Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Mechanical engineering plays an essential role at every level in society.

Our course is for you if you’re a newly qualified or practising engineer looking to improve your expertise in specialist areas. Our MSc will enhance both your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in areas such as:

  • computational fluid dynamics
  • advanced thermofluids
  • advanced manufacture techniques
  • heat transfer.

You’ll develop your academic and professional excellence. Our options cover a range of application areas – you’ll be able to specialise in your area of interest.

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

Why choose this course?

  • 88% of our research outputs and 90% of our research impact is categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • We have strong links with industry, well-equipped research and teaching laboratories, and we help you with your professional development.
  • You’ll be supervised by research-active faculty and become part of our vibrant international community.
“I improved my technical and problem-solving skills, and had the opportunity to attend lab sessions and seminars presented by well-known companies and engineers.” Pavlos Dimitriou
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc 

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class lower division or GPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in engineering (mechanical or automotive), mathematics, or physics. You can also apply for this course if your qualification is in a closely related discipline where you have studied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for international students

Yes. You should apply for this course as early as possible so that you have time to apply for ATAS clearance. Find out more about ATAS

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system.

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

There are core modules and options, and a supervised project. Modules are taught in the autumn and spring terms, with examination periods in January and May. Your project is undertaken over the spring term and the summer. It leads to submission of your dissertation and project presentation.

Modules are assessed via:

  • laboratory reports
  • essays
  • unseen examinations.

MSc project

You’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. You may have opportunities to work with an industrial partner.

Some of our previous students’ project work has led to journal and conference publication, giving them a head start in their careers.

The project demands individual responsibility and promotes skills deveopment in:

  • project management and planning
  • resourcing and scheduling
  • documentation and communication
  • critical awareness and creative thinking.

Project assessment can include interim reports, presentations and a dissertation. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in our Department. A member of faculty supervises the project.

Modules

These are the modules running in the academic year 2017. Modules running in 2018 may be subject to change.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

Our experts

  • Creative Technology

    Our Creative Technology research is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology and how these are changing.

    We investigate interaction in the broadest sense, considering it in relation to digital technologies, connected physical artifacts, people’s experience and cognition, and their practices with mobile, immersive, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering

    Research interests

    Big Data Analytics, Business models for Digital innovation, E-Business Models, Internet of things, Medical Informatics, Numerical Analysis, Remote Sensing & Earth Observation

    View Natalia Beloff's profile

    Prof Peter Cheng

    Prof Peter Cheng

    Professor of Cognitive Sciences

    Research interests

    Cognitive Science, Human computer interaction, Knowledge visualisation / information visualisation / visual analystics, Tactile graphics - cognitive science of, User-authentication - cognitive biometric

    View Peter Cheng's profile

    Prof Judith Good

    Prof Judith Good

    Professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion

    Research interests

    Autism Spectrum Disorders, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Learning, Learning Programming, Mobile Computing, Multimedia, Simulations for Learning, technology for autism

    View Judith Good's profile

    Dr Kate Howland

    Dr Kate Howland

    Lecturer In Interaction Design

    Research interests

    End-user programming, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Human computer interaction, Interaction design, Novice programming, Participatory Design, Technology Enhanced Learning

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    Dr Paul Newbury

    Dr Paul Newbury

    Senior Lecturer In Multimedia Systems

    Research interests

    Technology Enhanced Learning, Virtual Prototyping

    View Paul Newbury's profile

    Dr Marianna Obrist

    Dr Marianna Obrist

    Reader in Interaction Design

    Research interests

    HCI - User Interaction, Human-Computer Interactions, Interaction design, Sensory experience and methodologies

    View Marianna Obrist's profile

    Prof Sriram Subramanian

    Prof Sriram Subramanian

    Professor of Informatics

    Research interests

    Display Devices, Haptic Technology, HCI - User Interaction, Music and Acoustic User Interfaces, Shape-memory Alloys

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    Dr Martin White

    Dr Martin White

    Reader in Computer Science

    Research interests

    3D Reconstructions, Blockchain Applications, Digital Heritage, Healthy Living Applications

    View Martin White's profile

  • Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group

    This group is known internationally for its high-quality automotive research and fundamental work in dynamics and control, with specific interest in:

    • the convergence of control
    • non-linear dynamics
    • structural mechanics
    • signal-processing activities applied mainly to automotive engineering
    • tribological research. 

