Research course

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Research

University of Strathclyde · Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent. Or other qualifications deemed by the Head of Department to be equivalent.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Department offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate opportunities. Research areas are loosely grouped into the following themes: energy and environment; engineering materials and metallurgy; structural integrity and machine design; and thermo-fluid sciences and multi-physics engineering. The Department houses the Energy Systems Simulation Research Unit, the Scottish Energy Environment Foundation, and the Centre for Advanced Structural Materials. There is close liaison with industry through contract research and industrial consultancy. An excellent range of computer facilities and commercial and in-house engineering analysis software is available.

Department specialisms

Research groups have international status. Joint projects take place with other departments within the University or with external partners. The research areas are: Energy and the Environment; Engineering Materials and Metallurgy; Pressure Systems and Computational Mechanics; System Dynamics and Control; Thermo-fluids and Refrigeration Imaging and Optical Methods in Mechanics.

Information for international students

For candidates whose first language is not English, minimum standards of written and spoken English are a TOEFL IBT score of 90-95 (minimum scores 21 Listening and Writing, 22 Reading 23 Speaking) or an IELTS score of 6.5 (no individual score below 5.5) Both tests valid for two years.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,900 (2014/15)
International students
£15,900 (2014/15)

Some studentships are available from the University, EC, EPSRC, and industry. Departmental research is funded by the Research Councils, EU, international initiatives and industry.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48/60 months
full time
36/42 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 548 2846