturing.

On successful completion of this programme, students will also be eligible to apply for progression to PhD studies within Engineering in UCLan.

Fees and funding

UK students
See website

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions Coordinator
+44 (0)1772 892400