    It has attracted research grants from, and formed collaborations with, a variety of local, national and international public and industrial sources including:

    • the EPSRC
    • the Royal Society
    • Jaguar Land Rover
    • SKF.
    Prof Julian Dunne

    Prof Julian Dunne

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    Automotive Applications, Dynamic systems, Neural networks, Nonlinear systems, Optimal Control, Vibration (Mechanical)

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    Prof Peter Fussey

    Prof Peter Fussey

    Industrial Research Professor

    Research interests

    Automotive Applications, Combustion, Control Engineering, diagnostics, Emissions (Combustion), Model Predictive Control, Noise and Vibration Control, Optimal Control, Real-time Software Systems, Software Quality, Systems modelling, Vehicle Emissions

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    Dr Romeo Glovnea

    Dr Romeo Glovnea

    Reader in Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    lubrication, mechanical transmissions, Rheology, solid body mechanics, tribology

    View Romeo Glovnea's profile

    Dr Yevgen Petrov

    Dr Yevgen Petrov

    Reader in Structural Dynamics

    Research interests

    Aeroelasticity, Damping of Vibration/Motion, Finite Element Methods, Mechanical engineering, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Optimisation Problems, Rotor Dynamics, Structural dynamics, Vibration (Mechanical)

    View Yevgen Petrov's profile

    Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos

    Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos

    Lecturer in Power Electronics

    Research interests

    Batteries for Energy Storage, community energy, Dist'n of alternative energy vectors, Distributed Energy Resources, Distributed Power Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Energy - Marine and Hydropower, Energy Hubs, Energy network simulation, Energy Storage, HVDC, Intelligent Control, Intelligent Power Systems, multiple energy carriers, Power Electronics, Reliability: Energy generation, Renewable Energy, Small Scale/Domestic Wind Energy Systems, Smart Grids, Sustainable Energy Networks, Virtual Power Plants, Wave Energy, Wind Power

    View Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos's profile

    Dr Chang Wang

    Dr Chang Wang

    Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    3D printing, Additive Manufacturing, Biomechanics for Orthopaedics, Computer Aided Modelling, Engineering Design, Engineering Stress Analysis, Finite Element Methods, Mechanical engineering, Solid Mechanics, Structural Engineering

    View Chang Wang's profile

  • Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group

    Our research is focused on:

    • digital image processing
    • computer vision
    • optical computing
    • network and control theory
    • medical and biological imaging and image processing, with a particular focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    These activities find application in a range of strategically important areas including product security, biometrics, automated face recognition, event detection and traffic monitoring.

    Dr Phil Birch

    Dr Phil Birch

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    3D Microstructures, Adaptive Optics, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biometric Imaging and Analysis, Coherent Optics, Computer Vision & Image Processing - Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision - Tracking, Deep learning, Diffractive Optics, Lasers - Biomedical Optics, Lasers and Optics, Light, Microscopy - Optical, Optical Computing, Optics - Biomedical, Optics - Imaging, Photonics, Polarisation

    View Phil Birch's profile

    Prof Chris Chatwin

    Prof Chris Chatwin

    Professor in Engineering

    Research interests

    Communication technology, Computer Middleware, Computer Systems and Architecture, Computer Tomography (CT), Computer Vision & Image Processing - 3D, Computer Vision and Image Processing - Security, Electrical Impedance Tomography, Functional imaging for health, Health Informatics, Image and Vision Computing, Lasers and Optics, Manufacturing Systems and Integration, Mathematical modelling, Medical and health interface, Medical Informatics, Neural networks, Neurocomputing, Ontologies, Optical Communications, Optical Fibres, Satellite and Microwave Systems, Space science, Tomography for healthcare

