Taught course


University of Northampton · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject area. It is assumed that students will have a knowledge of Engineering from almost any discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing) and are interested in developing their engineering skills in the area of modelling, control and sustainability. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).‚Äč If you do not meet our standard entry requirements, it is possible to undertake a single module and, upon successful completion of this module, progress to the full MSc qualification, contact us at science.admin@northampton.ac.uk to discuss this option.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is offered full or part time over one or two years respectively. This MSc provides a qualification for recent UK Engineering graduates and equivalently qualified international students. It assumes that applicants will have a broad engineering background, which it then builds on.

The programme is divided into three stages, to complete the Master's level qualification, you must complete six, 20 credit modules and an individual engineering project worth 60 credits. During the course, you complete four compulsory modules and choose two optional modules. Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by engineering examples and case studies and using our state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Please note that all the modules on this course are compulsory.

• Advanced Control Technology
Introduces dynamic and design control systems, understand the inter-relationship between inputs and outputs and to learn several methods used in control design and implementation as well as advanced concepts.

• Computer-Aided Analysis and Visualisation of Mechanical Systems
Provides an opportunity for you to study advanced numerical algorithms for computer-aided analysis and design of complex multibody dynamics systems.

• Condition Monitoring
​​​​Focuses on advanced condition monitoring techniques and practice as well as how they are implemented into a range of applications.

• Individual Engineering Project
Gives you the opportunity to explore and develop engineering knowledge, advanced technical skills and project management techniques in the execution of an individual project. You will research the necessary technical information for your project, solving cross-disciplinary technical problems and present your findings.

• Mathematical Modelling
Designed to enable you to perform standard mathematical methods and techniques to solve modelling problems and how to apply them to real-life problems.

• Professional Practice for Technologists
Designed to help you gain an understanding of a range of topics and issues faced by professional engineers, including legal factors, project management, health and safety and quality initiatives.

• System Dynamics and Vibrations
Provides an opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of the theory and practice concerning advanced analysis of the dynamic behaviour of mechanical systems.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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