Taught course

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

University of Sheffield · Department of Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in mechanical engineering or a related subject. If you have qualifications in other science/engineering subjects such as maths or physics, or you have relevant professional experience, we’ll consider your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Like our classic MSc, this course combines advanced taught modules with research experience. But with an MSc(Res), the research project goes into much more detail.


Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in industry. You’ll get plenty of practical research experience, as well as training in research methods and management. Recent graduates now work for Arup, Rolls-Royce and Network Rail.

Core modules

Information Management for Researchers; Research Project; Advanced Experiments and Modelling.

Optional modules

A selection from

  • Reciprocating engines
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Experimental stress analysis
  • Tribology of machine elements
  • Mechanical engineering of railways
  • Nuclear thermal hydraulics and heat transfer
  • Structural vibration
  • Analysis and practice
  • Advanced finite element modelling
  • Engineering composite materials
  • Signal processing and instrumentation

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Jocelyn Storey
+44 (0)114 222 7704