    View Chris Chatwin's profile

    Dr Tai Yang

    Dr Tai Yang

    Reader in Computer & Control Engineering

    Research interests

    Control Engineering, Micro grid, Renewable Energy

    View Tai Yang's profile

    Dr Rupert Young

    Dr Rupert Young

    Reader in Engineering

    Research interests

    Computer Vision & Image Processing - Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Image Processing - Security, Genetic Algorithms (CS), Holography Instrumentation, Medical Informatics, Photonics

    View Rupert Young's profile

  • Sensor Technology Research Centre

    The Sensor Technology Research Centre (STRC) is a world-leading centre focusing on sensor technologies, mobile and wireless technologies and their applications.

    The research attracts funding from:

    • the EPSRC
    • TSB
    • the EU
    • a number of industrial collaborators.
    Dr Falah Ali

    Dr Falah Ali

    Reader in Digital Communications

    Research interests

    Mobile and wireless communications, Vehicle communications, Wireless sensor networks

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    Dr Anna Barnett

    Reader in Space Research

    Research interests

    Astronomy & Space Science Technologies, Gamma Ray Astronomy, III-V - Quantum Devices, III-V Arsenides, III-V Nitrides, III-V Optoelectronic Circuits, III-V Semiconductors, III-V Semiconductors (Optoelectronic), III-V Thin Film Arsenides and Phosphides, Instrumentation for Particle Physics Or Astronomy, Instrumentation, sensors and detectors, Optoelectronic Detectors and Receivers, Photodetectors, Photodiode, Planetary science, Radiation Effects on Instrumentation, Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Electronic Structure, Semiconductor Structure/Growth, Silicon Semiconductors, Space science, Spaceflight, X-ray Astronomy, X-ray Fluorescence, X-ray Imaging

    View Anna Barnett's profile

    Dr Niko Munzenrieder

    Dr Niko Munzenrieder

    Lecturer in Sensor Technology

    Research interests

    Clean room Processing, Flexible Electronics, Large-area Electronics, Oxide Semiconductors, Semiconductor Technology, Thin-film Transistors

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    Prof Maziar Nekovee

    Prof Maziar Nekovee

    Professor

    Research interests

    5G Mobile Communications, Biomimetic Complex Fluids, Cognitive Radio/Cognitive networks, Complex Networks and Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet Protocols, Mathematical modelling, Parallel Computing Apps - High Performance Computing, Quantum Many Body Theory, Semiconductor Devices, Techno-economical modelling, Telecommunications

    View Maziar Nekovee's profile

    Dr Menguc Oner

    Dr Menguc Oner

    Lecturer in Communications and Signal Processing

    Research interests

    blind estimation, Cognitive Radio, signal identification, spectrum sensing, Statistical Signal Processing, Wireless Communications

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    Dr Daniel Roggen

    Dr Daniel Roggen

    Reader In Sensor Technology

    Research interests

    Activity recognition, Ambient intelligence, Applied machine learning, Assistive Technologies for Rehabilitation, context awareness, Context recognition, Embedded systems, Human-Computer Interactions, Mobile Computing, Mobile Robots, Sensor technologies, Smart Sensors, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable computing

    View Daniel Roggen's profile

    Dr Zhengguo Sheng

    Dr Zhengguo Sheng

    Lecturer in Advanced Networks and Communications

    Research interests

    Cloud computing, Communication and signalling, Internet of things, Machine-to-Machine, Mobile and wireless communications, Power line comunications, Vehicle communications, Wireless Communications, Wireless Sensor Networks (Comms)

    View Zhengguo Sheng's profile

  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre

    The Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC) is a dedicated research laboratory specialising in flow and heat transfer, and has substantial experimental and computational facilities.

    It has a proven track record in research, particularly in relation to gas turbine engines, and has attracted significant funding over previous years from industry, the European Commission and the EPSRC to conduct cutting-edge research on a wide range of engineering problems. It is now engaged in a major collaboration with GE Aviation.

