Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Additionally, a sound understanding of programme relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree .
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
The Masters in Mechanical Engineering & Management offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for modern engineering or technology management. The programme content includes design engineering and other mechanical engineering disciplines.
- The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK.
- You will be taught jointly by staff from the School of Engineering and the Adam Smith Business School. You will benefit from their combined resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum.
- Mechanical Engineering is a core engineering discipline that has a long history in the University of Glasgow, dating back to the 1760’s and includes famous people as James Watt.
- If you have a mechanical engineering background, but with little management experience and are wanting to develop your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of mechanical engineering, this programme is designed for you.
- You will learn to understand management principles and practices in an engineering environment, evaluate engineering information, and apply business and management tools. You will combine engineering and management knowledge and skills in projects and problem solving.
- The programme is split into two semesters and a summer session. One semester will be based in the Business School and is aimed at developing knowledge and skills of management principles and techniques. An applied approach is adopted, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.
- During the other semester there will be a combination of compulsory and optional courses that will combine to provide the required credits in Mechanical Engineering.
- In the summer session, a project will be undertaken by MSc students. The topic of the project can be either in Management, or Mechanical Engineering, in which case the topic will usually be closely allied with the research interests of the Discipline.
- This programme has a September and January intake.
Aims of the programme:
- To understand management principles and practices in an engineering environment.
- To evaluate engineering information, and subsequent application of business and management.
- To combine engineering and management knowledge and skills in projects and problem solving.
There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation for MSc students. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with engineering courses.
You will be based in the Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.Core courses
- Contemporary issues in human resource management
- Managing creativity and innovation
- Managing innovative change
- Marketing management
- Operations management
- Project management.
You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen mechanical engineering subjects.Core course
- Integrated systems design project.
- Desalination technology
- Materials engineering
- To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is an integral part of the MSc programme and many have a technical or business focus.
- You will gain first-hand experience of managing an engineering project through the integrated systems design project, allowing development of skills in project management, quality management and accountancy.
- The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.
- You can either choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Mechanical Engineering or the Management portion of your degree. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.
- Students who start in January must choose an engineering focussed project.
Examples of projects can be found online
*Posters shown are for illustrative purposes
Industry Links and Employability
- In addition to providing an in-depth area in engineering, the programme aims to give graduate engineers with little or no Management experience, the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for modern engineering or technology management.
- The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors, in the area of Mechanical Engineering include: Babcock, Howdens, Doosan & Terex.
- During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in Mechanical Engineering industries.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team