Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

University of the West of Scotland · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A second-class Honours degree or equivalent qualification, in mechanical engineering or related area or an equivalent professional qualification or lower qualifications with appropriate professional or industrial work experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MSc Mechanical Engineering is intended for mechanical engineering graduates (and engineering graduates from related disciplines, eg aircraft, aeronautical, product design engineering) and will deepen and widen your knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering specialist topics.

In addition to enhancing your technical skills and knowledge, the MSc Mechanical Engineering will allow you to further develop your interpersonal and transferable skills. These will allow you to function in an advanced engineering environment as a senior engineer and manager.

The taught element of the course will focus on advanced mechanical engineering subjects such as advanced fluid mechanics and CFD, applied Finite Element Analysis and structural integrity etc. However, you will have the opportunity to specialise and explore a specific subject in more detail through the master's dissertation.

Our graduates will have developed expertise to improve their employability within design and development of the automotive, aerospace, offshore, oil and gas and all main stream mechanical engineering industry sectors.

The MSc is ideal for engineers holding a BEng degree that require a further learning element to qualify for Chartered Engineer registration.

Fees and funding

Dr Les Hutchison Postgraduate Scholarship:

This scholarship scheme will see £5,000 being awarded annually to one student to support academic, career and personal ambitions. To find out more about eligibility criteria or to apply click here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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