    Dr Vasudevan Kanjirakkad

    Dr Vasudevan Kanjirakkad

    Lecturer in Experimental Thermofluid Mechanics

    Research interests

    Experimental Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer, Turbomachinery

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    Prof Martin Rose

    Prof Martin Rose

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests

    Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics (Continuum), Gas Turbines, Internal Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery, Unsteady Flow

    View Martin Rose's profile

    Dr Esra Sorguven

    Dr Esra Sorguven

    Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

    Research interests

    Aero-acoustics, Cardiovascular systems, Fluid Dynamics, Large Eddy Simulation, Thermodynamics, Turbomachinery

    View Esra Sorguven's profile

Course enquiries

+44 (0)1273 678048 
enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

Find out more about the Department of Engineering and Design

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£9,500 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£9,500 per year
International students:
£19,200 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,280 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

There is a demand for highly qualified engineers worldwide.

Graduates of our courses in mechanical and automotive engineering have the choice of careers in the transportation, manufacturing, energy-supply and sustainable-energy industries, telecommunications, electronics, automotive and control.

Destinations of recent graduates include:

  • mechanical applications engineer with Maclaren
  • Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery
  • Rydon (construction)
  • Ricardo
  • Jaguar Land Rover.

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the School of Engineering and Informatics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent Engineering students have gone on to jobs including:

  • technician, Draeger
  • RF engineer, Elebram Systems
  • researcher, University of Oxford.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

MSc Individual Project

  • 60 credits
  • All Year Teaching, Year 1 credits

The Masters Individual Project is designed to expose you to a real-life engineering problem to which you apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the area of your degree. The work must be completed within budget, using available resources, by a specified deadline, and presented to an audience not necessarily directly familiar with the work you have done. The project is designed to expose you to issues of project management, resourcing, planning, scheduling, documentation, and communication and will demand individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking.

The project will involve you as an individual working on a particular area of activity relevant to your degree, with the goal of meeting a specific set of objectives. Your project will be supervised by a single member of faculty, who takes on the role of technical director. A second (minor) supervisor is also assigned to provide occasional guidance. The specific objectives will depend on the nature of the project. It is however typical for a project to involve you in developing competency in project management, specification, development of concepts, detailed design, hardware and/or software implementation, testing, analysis, evaluation and communication.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies for advanced materials. The actual content will be updated as new technology is developed. The initial focus will be on the following topics:

  • concurrent engineering and the software environment that supports it
  • CAD/CAM/CAE
  • computer-integrated manufacture and industrial informatics
  • rapid prototyping and time compression technologies
  • rapid tooling
  • stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)
  • laminated object manufacture
  • 3D printing
  • laser manufacturing technology
  • laser micro-machining technology
  • composites
  • casting
  • turbomachinery manufacturing technologies
  • aerospace and automotive manufacturing technologies.

Advanced Thermofluids

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits
  • Flow governing equations
  • turbulence: Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations, mixing length and k-e model
  • integral methods for boundary layers
  • combustion, including radiation in gases
  • unsteady flow
  • measurement techniques
  • lubrication: Reynolds equation, regimes of lubrication
  • compressible flows.

Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module, you cover:

  • basic governing equations of fluid flow
  • discretization of governing equations
  • grid generation
  • turbulence modelling
  • numerical methods for incompressible and compressible flow
  • boundary conditions
  • simulation/analysis of a turbulent flow problem using the commercial software package ANSYS Workbench.

If you are an MEng or MechE student, you must have already taken the 'Fundamental Computational Fluid Dynamics' module (H3054), in order to take this module.

If you are an MSc Auto student, you must already have experience of Computational Fluid Dynamics in order to take this module.

Heat Transfer Applications

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Topics covered include:

  • heat exchanger theory, design, analysis and applications
  • applications of convective heat transfer to changes of phase (boiling and condensation)
  • boundary layer theory, integral equations and scale analysis
  • applications of heat transfer instrumentation, temperature and heat flux, and associated errors.

