Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

University of Hertfordshire · School of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in mechanical or related engineering disciplines. Other academic disciplines will be conisidered on merit.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering has been developed to meet the growing need for postgraduate skills within the engineering industry, and the demand for professional development for graduate engineers. The programme integrates the mechanical engineering subjects with key generic skills in management and research methods. This approach will help to develop your critical thinking skills as a future engineering manager, or technical specialist enabling you to effectively analyse technical and management issues. The University of Hertfordshire has a worldwide reputation for excellence in applied mechanical engineering. This international reputation will give you the opportunity to study with graduates from universities worldwide. You will benefit from the expertise of guest speakers from industry where relevant and appropriate.

Course integrates mechanical engineering subjects with key generic skills in management and research methods. It focuses on links between engineering analysis and design and supporting management skills, providing a blend of knowledge and experience of practical application through case studies and project work. Core modules: control of mechanical systems; advanced computer-aided engineering; nonlinear computational techniques; dynamics and performance of mechanical systems; advanced thermodynamics and thermal systems; operations management; operations research; quality, reliability and maintenance; MSc individual major project.

Information for international students

If English is not the first language, an IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent, will be required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-18 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1707 284800