Taught course

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

University of Sussex · School of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree in engineering, mathematics or physics. The undergraduate honours degree should normally be in mechanical or automotive engineering, or in a closely related discipline that has covered topics such as mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of our taught courses is to develop academic and professional excellence both for newly qualified and practising engineers who wish to extend their professional expertise in specialist areas.

Mechanical engineering plays an essential role at every level in society. This MSc aims to enhance both your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, advanced thermofluids, advanced manufacture techniques and heat transfer. Our options cover a range of application areas and allow for individual specialisation.

You benefit from our mechanical engineering expertise in the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC) and in the Dynamics, Control and Vehicles Research Group. These groups have excellent experimental and analytical facilities and strong collaborations with industry, including GE Aviation and Jaguar Land Rover.

Facilities available for practical and project work include, in the TFMRC, a wide range of air supplies including a 0.8 kg/s, 7.5-bar screw compressor, two 1 kg/s, 1.5 bar blowers, and a 10 kg/s, 3-bar centrifugal compressor; a variety of jet engines including a 2400-hp engine and several microturbines; and comprehensive instrumentation and measurement systems with both high- and low-speed data loggers and high-speed pressure sequencers. The Centre
develops computational fluid dynamics methods for general flow problems, with emphasis on turbomachinery and aerodynamics, and benefits from the University’s high-speed computing capability.

The combination of taught modules and project work provides an excellent platform to further your career in mechanical engineering.

Information for international students

Overseas entrance requirements: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/1577/33218#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678048