Automotive Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

1. An overview of the automotive systems, operating principles, performance analysis and design process.
2. Introductions to IC engines, HEV technology, FCV technology and transmission.
3. Introduction to vehicle dynamics, adhesion, cornering behaviour, roll and roll movement distribution, stability control.
4. Introduction to chassis, suspension, steering, brake and tyre performance. Introduction to thermal management, body aerodynamics, NVH, electronics and control system including telematics, crashworthiness and crash testing.
5. Selection of appropriate subsystems, components to meet performance objectives.
6. Use of various new technologies to improve engine behaviour, downsizing, power output and emissions.

Cybernetics and Neural Networks

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

A cybernetic device responds and adapts to a changing environment in a sensible way. Neural network systems permit the construction of such devices exploiting information, feedback and control to achieve intelligent interaction and behaviour from autonomous devices such as robots.

In this module the utilisation of artificial intelligence techniques and neural networks are explored in detail. Software implementation of theoretical concepts will solve genuine engineering problems in dynamic feedback control systems, pattern recognition and scheduling problems. In many instances solutions must be computed in response to data arriving in real-time (e.g. video data). The implications of high speed decision making will be explored.

The module will explore:

  • neuron models
  • network architectures
  • perceptron and perceptron learning rule
  • synaptic vector spaces
  • linear transformations for neural networks
  • supervised hebbian learning
  • performance optimisation
  • widrow-hoff learning
  • associative learning
  • competitive networks.

Learning will be supported by laboratories using the Matlab Neural Network Toolbox.

Gas Turbines and Turbocharging

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits
  • Thermodynamic cycles for gas turbine engines for shaft power and jet propulsion
  • analysis of cycle efficiency under design and off-design conditions
  • thermodynamic principles of internal combustion engine turbochargers and superchargers
  • matching turbochargers to internal combustion engines.

Mechanical Dynamics

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

Topics include:

  • state space modelling of dynamic systems
  • self-excited vibration and instability
  • various non-linear phenomena
  • applications of the Finite-Element Method in dynamics
  • the Rayleigh-Ritz method
  • linear model reduction techniques
  • MDOF models of linear damping
  • the effect of damping on natural frequencies and mode shapes
  • forced vibration of general linear MDOF systems: time and frequency domain analysis, solution via DFT
  • review of probability theory and the normal distribution
  • introduction to stochastic processes, correlation functions, and power spectral densities
  • random vibration analysis of linear dynamic systems
  • international standards on machine vibration levels.

Testing & Modelling for Automotive Power Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

The module concerns engine testing technology and test design, including

  • energy flow calculations
  • the use of sensors including temperature, pressure, force, torque, velocity, displacement, mass flow, vibration, emissions and diagnostic techniques, calibration and metering technology, key instrumentations, ECU functions, interpretation of test data, engine control systems for fuel economy and emission level
  • modelling and simulation methods for power-trains of conventional IC engines, electric vehicles and hybrid power systems
  • energy demand and efficiency in EU and US test cycles
  • optimisation of gears.

Advanced Turbomachinery

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Mean line design and analysis of turbomachinery blades including axial and radial compressor, axial and radial turbines, and hydraulic turbines. Three dimensional design tools to turbomachinery blades. Analysis and design of horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines. Application of the knowledge acquired in a turbomachinery design project.

Finite Element Analysis

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Topics include:

  • introduction to finite-element modelling methods and software
  • preparation of the graphical interface
  • setting up a model
  • mesh generation
  • stress analysis
  • nodal analysis and dynamic modelling
  • interfacing with other packages and the use of exchangeable formats
  • checking a solution
  • debugging and validation of the modelling process.

Strategic Management - Engineering module

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module explores various aspects of the strategic planning process, including environmental scanning, strategy formulation and implementation, and strategy evaluation and control. Through case study analysis, you will explore how leading firms use strategy to gain competitive advantage, and how they relate strategy with technological and engineering projects and operations.

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