Taught course

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

University of Derby · Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

You'll normally need an appropriate engineering or science undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, an equivalent professional qualification, or significant industrial or professional experience following your initial qualification. If English is not your first language, you'll also need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

International applicants

This course requires an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) certificate. As part of the programme, you will learn to research, develop and apply new technologies, develop and promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient production techniques, initiate marketing and construction concepts, and pioneer new engineering services and management methods.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Drawing on current industry practice, this MSc builds specialist skills in both mechanical and manufacturing engineering to put your career ambitions on a firm footing.

Work towards CEng status

The MSc Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering develops the skills and knowledge you will need to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) when you graduate.

Chartered Engineers use a range of fundamental scientific principles to:

  • Research, develop and apply new technologies
  • Develop and promote advanced designs and design methods
  • Introduce new and more efficient production techniques
  • Initiate marketing and construction concepts
  • Pioneer new engineering services and management methods.

Powerful industry links

Your studies will be underpinned by our excellent industry links with local businesses, including Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier and Pektron, as well as the Local Enterprise Partnership, D2N2.

We have an Industrial Advisory Panel involving representatives from our partner companies, which means we can keep up to date with current developments in the industry and pass them on to you through our teaching.


Students from this MSc programme have been involved in funded research projects at the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), and Rail Research and Innovation Centre (RRIC) within the College of Science and Engineering covering subjects of high-value manufacturing technologies such as Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, composite materials design, simulation, testing, optimisation and application, and circular economy business model and sustainable organisational change design and development.

Tailored to your needs

This course is flexible, so you will have plenty of choice in the specialist subject modules you take and the ways in which you learn.

Some modules are delivered through lectures and tutorials, some online and some in the workplace. You will study both on your own and as part of a group – and your project work will give you crucial experience of working in teams.

Fees and funding

UK students
£875 per 20 credits
International students
£14,700 for the full programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 591044